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What is the attraction of tattoos


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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Best Answer Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) says

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4 years ago
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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    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.

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4 years ago
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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    Abby,

    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.


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4 years ago
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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    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.

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Paula (fpherj48) says

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4 years ago
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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    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.


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    Resident (residentstone) 4 years ago

    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.


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4 years ago
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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    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.

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4 years ago
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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    Thanks for your comment JamiJay. I understand where you are coming from.

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    Resident (residentstone) 4 years ago

    Fad to the sheepled masses, maybe, but people have been getting tattooed since they found out how to get ink in the skin with pieces of bone shards, so thousands and thousands of years.


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    Resident (residentstone) 4 years ago

    Thats my point Larry, if they were well done you would hang them in you're living room. I would hang a majority of mine. Work so well done it looks like you were born with it.


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4 years ago
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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    Your comparison to expressing oneself by piercings, hair dye, etc. is a fair comparison. Except that tattoos have more permanency than the others.

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4 years ago
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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    I'm sorry for your loss. That was a very nice thing to do; getting a tattoo in his honor.

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