You Want Me To Get A Tattoo?

You want me to get a tattoo? One day about eight years ago I received an email from a random person on MySpace asking me if I wanted to get a tattoo. He notified me he was giving special offers to first-time clients in the area, so I politely emailed him back and expressed that I had no interest in doing this. He said he "learned something new every day," and was shocked I did not want a tattoo. Maybe I am a wet blanket, but I absolutely hate needles, so those are my feelings on the issue. Many people talk about how getting a tattoo is a big life step for them, but for me, I just have no interest. I think that is great if you want to get a tattoo, but I find it funny that some people have asked me if I will ever get one. I have no interest in sporting a tattoo, and today I was thinking about some other things I have no desire to do.

Eight years later and I think I look cute without a tattoo.  I express my individuality via the graphic t-shirts I make with my artwork.
Eight years later and I think I look cute without a tattoo. I express my individuality via the graphic t-shirts I make with my artwork. | Source

I Will Never Drink Liquor

I never understood why people like to get a buzz or slightly out of it from drinking. I never enjoyed the taste of wine and could live without it. When I turned twenty-one I did not remember being excited to finally be able to legally drink liquor here in the US because I never liked the stuff in the first place. I tried wine a couple of times when I was around the age of twenty and just did not like the taste. Give me a sweet tasting soda over wine any day. When I go places I order soda and can live without the liquor. One time I remember how in Botany class we once made homemade beer and I was one of the few students who did not want to drink it. Actually, today I am preferring water with lemon in it, and in the long term I just do not want to drink something people used to have to rely on as their one of the sole medicinal sources. Wine tasting might be an art, but I am pretty artistic without indulging in it myself.

I Will Never Own An Ipod

My mom won an Ipod a few years ago and I loaded a few songs onto it, but after that we just did not understand the appeal. I never liked wearing headphones or putting ear buds in my ears, so the point of the Ipod pretty much went over my head. Also, I tend to agree with some of the observations today on how everyone being tuned into their ipods and wireless devices has created a disconnect from the people we are around at the moment. Technology is a great thing, but I would rather listen to music or watch a show when I am on my own time, which is at home in solitude and leisure.

I graduated from college back in 2000 and completed my master's degree online in 2005, so I missed out on the Ipod and texting crazes. However, I do remember seeing people listening to their CD players during lecture and often wondered why they even attended class. Some people I know who are in college now share how students often text or listen to their Ipod when a professor is lecturing. What are you doing in class if you just want to play with technological gadgets? I tend to agree with that Sociology professor who got mad at the students talking in the back of our make-shift movie theater classroom. He informed them that they could go out in the lobby and eat popcorn if they wanted to chat, and I sort of feel the same way about those who text and listen to Ipods during meetings and lectures. Personally that is your choice, but why even go to class or a meeting if you are going to do that? Also, it shows a bit of disrespect for the person lecturing. They spent time putting together a presentation, and tapping on a phone or Ipod just seems a bit dismissive. Take an online course if you need to constantly be plugged into your gadgets.

I enjoy listening to music from time to time, but I do not have any interest in the Ipod, so I just never see myself buying one.

I Will Never Drive

Part of me used to want to drive when I was in my early twenties, but I soon learn I was just way too nervous behind the wheel. I would rather walk miles on my own two feet as opposed to driving. When I walk I get to look up at the mountains and hear the birdies chirping in the trees, but I could not if I drove. I will never drive and no longer try to defend myself when some noisey person asks why I do not. People in California act like you are a mutant if you do not drive, and it has only been with the recent economy situation that walking has become more acceptable. Walking has always been fine with me, but now some people are actually walking more because of the high gas prices we pay in our state. However, the majority in the Inland Empire drives, so you better watch out from them even as a pedestrian when you have the right of way.

