When you see a person with tattoos, piercings, dermal anchors, etc.. do you crit

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  1. CharlieNikhole profile image60
    CharlieNikholeposted 12 years ago

    When you see a person with tattoos, piercings, dermal anchors, etc.. do you criticize? why?

    I have tattoos, piercings, my ears are stretched, neon hair that I poof big, and I wear what makes me comfortable. Yet when I take the kids to the zoo I get called trash, When I go grocery shopping people stare at me like I am infected with a disease, and I have been told "people like you don't deserve children" I am different but how does what I look like give anyone a reason to say such disrespectful, nasty things. What does everyone else think of "people like me" and do you say such things to them?


  2. Jeannieinabottle profile image92
    Jeannieinabottleposted 12 years ago

    It is sad that some people are total jerks.  No one should say that stuff to you.  You look really cool.  If I saw you out somewhere, I might tell you your tattoos are cool or your hair is really pretty.  I can't stand how judgmental some people are.  Do you live in the suburbs or in a city?  I live in Baltimore and people are a little less conservative around here.

  3. Matt in Jax profile image61
    Matt in Jaxposted 12 years ago

    Some people just don't understand. I get a little bit of looks on the beach for my tattoos, but don't catch too much flack. It's a sad thing that people can't respect each other's styles.

  4. CharlieNikhole profile image60
    CharlieNikholeposted 12 years ago

    I live in the city kind of. lol believe it or not, I am more country than anything. I dont mind what others say, its an opinion of course. My parents have tattoos and my step mom does fun things with her hair and they are great parents.

    I just want to see how others view people like me.
    I grew up in a tattoo shop (my family owned one forever) so I have always been around people like this. It wasn't until I was an adult that I realized not everyone is so nice and okay with my appearance.

  5. lykah15 profile image60
    lykah15posted 12 years ago

    I don't criticize because people says it's their own "style", you know people, they hate opinions againts their own style and likes. But I don't see good reason to put pierce in ones body or even tatoo. Human body for me needs respect. Keeping it clean, without blemish is one way. Its a gift, so why put tatoo on it or put unecessary piercing. If it's an art, do you know that your own body is an art also?

  6. danthehandyman profile image69
    danthehandymanposted 12 years ago

    Tattoos can be fine, depends what they say or depict, as can be piercings, or even un-natural hair colors. Taste is a personal matter, but many people have similar tastes, often conceived in their culture, as you illustrate by following your parent’s culture.
    Some people don’t like wine, some people do, and it takes all kinds to make the world. I think you should make your appearance match who you are inside. If neon hair, tattoos, and jewelry hanging from various body parts illustrate your values and self image, then more power to you. Don’t worry about the conformists who follow different cultural values.

  7. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    No, I would never criticize because I am not perfect and who am I to tell someone else what they should look like.  But having said that, I think you can understand that the look is unusual enough to cause people to take notice and maybe even a double take.

  8. profile image0
    L a d y f a c eposted 12 years ago

    I'm a "people like you". This answer comes from my own experience having big, visible tattoos, tunnels in my ears along with other piercings, and various shades of hair, and normal clothes with a personal twist (ie, black tshirt with fishnet sleeves...so...nothing too crazy). It's combined with now being a mom of a kick-a$$ little guy (he's 1) and having to deal with the discrimination I receive from the local moms (my husband is military and our latest posting is to a rural community...)

    They hate that you have the confidence to make waves in the sea of conformity that they can only coast in.

    If this photo above is you, you not only have style, you have great style, and wear it well. For the love of flying spaghetti monster, if they want trash, I'm sure it would be possible to show them 'trash'.

  9. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 12 years ago

    my 21 year old son has about 15 piercings, lots of tatts and he's an awesome kid. i think when people first meet him they wonder but after talking to him for a few minutes, they relax and realise his appearance is just how he likes to look and that he's a really good person.people love to judge others whether by how they dress or how they look but in the end these same people are usually nothing more then people afraid of their own shadows.

  10. tsmog profile image85
    tsmogposted 12 years ago

    No, but I may stare sometimes depending on whom and how. The stare is more from the point of interest. I look wondering about the artistic expression.

    The sweat shirt paints a magnificent border. The necklace accents the darker hues of your hair while forming a vertical line directing one to your eyes, which the lavender highlight pulls one in even closer. Nicely done.

    The only pondering thought I would have is the tattoo's. I like tat's don't get me wrong, yet they lead me to wonder are they anchors? My mind recalls anchors being a secret method for original Christian's to disguise a cross.

    Since we are just passing in a grocery store isle I would smile in recognition of you. And, I would be recalling my bearded long hair hippie days .

