Tattoos seem to be the fad of recent years. Almost everyone "has" to get one. And some people have to cover the body with a multitude of tattoos. Tattoos are not my personal taste. I have none & I have no intent of ever getting one. I find tattoos unappealing & a turn off. I'm glad my wife feels the same. I know I am probably in the minority on this one, so tell me why you like tattoos. Or why not.
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I relate to your comment "I love my skin the way it is ... the clear, smooth skin of others ..." I find the unblemished human body extremely attractive. To me, tattoos are like clothes.
My 17 yr. swears he is getting a tattoo on his 17th birthday. I said no tattoos until he is 18 that's why his b-day. He has already picked one out. I think he'll be sorry, but I agree w/u. It's his decision. Me, I like bare skin.
Dont let him get something crappy from someone crappy, where do you live? Statewise, and closest big city?
I don't want to give out my location, but I do appreciate any advice you have as to where to get a tattoo & what we should know before my son gets one.
I can respect that. Um, I just know who is who state by state. So, um, google tattoo artists in you're area, a little extra drive and cost will be worth it. Start checking their online portfolio's, I'd get into it more, but only 21 characters left.
Sorry about that residentstone. Thanks for the advice. I do appreciate it.
No problem. Look for outlines that are solid and bold. Look, for well saturated color that isnt spotty or dull, For black and grey look for smoothness and softness giving way to bolder, darker blacks and greys. Some dudes specialize in one or other.
So sorry, RealityTalk. It's difficult when our children do something that we don't like or understand. I'm sure we did the same to our parents in some way as well. If you allow him to, I would try to find a "quality" artist as residentstone stated.
I like your reason to get a tattoo "as a meaningful reminder." It is a permanent reminder one carries with them at all times which they can display to others. Personally, I prefer to keep my personal memories in my head, but I understand.
As said, I am not a "tattoo sort-of-guy." That said, I am on the same page with you. If women do get tattoos, I find it more attractive if the tattoos r small & few. Too much of anything makes me think of a child coloring outside the lines.
LOL...."Tattoos are like clothes!"....You probably shouldn't have even mentioned this. Next fad we hear about will be TATTOOED BVD'S!! or bras and panties! There are enough weirdos for that to take off! We'll blame you, RT!....:)
fpherj48, remember me if it comes to be.
Of course, Peter! How about: "Tattoo Undies," by RealityTalk. We probably shouldn't laugh......by this time next year, you could be a millionaire!
Have you met God and asked him?? Why is there so many God folks on here, is Hubpages a cult? I think God would be covered in ink, big ass beard, pounding some Ale, all deep voiced and laughing, mead dripping from his thick gruff.
Everyone has certain beliefs in life, so do I. You have the right to disagree. This is how it goes..
It's too bad everyone cannot upload pictures of their body art along with their comments. I asked this question because I am really curious. Thank you for answering.
Thanks for your comment JamiJay. I understand where you are coming from.
Your comparison to expressing oneself by piercings, hair dye, etc. is a fair comparison. Except that tattoos have more permanency than the others.
I'm sorry for your loss. That was a very nice thing to do; getting a tattoo in his honor.
By a full-body suit, I assume you mean tattoos covering most or all of your body. Funny story: 35 yrs. ago I knew a man covered head-to-toe w/tattoos. His wife wanted to show her 1 tattoo on her breast. Hubby was 275 lbs. I politely declined.
Yeah, I'm not digging on the whole neck, face, head thing, but yeah. And ink has changed a lot in 35 years. Here look:http://residentstone.hubpages.com/hub/Why-do-your-...