Tattoos and piercings - is it art? Why or why not? Do you judge those who have them?
Disclaimer: I have six tattoos, so anything negative I might bring up about tattoos isn't me being "ignorant.")
I think it most certainly can be art! It all depends on how it's done, though. (In my opinion, at least!) Sure, if you have a bunch of shabby, meaningless splotches of images on your body, no, it's not art. Actually, I wrote a hub about this a while ago, all about my belief about tattoos and how they should be viewed/should mean. (I'm not trying to promote my hub at all... It just seems relevant to this.)
As a final comment- No, I don't judge those who have them. Unless, of course, there's someone who has something way obscene. For instance, a man came into the theater I work in, and he had "F*ck me" on his neck. In my personal opinion, that's not art... it just makes someone look obscene/trashy. (Again, not meant to offend anyone here.)
Is it art? Often times it is. I would say most of the time for tattoos. There are people who pick something off a wall while they're in the tattoo studio with their friends or who decide to get something because they think it's funny. But I think the vast majority of people with tattoos take at least some time to choose a piece that is meaningful and self-representative.
Piercings can be art as well, but more often then not I think people get them because they appreciate the esthetic. I know that my tattoos have a great deal of significance for me, while my piercings just looked cool (I have since taken them out).
As far as judgment goes, I do judge people who have tattoos but not in the way you might think. A tattoo says a lot about a person. The placement, style and colour scheme can be very significant. So yes, I judge people based on their appearance the same way I might judge someone based on their clothing or their haircut. We all do.
by RealityTalk4 years ago
What is the attraction of tattoosTattoos 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...
by Cristale5 years ago
Why are tattoos more socially acceptable than piercings?This seems to be the deal lately...
by Wendy Iturrizaga6 years ago
HubMob Weekly Topic: Body art
by CharlieNikhole3 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...
by Nique21 months ago
What makes some people think that they have the right to judge another person?Could they have a "god" complex?
by mmminternational7 years ago
When we remember God some people do it in the form of body art. If our bodies are the temples of the Living God, does He approve of us damaging our bodies just to remember Him?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.