    I see a hub of some kind in this discussion (smile).

  11. TheBlondie profile image61
    TheBlondieposted 12 years ago

    As much as I try not to, I kind of do criticize them, simply because every person I've met and talked to with multiple piercings, tattoos, etc are people who are extremely self aware and whiny and desperate for attention. I know that "body art" seems attractive and fun to some people, but personally, I can't see how getting hundreds of piercings and stuff expresses any personality at all. To me, it just says "I like to poke myself with needles cause it looks cute". I have nothing against it, but I just don't think it proves a point, and let's face it- yo probably won't want any of that stuff when you're 90 years old...

  12. profile image0
    jasper420posted 12 years ago

    if thats a pic of you i think your very beautifull and no i myself have ten tats and i dont think it makes anyone trashy in my opion people who think that way are shallow and need to get a life

  13. Fryysauce profile image57
    Fryysauceposted 12 years ago

    I don't criticize, but I feel where you're coming from. You got me beat, but I do have a few tattoos and a nose piercing. My mother happens to think that my tattoos and piercing make me a "tramp" and a "whore." To be honest, I don't get it. But it's her opinion so I just leave her be. And you know what, your hair looks pretty badass. What you want to do with your body is of no concern to me, unless your visible tattoos cause awkward questions to come out of my little siblings' mouth. smile

  14. CheapDaisy profile image54
    CheapDaisyposted 12 years ago

    people look because it different. It's bright! We also stare at rainbows because they only come around every now and then. God forbid, should it be a "double rainbow" men have cried!!! LOL.

  15. Mansi2512 profile image62
    Mansi2512posted 12 years ago

    I wouldnt say there is anything wrong. Just that people shouldnt go over-board. I know we live in a country where so much freedom is given to us...but why misuse?  I personally am that kind of a person who will look and gawk. No offence. But well Im not lying. Am not comfortable smile

  16. Ebower profile image81
    Ebowerposted 12 years ago

    Some people don't understand your particular way of expressing yourself.  Sometimes it depends on where you live and what bias every person has.  Whether we like it or not, people judge others based on their appearance.  I have my ears stretched as well, so I can relate somewhat, but I've kept them small, because I'm concerned about where I will work in the future.  I think it's cool to be unique, but some people judge others based on their view of what is acceptable or 'normal'.

  17. Smart is Good profile image59
    Smart is Goodposted 12 years ago

    I believe you have the attitude and personality a lot of people wish to have. I don't think you look like a freak or infected by some weird thing, but some conservative people are not used to tattoos, or different hair colour, piercings and a lot of stuff so they say it's "wrong" just because they're not used to it. That someone that said "people like you don't deserve kids" is pretty much an ignorant and narrow minded person. Sometimes I do stare when I see people with bright hair colour or a lot of tattoos, but it's not because I feel disgusted but because I like it and I appreciate art in every way (I'm an artist/ graphic designer). I've always wanted a tattoo but my parents don't approve it, and I admit I don' t have your bollocks to dye my hair crazy colours which I have many times considered.

    I think you look incredible and beautiful. And screw the sad little people that only live to judge others. Just be yourself and don't let anyone change you.

  18. bswan17 profile image61
    bswan17posted 12 years ago

    You look pretty cute, actually.
    I can't judge anyone's character based on tattoos, piercings, etc. But to be honest, I'm not too fond of tattoos covering the entire body where the skin is barely visible. It's more visual than it is about the person. I'm sorry you're treated that way. It's definitely rude, disrespectful and nasty. You have the right to be you, and it's wrong when people can't respect that.

  19. profile image58
    dzaputoposted 12 years ago

    I was watching one of the judge TV shows the other day and the issue was a misspelled tattoo.   So the guy had it removed, it cost him $1,900  and he said it was the most excruciating pain he had ever felt....he also said the smell of burning flesh made him sick.....yuck

    also I would be aware of fashion trends... the point is they are "trends" and by definition, eventually go away .   But tats are permanent !!
    OMG... imagine if mullets were permanent or if 80's "big hair" was permanent...

  20. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 12 years ago

    I can't imagine what kind of area you live in.  Where I live, I imagine there'd be a lot of parents/teachers who didn't find the piercings (etc.) all that attractive; but I really can't imagine anyone ever actually saying stuff to the person's face.  (In all honesty, behind her back?  Probably.  It's a very mainstream suburb.)  I think saying things like that to you is more than just disrespectful.  It's aggressive.  There are plenty of other places where you could live and not have that kind of thing going on.