I wish some drivers would remember that when there is a walking light it is pedestrians first and cars second, but in California this is not always an easy rule to enforce. Actually I live in a slightly more rural part of Southern California, so I would hate to live in Los Angeles all the time. Part of me actually likes how in New York everyone can walk and no one thinks anything weird of it. Besides, people are always giving themselves pats on the back for being environmental for using cloth shopping bags and driving prius cars, but honestly people who travel on foot have a much lower carbon footprint. In the beginning I never even started out wanting to brag about how environmental I was for walking, but I realized over time that I actually was created fewer carbon emissions than those who bragged about how green they are.

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Cherish77 7 years ago

I cannot live without my Ipod. I like that it is nice and compact and can fit in my pocket. Can't do that with a walkman or CD player. Now I do not listen to it while someone is talking, I do listen when I am walking to town, or doing tasks for the teacher while I am at Faiths school(not in the hallways though, only when the kids are not in the room).

I only drink on occasion, there are few things I like.

Tattoos, never had one, but if I saw one I thought was cool, I might get one, with my kids names added. Though they don't seem as cool now that my mother-in-law has one.

Driving is gonna be a must for me eventually. Im scared crapless about doing it, but I admit I get flustered with Sean when he takes the long way, or if he asks me how to get somewhere that he has been to before, or if he exspects me to know how to get somewhere I have never been before, or have only been to once. He and his mom have the shortest memories, it's amazing they get anywhere.


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Princessa 7 years ago from France

Hi SweetiePie, that's a lovely new avatar, I like it. I am with you with the tatoo, I wouldn't get one neither, too much pain :) I also share the driving "no-no" (at the moment, I might change my mind later) I do prefer to be driven around or just go around in my bycicle, it is so much more fun and it keeps me fit ... what else can you ask for?


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I will never get a tattoo; we have a dear friend who is a tattoo artist, but will not do it. I think of how when we get older, how odd its going to look anyway. 

As for driving, I wish I had the guts to learn, but I am scared as I don't hear well and don't have a very good sense of direction.  I love to walk, and did plenty of walking while living in NY, and I miss that.  I read in a health newsletter, that NYr's live longer because of the walking even if its a polluted and dangerous city. Driving in NY is not practical due to the congestion and great public transportation system which even the mayor takes.  

Love your avatar by the way. :)  


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Florida Keys 7 years ago from Jewfish Key Florida

Be careful, you might miss out on some of the finer things in life. I can do without the tattoos and such. Texting is just stupid in my opinion...I prefer to talk. I drink occasionally, but don't drink and drive. I don't like beer or wine, but love a little Rum. I started driving at the age of 10 back on the farm, and I can drive about anything....I feel absolutely at a loss if my car breaks down and I have no way to travel....driving is pure freedom.


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Teresa McGurk 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

I guess I have the opposite tendencies. I use the excuse to myself that because I'm a writer, I need to experience everything i can. I loved getting a tattoo -- as an older, neatly dressed woman, when I pulled out my boob and asked for a tat, the young man and I had a great chat about his art, the needles and ink, and proper placement of the design. It was fascinating, and I learned about a whole subculture in the process. After the design was finished, we spent some time looking at photos of his other work, and I "interviewed" other customers in the shop for their opinions, etc. Of course, I've never written about tattoos, but I feel richer for the experience, and love it when doctors or nurses ask me how old I was when I got the tat.


Guest magic 7 years ago

I see what you don't want to do, but please, please, please tell uss what you would want to do SwettiePies with the pretty eyes!

The positive is so much more fun. Don't you think?


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Whitney05 7 years ago from Georgia

Tattoos are great. Ha.

Alcohol is lovely, but it's taking too much liquor to get me drunk or even buzzed, so I may have to move to a cheaper version... Beer... but it's awful!

iPods really aren't all they're cracked up to be.

"I will never drive" I like this one, but unfortunately I think the time is coming near that I do have to get my license. I've had my permit for about 3 years or so. I'll be 22 this year, and really need my license. I try not to tell people that I don't drive because I don't have a reason for it. I can and know how. Just don't want to take the test. I don't like doing it, and would rather not if I don't have to.

