Are Tattooers Impulsive?

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  1. Phil Perez profile image80
    Phil Perezposted 3 years ago

    Are Tattooers Impulsive?

    Psychologically, do people who get tattoos (more than one) impulsive and lack self-control?
    If it means so much to them whatever it is they want to get tattooed, why do they feel they have to get it inked into their skin? I don't think they'd have a problem remembering something significant in their life (assuming it's an important part of their life).

    Also, for the ones who say it's art, and to let them express themselves, well, I have to say that you do not express yourself with your body, you do so with your mind. Unless you also lack the capability to do that, too.

  2. Elizabeth Sophia profile image60
    Elizabeth Sophiaposted 3 years ago

    Some people get tattoos just because they like the look of them. I'm 18 and do not plan on getting a tattoo anytime soon, but to me, they are very cool looking. I am more of a piercing person; I do agree that tattoos are more of a big deal than piercings since they are indeed permanent, whereas piercings can of course close up. When it comes to someone losing a family member and choosing to get a tattoo in memory of that person, I guess you can consider that an impulsive action. My friend's father recently passed away and she is contemplating on getting a tattoo. I feel like getting a tattoo for that kind of reason makes sense because the person wants a permanent memory of his/her deceased loved one on his/her body. I wouldn't consider it an act of lacking self-control honestly. Tattoos involve a lot of thought. But, if you are against them... to each their own smile xx

    1. Phil Perez profile image80
      Phil Perezposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      What about gauges ? If you get them a big enough size that they don't close then what ? Also, what's wrong with remembering something important to you (like I mentioned in the question)? If it's important, you won't forget, thus, you don't need a tat

    2. Aime F profile image83
      Aime Fposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I feel like you're just being obtuse. Of course you don't NEED a tattoo to remind you of something important. Do you put photos up in your house of people things/you love? Is it because you'll forget about them if you don't?

    3. Phil Perez profile image80
      Phil Perezposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Love is a strong word, but to not avoid the point, that's true, I do keep, sorry, hoard things sometimes, I do admit... But I think it's impulsive of me because I haven't yet carefully thought why.

    4. Aime F profile image83
      Aime Fposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Why do you need to carefully think about why you keep pictures of loved ones? Not everything needs to be analyzed to death.

    5. Phil Perez profile image80
      Phil Perezposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I always feel like analyzing. Understanding everything to death can be essential! It's like chess. People who are the best in the world, have gone through intense practice and analysis to be the best. I believe in the same thing.

    6. Aime F profile image83
      Aime Fposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I think it also can be detrimental. But hey ho, to each their own and all that jazz.

  3. Aime F profile image83
    Aime Fposted 3 years ago

    I have three tattoos, one in honour of my dad who passed away when I was a teenager. It's the word "love" in his handwriting. I have another one that's a poem that my grandmother loved that I got after she passed, and another in honour of my two family dogs who were my best friends growing up.

    None of them were impulsive, I had given years of thought to each of them. And I love them. I don't lack self control or the capability to remember my loved ones, that's an absolutely ridiculous thing to say. I find my tattoos to be comforting, and I do like the look of them. I understand tattoos aren't for everyone but I've never understood why anyone would have a problem with someone else having them.

    I might question if someone who judges another person's motives for getting a tattoo spends too much time finding ways to project negative characteristics onto others. smile

    1. Phil Perez profile image80
      Phil Perezposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I just like to understand, Aime. It doesn't matter how long you took, it can still be considered impulsive because of the possibility of overlooking something. You're also just taking my question as an attack. I'm just curious, that's all.

    2. Aime F profile image83
      Aime Fposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Well, no, because the very definition of "impulsive" is to act without forethought. Giving something years of thought is, by definition, not impulsive.

      Anyway, you could say that about literally any decision you make in life.

    3. Phil Perez profile image80
      Phil Perezposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      What if the forethought wasn't good enough, ha. But you're right, philosophically, it would be practically impossible. What did you consider when you got a tattoo?

    4. Aime F profile image83
      Aime Fposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I considered if it was something meaningful to me and if it would still be meaningful to me 60 years from now. My family will never not be meaningful to me. It was more placement and the exact style that I mulled over.

    5. Phil Perez profile image80
      Phil Perezposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I see. Well I won't argue over that...also because I can't choose what meaningful means to you because I don't know what it means objectively, so I won't criticize.

 
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