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Can anyone explain to me why tattoos are so popular?


Maybe I'm from a completely different era (I just turned 51), but can anyone explain to me why everyone and their mother has to get a crappy tattoo and show it off to everyone these days? I don't think of myself as a prude-- I'm a punk rock fan from way back, and I have mostly worked close to people in the arts community-- but I just don't get it. Am I missing something profound?

 
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    Dwayne Smith (Desmith3) 4 years ago

    "tattoos are a permanent manifestation of a temporary desire or interest."

    Excellent choice of words, my own thoughts well spoken.

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    John C Thomas (e-five) 4 years ago

    Are there any regrets yet on these tattoos? I'm in my early 50s, and I know that if I'd gotten a tattoo at any time in my life I would grow someday to regret it. Especially a colorful neck tattoo that said, "Born to Amortize."


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    John C Thomas (e-five) 4 years ago

    Thanks for answering, Dads world, but I still don't understand the motivation. For instance, why did YOU get a tattoo-- was it for something that you felt very strongly about, for artistic reasons, because you felt naked when you were naked?