My boyfriend told me today that I needed it for if we ever lived together so I can go to and from work. But otherwise, he'd rather drive me than me drive bc he knows I'm safer if he drives.


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SoManyPaths 7 years ago from West Coast USA

You are my hero. I could not agree with you more on almost everything except driving. Well, I am 50% there. I don't want to drive much either UNLESS I must go 5 to 20 miles. Otherwise, a walk for a mile or a bike ride so is OK with me.

I like to walk too and enjoy life in the open vs. being in a concealed moving living room (i.e. ..those disgusting polluting SUV's - Lincoln Navigators, Suburbans).  How many times do you see 1 person in these huge vehicles. OMG, this kills me.....And as far as wine, I can't agree with you there. I will indulge in a glass casually.

Sorry, I am not a frequent vineyard hopper but I do enjoy a nice glass every now and then. Whatever is healthy for you is a friend of mine.


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast

Wow very interesting, I might be the opposite of you in some of these. Already have a tattoo, I don't drink beer or wine but like hard liquor and even though I got my license late in life I drive. I have had an ipod had it stolen and never replaced it, to me it doesn't matter where my music comes from as long as I can hear it. Thanks for sharing. P.S. I love the new avatar too!!


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ocbill 7 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

OK, I agree to not drink liquor and drive at the same time for sure. Now if those two things are independent of each other. let em' roll.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thanks for sharing everyone.  Mostly this is just a list of things that I do not want to do.  I never said these things are bad (these are great for many if not most people), but on the same token I feel I am missing out on nothing because I do not want to do the things on this list.

Cherish,

I think the driving thing will come to you in time.  Do not worry so much, and you know you can take Marta to get around up in the mountains.  I think that might be good because then you would not need to wait on Sean if you want to go to the store and things.  My sister used to take Marta before she drove, but personally I did not like it and just walked because I got tired of them not wanting to show up sometimes.

Princessa,

I love the attitude Europeans have about walking.  Here in America some people just act so stuned if you hate driving and want to walk.  Oh well, at least the sidewalks are more empty this way :).  It must be lovely riding your bike around in France. 

Violet Sun,

That is one thing I heard about New York, it is much easier to walk around.  I hope to visit one day, and it is good to know that it is easy to get around without a car.  In Honolulu when many tourists visit people actually take public transportation or walk there because it is effective.

Florida Keys,

What do you think I am missing out on?  See I never wrote here that other people cannot do these things, and most people love to do them.  All I am saying is I have no desire to do the things on the list.  This may make me stand apart from you, but I like to express my individuality and I do not feel I am missing out on anything.  I wonder why people feel this way just because I wrote about things I really do not like doing.  Everyone else can and will do many of these things, but I am happy with my experiences personally.

Teresa,

I am glad you enjoyed getting the tattoo.  I do not have anything against people getting these, but I suppose my interest in writing this was I feel sometimes people are not free to express why they do not want one.  My objection to having tattoos stems from my hatred of needles and just liking myself the way I am.  Sometimes people I meet think I am against tattoos because I do not want one, but I just want to clear up the confusion there.  To me if felt liberating to say I would never want one and write about it.  Especially after two years ago when the man wrote me out of the blue on Myspace and said I am not daring because I never want one.  Well there are so many experiences I have been willing to have and can write about minus these things, and I guess I am just finding my writer's voice in this piece.  It is just all practice for the books I plan to write one day.

Whitney,

I realize many people love tattoos and I do not think this are bad.  Many look great, I just do not want to have one.  I remember yours looked nice though in the hub where you were hubber of the week, so I realize many people have nice ones.

I am sure you will drive soon and it sounds like now you have a reason to get your license.  Some of my friends did not get their licenses until they were 23 or 24.

SoManyPaths,

I am glad you enjoy walking and driving.  Sounds like you save money by not always having to pump gas.