    As for me, I don't spend a lot of time thinking about other people.  Whoever wants to look however they want look is their business, as far as I'm concerned.  My own kids, life, worries, and personal business take up too much of my "brain time" to spend thinking about who has blue hair.   LOL

  21. vjwillisjr profile image61
    vjwillisjrposted 12 years ago

    I don't openly criticize, but to be honest, they have communicated  to me that they don't care what other people think about them. They have to overcome my negative first impression of them before I will come to respect them.

  22. europewalker profile image80
    europewalkerposted 12 years ago

    I would never criticise, everyone is intitled to their own individuality. This world would be boring if  we were all the same.

  23. J Burgraff profile image70
    J Burgraffposted 12 years ago

    Lordy, girl.  Move to Portland, Oregon where we embrace such artistry.

  24. mikielikie profile image60
    mikielikieposted 12 years ago

    I have a few tats and I love them. I don't judge cause it's not my place. And I think women with tats and piercings are hot. So i would be a little one sided.

  25. cooldad profile image59
    cooldadposted 12 years ago

    It really makes no difference to me, unless a woman has one of those terrible faded rose tattoos creeping up from her breast and extending towards her cleavage that is just visible from a sagging tank top.  Then it's a safe assumption that there is probably a trailer involved and some type of bad menthol cigarette habit.

  26. profile image0
    nikashi_designsposted 12 years ago

    Human nature sometimes is horrible. Me personally never judge someone for the way they look. Don't let people get the better of you. Most people that say horrible things are the ones that have the most to hide or feel uncomfortable with themselves. Take care and don't change for anyone except yourself..

  27. MummyTales profile image60
    MummyTalesposted 12 years ago

    I love it. Self expression. I let my 3 year old son express himself how he wants already, if he wants a mohawk we'll shave his hair, if he wants to wear black nail polish to kindy go right ahead.
    Where I live in Australia we have a city called Fremantle. If you go to "Freo" every 2nd person has purple hair, piercings and tatts all over. We are really quite accepting here (apart from a few of course) and I can't imagine anyone saying those things to you! Disgraceful...

  28. chasemillis profile image70
    chasemillisposted 12 years ago

    It depends on their demeanor, not just the tattoos and piercings. Some of the best people in the world have all that stuff. It's not that anything's necessarily wrong with it (getting tattoos of bad things - thats another story), it just looks unprofessional. Also, if they're wearing all black, they are actually a little scary looking. Just saying

  29. TheOracleKing profile image58
    TheOracleKingposted 12 years ago

    SpaceAge - we we're born naked too, but unless you look like Jennifer Aniston nobody wants to see your naked ass. 

    I don't really know why people would criticize you to your face, that's just being rude. I say to to your face because their probably blogging about your electric blue hair and your tats right now - that's just how it is.

    If wear what you like your going to spark opinion, both positive and negative. But if people judge you on it then that's their problem, if their stupid enough to jump to a conclusion about you because your rocking some awesome lip metal then their opinions don't matter to anyone worth bothering with.

  30. profile image57
    kat74posted 12 years ago

    Ones body is a personal property and as long as you are of age and allowed by your relative to do that, who am I to criticize. I might stare at you admiring your decoration but I don't criticize. It takes a lot of courage for a person you put such works of art on their body.

  31. wmseo profile image57
    wmseoposted 12 years ago

    it depends how it looks like... if there are hundreds tatoos, rings ets on yang girl - yes, i do, i criticize a lot!

  32. JLBender profile image73
    JLBenderposted 12 years ago

    I personally find it hot! Maybe because there is something exotic about it? I don't have any tattoos or piercings but I do find it very attractive on women. If I look at someone with tattoos and piercings differently, it is because I am usually drooling over them.

  33. Zabbella profile image76
    Zabbellaposted 12 years ago

    I have no problem because, you are just expressing yourself.  i worked with a great young lady who had all  the spacers,  piercings and tats that you described. She had her opinions and she was creative.  We still communicate every now and then.

  34. profile image0
    HERBERT ubaldoposted 12 years ago

    No, is their way of expression for themselves. Everybody has the right to do so. For me, If I wanted to have a tatoo I want it on my buttocks, the tatoo style," an angry bird"

  35. Eric Prado profile image71
    Eric Pradoposted 12 years ago

    I never criticize especially about a thing like that as I too have tattoos and piercings. People with such are simply expressing themselves through visual accessories. A common misconception is the tattoos are just evil, or are the "mark of the beast." Actually all tattoos tell a story. An untactful story in the life of the one who wears it. Whether it be a loss, a gain, a missing part of thier life, or they reveal personality traits that most people would almost never suspect. All tattoos tell an important story.