TripletMom,

I am glad you enjoy many things from this list.  For along time I just disconcerted when people grimace and contort their faces over my decision to not drive, want liquor at a get together, or to refuse a tattoo service.  Being the introvert that I am I never pushed my way of life on others, but very often people are always trying to tell me my life would be better if I drove.  Why do people think my life is not good now?  I even have a friend who thinks I would be happier if I drove, and she is a very well meaning friend, but I think for her she equates happiness to driving, so it is hard for her to understand I am not missing out in my opinion.  Thanks for the comment on my avatar.

ocbill,

When did I say people cannot drink lol.  This is about why I do not like liquor.  you are a funny one :).


jjrubio 7 years ago

Good hub and respectfully...that's great if you can live without those things.=)

As for me- I loved getting my tat when I was just a young teen trying to make a name for myself "los angeles" on my ankle in beautiful cursive writing. I wish I had a few more.

Drinking- Wow...I don't have to drink but I do it because I can. Jesus drank wine, so anything that's good enough for him is good enough for me! =)

Ipod- Don't have one...I like loud speakers thumping in my house and car so no need for headphones and ipods.

Driving- I have to say depending on where you live whether it is a want or not it may be a neccessity. Anyways- I love driving...especially when its a firme ride like my old lowrider. Cruising is one of my favorite past times.

Good hub!


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

jjrubio,

I am glad you like to do those things too. I actually agree with you about the speakers and listening to music without head phones. My main reason for not liking an ipod is I actually want to hear music without something in my ears. Mostly I just hate to put anything in or on my ears.


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Nancy's Niche 7 years ago from USA

A drink with dinner once in awhile can be enjoyable its excess that becomes the problem. Good article, and good luck on all the never's. The one thing I have learned in this life is, never-say-never! Inevitably, one will find they have done the very thing they said would “never” happen…Life is a great teacher as long as we learn the lessons.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thanks Nancy, but I have no problem saying never to some things.  I know for a fact I will never do any of the things on this list because I am very secure in who I am at this point in my life.  I like to make my own rules, and sometimes it is okay to say never to some things.  I am learning everything I need from this beautiful life, even if I say never  :).

Perhpas I will inspire some other people to say never. Live by your own rules and never be afraid to say never :).


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LyrialZander 7 years ago

Life is to crazy for a permanent mark on my body.

I will eventually change my mind about the design or colors or meaning... Tattoos are forever. The real forever, cause I can't afford removal. Have you heard of these people tattooing their eyeballs!?!

CRAZY

Also, Ipods are the devil. I totally agree. Why cater to fadness?

But you really won me over with the never wanting to drive section.

I never really felt comfortable behind the wheel, then I rolled my car and now it's hard to get driving without a panic attack ensuing.

Great hub, keep em coming.

*}Peace{*


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Lyrical Zander,

I am glad you agree with me on many of these things. To each his own I guess, but I am pretty set in who I am. People see being set in their ways as bad, but to me it just means I am secure where I am now.


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Crazichic4life 7 years ago

most of these things i wont do either but i own an ipod and the earphones keep fallin out my ear and when in my ear i can neva hear so i end up speaking really loud in public. this hub is so true and helped me reconsider certain things


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hot dorkage 7 years ago from Oregon, USA

I lost my tattoo virginity involuntarily. Ordinarily I think the human body is at its most beautiful left alone vis a vis Michalangelo's David, but since my body has been tampered with I'm thinking of getting a tattoo to camoflauge the scar. I never thought I'd get a tattoo but now I'm rethinkin.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Crazichic4life,

I hope the truth people get from this hub is not being afraid to be themselves, or say they do not want to do something because other people think they are not living. We must be true to ourselves before all else.

hot dorkage,

I hope you enjoy your tattoo if you get one. There is a show called Inked on TLC that I find interesting, although I never plan on getting a tattoo. It is an interesting show to watch though because many of the people discuss what motivated them to get a particular tattoo.


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earnestshub 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

Hi SweetiePie. Love the new you! I have been driving since 6 years of age(in the Australian bush) but prefer to ride my bicycle these days, but living in Australia driving is necessary to reach far away places that have no public transport. I do not have a tattoo and will not be getting one. I don't drink much, but love our Australian beer. I think everyone has the right to be individual and proud of it, so like you I think others life decisions are fine by me.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi earnestshub,

I can imagine riding or driving around Australia would be beautiful. I still hope to go one day. I am glad you shared.


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

SO with you on tatoos, I loathe needles as well. Yuck.

I drink occasionally, but perhaps a total of 10 to 15 units of alcohol a year. I also can drive, but don't, much!


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

LondGirl,

I always feel like maybe I am the only one that is afraid of needles. I literally yelp when I accidentally get a splinter caught in my finger, so I cannot imagine having to sit still while someone tattooed me.

The good thing about London is the wonderful public transport, so I assume you wold not even have to drive much really.


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

You don't have to drive in London, and it's usually a really bad idea (-:

We only really drive when going out of town.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Sounds like a great city LG.


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poorQpine 7 years ago from USA

No tatts for me either But....How about doing the wild thing?

It is my newest hub about creativity, won't you join me?

And maybe we could walk together some time but it would have to be late at night. I walk everywhere I go.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi PoorQpine,

I did not realize you had a new hub, so I will definitely go check it out. Forgive me but my Internet was down for almost a week, so I am still playing catchy up.


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sarahonweb 7 years ago

Hey sweetie pie...

M trully wd u as i hate drinks....& ipods too.. keeping ear buds evry time in ears will stop u to be interactive wd rest of d world...

well all dat i can say is nice posting..keep it up


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

I love London, it's a wonderful place. Have you ever been here?


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vivekananda 7 years ago from India

No tattoos, No alcoholics, No ipods, No driving.. whatever it is! The way of sharing your lifestyle was good to read and interesting. Afterall everyone has to have his own way of thinking for his/her life. It's like a seal created by you for yourself to show who and what u are. This is SweetPie's special over here.


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Jlo0312 7 years ago from Chicago

Hi SweetiePie,

I just joined about 3 minutes ago, and yours is the first Hub I have read...about the things that you can do without.

I guess that I disagree with all of them. I did get a couple of tatoos...not to impress anyone or to mar my body, but to commemorate a friend and proclaim a belief.

Liquor--I do not drink because I lost my priveleges. I haven't for about seven years now, and I agree...it tastes terrible, although I once loved it...too much. The ONLY reason that I imbibed was to become out of hand...to step out of my boring self and into my fun self. But, like all habits, it had to go.

iPods. Contrary to your other comments, they are not fads, which has become obvious due to the amount of sales recorded every year. I am not a big texter, but it does in handy, especially when in meetings or when you don't have time to talk. The ONE dangerous thing about iPods and texting: don't do them while on busy streets. Not hearing and not looking around can get you wiped out quickly.

As far as driving, I understand your sentiments. You feel so much more of your surroundings when not in a car, or a bus, train, etc. I live in Chicago, and the only way to feel the the pulse of the people is to walk. There is so much more to notice...so much more to catalog for later use. But, sometimes it's not an option. Some must drive to work...to see their children...to live.

Anyway, I liked your thoughts. Sorry that I disagree. Peace


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Whitney05 7 years ago from Georgia

ooo 23 or 23 makes me feel better then. Ha


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

sarahonweb,

Thanks for sharing. Welcome to Hubpages. London Girl, I got a passport especially to go to the UK in 2001 because I was going to help out at a summer camp with my roommate who was from there. However, I ended up getting a job and could not go, so I had to cancel my plane ticket. I do plan to go one day of course, but money always seems to be an obstacle. If I had all the money in the world I would go to UK, France, and pretty much every place I have wanted to visit. So I hope to go one day.

vikeanana,

I like being me and do not have to apologize for it. Thanks for the support.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Jlo,

I do not think you read my hub and saw what I meant.  Not once did I ever say you had to agree with me, and I do disagree with your comment about how Ipod are a fad because of course they are.  Records were a fad, tapes were a fad, CD's were a fad, and when the Ipod is replaced with something else it will be once more a fad. 