  36. profile image0
    Hubertsvoiceposted 12 years ago

    CharlieNikhole, I can only speak for myself. My thoughts are why do you do it? That is all. I don't expect an answer, because it's really none of my business. I don't believe what a person looks like has anything to do with having or raising children. Look at the news, seemingly normal looking people killing their for no apparent reason to us. People should not judge one another, that should be left up to God.
    If you are comfortable the way you look, don't let other peoples opinions bother you. If you are not strong enough to handle the way people perceive you, then change the way look.
    All I'm trying to say is have the strength of you convictions.

  37. TIDSimon profile image59
    TIDSimonposted 12 years ago


    It is their freedom after all.

    It is their bodies and the choices. Why should we have any say on what they do?

    How about they comment on those who don't have piercing or tattoos as weird?

    Endless finger pointing and arguments.

  38. bambamnpebbles profile image60
    bambamnpebblesposted 12 years ago

    I have tattos and piercings. The pic I have up is the only half way decent one I could find when I wasn't wearing a tie and a vest. My tats are on my forearms, ribs, legs, shoulder and back. Stretching my ears now, and my lebrae is pierced. People are afraid of everything. They paint on canvass, we allow our bodies to be canvass for someone. Ladies with ear piercings and that do their roots in their hair are no different. Don't trip little lady. Feel good about you. Try bein a crossdressin christian! That's a question.....Much love.

  39. mommahottness profile image59
    mommahottnessposted 11 years ago

    Your Adorable! Hun if you cannot be yourself then who can you be? I am a very professional person. My tween age son is just a living doll. More like a Living Dead Doll. I love to let him be himself. He is 12 had 2G earrings and a Highlighted Mohawk with 14 inch liberty spikes. He gets no Guff but I sure do as his mother. When I was a teen I had Blue Hair and wore outrageous outfits that I made myself. I am no worse for the wear.
    Some people are envious that they are not able to truly be themselves! Shine off those Negative people. Don’t let anyone call you Trash Ever!!!

  40. profile image50
    yakityyakposted 10 years ago

    Well you may or may not be a decent person, i don't know, but all of that gaudy stuff you used to show people how individualistic or for whatever reason is pretty pretentious. It's also shows people that you put way too much time into how you appear i.e. you hair "neon hair that i poof big". So please don't get all upset  when you should have know that what you did was extreme, too a degree but some people do take it to far.

  41. LoisRyan13903 profile image61
    LoisRyan13903posted 10 years ago

    When I see something that I don't like on a person I keep my comments to myself and from your picture there is nothing to criticize about.  I like tattoos-don't have any myself-but there is such a thing as overkill-for example somebody who has his or her entire body tattooed.

  42. crazymom3 profile image69
    crazymom3posted 10 years ago

    I don't know if I criticize but obviously if you havet tattoos and wear bear clothing to show them it should be expected that people will look. I can't help but look if something is different and out of the norm. I consider this part of my human nature. I have been shocked at the number of very beautiful  young ladies who in my opinion have gone beyond tasteful art and simply seem to graffity their bodies. I must admit there are some tempting tattos I wouldnt mind trying just for fun but not on a permanent basis. My little girls like to play with fun little sticker tattoes even sun ones but I do always discourage anything permanent as they are beautiful and should potect their beauty without distracting away from it permanently.

  43. profile image50
    ThatLady2013posted 10 years ago

    I will be honest with you.  Your tattoos and body piercings make me uncomfortable.  But isn't that your intent? I feel that your trying to stand out from the crowd, your trying to look very unique.  Job well done, you do.  Yes I would avoid you and no I wouldn't have much interest in  getting to know you.  Just as by my appearance you probably would not approach me either. Since I am different than you.  Some ppl pull your style off with a little grace, I give you credit that you have a unique look that does not initially offend me.  However some I feel with piercings and tattoos do in fact come off as excessively rough in appearance.  I gravitate to pretty books at the book store too. Its just my nature.  I don't understand anyone actually saying anything to you, giving you dirty looks or what not.  Usually I give a tender smile and hope the human under all that exterior stuff is kind like I.  My best to you. Goes to the next book and reads a chapter smile

  44. Rae Saylor profile image46
    Rae Saylorposted 10 years ago

    What's so bad about claiming our bodies? To some people, tattoos and piercings are their keys to self-expression. They do it for a variety of reasons. So to answer your question: no, I don't criticise. I appreciate.

  45. peachpurple profile image80
    peachpurpleposted 9 years ago

    sorry, i am not a tatoo person. Its ok to have tatoo and pierce on earings but not the nose or lips


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