This hub is about expressing my individuality, but I noticed some people seem very disconcerted when one wants to stand apart.  Not sure why, but I am the voice for those who do not want to always go with the flow.  That is all. 

Whitney,

One person I knew got her license at 23, but she did not even really drive until 28 because she did not have a car until then :).


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Jerilee Wei 7 years ago from United States

These days it seems like everyone has a tattoo, young and old.  Sometimes I've thought about getting one, although not too much indepth.  Only because I have an eighteen inch scar on my leg that looks like a half moon and think it might look more attractive if it were hidden with one.  Then, I remember that when you go to the hospital these days, they always inquire about tattoos, some will not let you give blood if you have one, etc.  My other deterent is my 66 year old husband who claims he will divorce me if I do. ha ha  tempting on some days.

I've had too many alcoholics in my life to ever think drinking was worthwhile or welcome in my lifestyle, but will occasionally have a glass of wine or a drink.  Sixty years old and have only been drunk 4 times in my life. 

Can't live without my IPOD pleasantly, as it calms me and makes long waiting times bearable.

Can't imagine not driving here in Florida where public transportation is unreliable, the heat, the afternoon thunderstorms, etc. make it not the best way to go.  Still, eventually I'll most like move to an international city and look forward to the day I can give up driving and just walk.  Seems saner.

Nice hub, as always!


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Jlo0312 7 years ago from Chicago

Sweetie Pie,

I wasn't trying to put down your individuality...just offering mine. I look forward to reading more from you.

JLo


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Jeri lee,

I have some large scars on my legs too, but for some reason these never bothered me. I know that sounds weird, but I have had the scars since I was young and someone these just seem to be part of my legs now. I fell off my bike when I was little and scraped up my legs pretty bad, hence the scars. Now these are almost unnoticeable, but I still can see them when I think about it. I hope you like your tattoo if you decide to get one.

Jlo,

That is fine and I am glad to hear your opinions. Just sort of sounded like you thought I did not know what a fad is, when actually many things are fads.


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lindsayh28 7 years ago

Very interesting SweetiePie! I admire that you know what you do and do not want to do. I'm undecided about tattoos (which will probably keep me from ever getting one), own and love my iPod, and can't imagine going without a vehicle. Nevertheless, thoroughly enjoyed your hub. Thanks for sharing!


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi Lindsay,

I enjoy reading what others like to do and not do also, so thanks for sharing. Welcome to Hubpages!


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Pete Maida 7 years ago

Are we related? I never saw the fascination in "getting ink done"; that's proabably because I'm an old guy. I tried drinking when I was young and it only made me sick so Diet Pepsi is my drink. I have a Sony Walkman but I only listen to it when I jog and I absolutely hate to drive. I rather be on a play or a train. I get no enjoyment what so ever from driving. I consider it a burden and an necessary evil. Nice hub.


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C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana

SweetiePie,

You know I really like a lot of the artwork that goes in to tattoos but, I have to say it is just too permanent for me. Good for anyone else though. Thumbs up on the subject.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Pete,

I agree with you about flying and taking trans. I would definitely fly to Hawaii more often if I had the cash. It sounds like you are living life according to your terms, and I find that admirable. Thanks for sharing.

C.S. Alexis,

Very much agree with you on the permanent aspect of it, although some tattoos are very beautiful as you have stated.


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2patricias 7 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

We were outside yesterday with our Wonderful Husbands, and sat on a bench to listen to all the birds singing. We couldn't have done that if we'd had iPods.

Neither of us has a tattoo, nor any inclination to get one.

As for alcohol and driving - in moderation!

Interesting Hub - makes us try to think of other things that we would never do.

Thanks.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi 2patricias,

It is just ponderings about my stance on certain things I suppose. Each to his own I say.


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nvsongwriter 7 years ago from Charlottesville VA

Looks like you really struck some nerves with this hub. But ya know, I really adnire anyone who stands up for what they believe. I'm mostly with you. I think it's sad how so much of the newer generation has little respect for anyone older than they are. They don't want to work and don't think they should have to. The age of entitlement.

I don't think pepole with tattoos all over theor body have given a thought to what they will look like years from now. They may regret it one day.

As for driving, I'm past 40 and don't drive anymore. My wife won't let me because I've had too many tickets. I don't care though. We go everywhere together and I love her greatly.

Great hub,

Joe


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

nvsongwriter,

If I struck some nerves it is because people have not really processed what I wrote.  Most did, but when did I ever tell anyone getting a tattoo was wrong?  Never.  The funny thing is if I had wrote a hub about how I love my tattoos people would be praising me up the wazoo, but because I took a stand about not wanting tattoos for myself some her offended.  If I read about how I love a glass of wine many people would have Personally I really do not worry about what people with tattoos will look like later in life because it is their choice, and most will look fine I assume. 

I just do not like needels and ink.  I felt it was outrageous for a tattoo artist to contact me via Myspace and ask when I was getting a tattoo, because if I had written him and asked him when he was making an Easter egg card he would have freaked.  I guess my point is equality for those with divergent opinions.  I appreciate your comments.


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

I'm with you and could never even concieve of getting a tatoo! It's so pointless to me. I do enjoy an alchoholic beverage now and again. It's lovely with certain meals. I don't understand overconsumption of it, however. If you can walk somewhere opposed to driving there, I'm all for it. Certain neighborhoods and cities, weather climates and tasks, health situations and other factors make it difficult for many people to prefer traveling on foot. You're lucky on that point. The ipod thing is an odd one to me. I don't always use mine, I really really hate earbuds myself, but it does save on energy to listen to interviews I download on it. I don't text. I hate it when other people do. It actually gets on my nerves for some reason. There certainly is a time and a place for things of that nature (texting, listening to ones ipod, etc.). The only one I know that overdoes that is my sister. Thanks for sharing your nevers with us.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

I am not a fanatic on tatoos either, never wanted one never will, I appreciate art and some people choose to do it, but when you are 70 those tatoos are not as pretty anymore. I have seen them on elderly patients and can attest to that.

Ipods, there is one in our home however I am not ipod literate and our 8 year old knows more about the darn thing then I do. But we also focus on other things. Texting? Clueless , I cannot seem to get my fingers to move on this itty butty buttons on my blackberry , therefore I don't bother. I don't use the cell unless necessary as it is annoying and a legal tracking device in which sometime we need time to ourselves.

I drive love to drive, however I enjoy walking to and I agree there is nothing like listening to the birds chirp, the wind blow through your hair, and smelling the scent of a flower is great. You appreciate the finer things in life. If more walked we would have less pollution and smog, this comes from an avid driver. Thanks for the words and wonderful hub!!!:)


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dana825 7 years ago from Chicago

I gotta agree with the tatoos and I don't drink. I don't know how I'd survive without a car! Actually, I would prefer to travel by horseback, if we could somehow work out a way in our society to do that, I'd ride everywhere!


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi Frieda,

I enjoy reading your insights also. From time to time I have responded to texts people send me, but I try not to send them myself because there is a month allowance. Once I was talking to someone and there was a long pause before they answered my question. When I looked over I realized they had stopped listening to me and immediately started reply to a text! I understand what you mean about how there is a time and place for these behaviors, such as waiting to when you are not talking to someone lol.

AEvans,

My mom is like you, she loves to drive, but she also enjoys walking too. It is amazing how kids are so adept to learning technology and can pick up things right away. It is interesting to hear what happens to older patients since I have never worked in the medical field. Thanks for sharing and I liked reading your insights on these issues.

Hi dana,

I remember a few people when I lived up in the mountains used to ride their horses around our neighborhood just for fun. One time it was funny because the horses were trotting down the street a few cars had to slowing follow alone after them. Horses are beautiful creatures and I liked the picture of yours.

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