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  1. gmassagehealer profile image60
    gmassagehealerposted 13 years ago

    Many people out there seem to have a stigma towards tatttoos.  Most folks who see people with alot of tattoos on their body automatically assume that that person or persons is dirty or unattractive.   Other times people feel that that person or persons is uneducated because they have alot of tattoos.  In my opinion it is like assuming that everyone from the middle east is a terriorist.  Or that everyone from the south is a redneck.  When will these stereotypical thoughts leave our societies minds and begin to focus on the individual rather than the bodywork displayed?

    Person story

    I began watching the show LA ink this past summer.  I watched it because I enjoyed listening to the stories behind the tattoos and the artwork.  To me tattoos are not  a bad thing.  They are an expression of your thoughts, ideas, or experiences.  As long as there is a reason behind the artwork, then to me it is ok.    I like the show for it's education on showing the country that tattoos are meaningfull pieces of artwork and not necessarily meant to be something nasty or disguisting. 

    I am sure many of you differ in opinion on this subject.

    So here is the question? What are your personal thoughts on tattoos?

  2. profile image0
    Justine76posted 13 years ago

    I like them.  smile
    wait a minute..why is this on bridal fashion?

  3. Sa Toya profile image85
    Sa Toyaposted 13 years ago

    I love them as long as there is a real reason for getting them other than I felt like it big_smile

    I'm an island girl; and in many island cultures tattoos are an integral part. It marks growth, maturity, rite of passage etc.

    Where I'm from (Trinidad) most of the original natives/ indigenous have died out (Tainos, Kalinagos), so tattoos on this basis has faded some what very few, keep hold f it.

    I have one I got it for my 21st but more importantly my adulthood. It was a decision I made for me, if that makes sense without influence or input from my parents, although I did call to let them know I was having one and I want to get more not many
    just 4 in total.

    1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image62
      Wayne Orvisburgposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      So, I can't feel like getting a tattoo? I felt like getting all of mine. Then I decided what I wanted. And to be honost, I feel like getting more!

  4. Rod Marsden profile image68
    Rod Marsdenposted 13 years ago

    My first major problem with tattoos is that they can look terrific with rich vibrant colors on display with a great line drawing, etc but overtime the color can fade and the tat and the person then can look kinda old, worn and even ridiculous.

    My second major problem has to do with hidden meanings in symbols. I would hate to get a tat that I think looks terrific on me but has some hidden meaning I am not aware of and this meaning will then dog my steps.

    That's about it really. I think it is up to the individual whether they should get a tat or not.

  5. yenajeon profile image72
    yenajeonposted 13 years ago

    I dont think I assume a person with tattoos is bad, I just personally would never want one myself. I guess I dont feel it would look right on my skin and I'd probably hate it by the time I'm like 40.

  6. marcel285 profile image64
    marcel285posted 13 years ago

    Tattoos are fine, so long as one whom makes a decision to get one is an adult, at least 21 years old i think..

    But then again, older people get them and realize they are big mistakes. My mum got a tattoo about 3 years ago, she was 40 at the time..she got a love heart on her lower back that says WARREN in it..That was her boyfriend at the time, they are not together anymore and she regrets it big time!

    I had a friend too, whom got a tattoo of a cat on her stomach when she was 16..So stupid, she got it as a joke, to say 'wanna see my pussy?' The tat cost her 50 bucks, the last time i saw her, she was saving up to have it removed, which is going to cost her $1200!!

    1. double_frick profile image60
      double_frickposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      tattoo removal is still not really worth it. hmm its said to be infinitely more painful than the initial tattoo, takes most people at least 10 sessions before it fades enough to even be "worth it"  and its ungodly expensive. might as well get the skin removed and replaced. sad

      but man, that is a perfect story to illustrate how important it is to make a well thought out and SERIOUS decision when it comes to getting permanent art on your body.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 13 years ago

    Women with tatoos have been poked too many times for my liking!

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      lynnechandlerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! Just wow!

      1. thekidandblue profile image60
        thekidandblueposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        i think he tried to make a funny and clearly failed judging by the reaction

  8. double_frick profile image60
    double_frickposted 13 years ago

    i love tattoos as long as they are chosen with care and it is quality art work. i do see (my best friend) people getting their entire skin covered in tattoos they didn't even pick out...a lot of them she seemed to get because her tattoo artist friends wanted some canvas and would work for free.
    i have three tattoos...i love them. they all mean something to me. i did let my friend tattoo an "unexpected" tattoo for my chest piece, it was originally supposed to be a heart with a banner that read, "broken" and instead it turned into a beautiful, elaborate piece with birds, clouds roses and still, a banner over a flaming heart that reads, "broken" (not for the reason you may think.) 

    i do wonder what my chest piece will look like in 40 years...but i take good care of myself and hey, what old-wrinkly-rack really looks great anyway? ;P

  9. profile image51
    The Individualsposted 13 years ago

    I used to be anti tattoos as i thought u were more of an individual without them. Then I got one 2 years ago! I Love it so much I want another. I dont think u always need a great story behind getting a tattoo, but an original design. I drew mine myself and like the idea that its my art on my body not someone elses.

  10. thekidandblue profile image60
    thekidandblueposted 13 years ago

    I have three and am looking to get more. my 1st was when i was 30 and i thought long and hard about it so not whim by any stretch of the imagination.

  11. Hmrjmr1 profile image69
    Hmrjmr1posted 13 years ago

    I think tattoo's are an individual choice sometimes well made and other times not. I find it interesting to this topic though that the Oxford Dictionary saw the necessity to add "TrampStamp" to its pages this year...

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      lynnechandlerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I really dislike this terminology though I do understand where it came from. Incredibly naive little girls getting a butterfly right above their butt bone just because.

      To me the tattoo has meaning. Like some before me said it can be a right of passage or whatever but it needs to be well thought out.

      Just because someone has artwork on them does not mean they have been poked one to many times Sneak. Your comment is incredibly insensitive and in my best charmingly Southern voice, I say, "That's Nice"!

  12. aware profile image64
    awareposted 13 years ago

    i have tats

  13. Black Lilly profile image60
    Black Lillyposted 13 years ago

    Tattoos, as well as all other forms of body art is taboo to me... Never had any, never wanted any, hope never will even think about it. Why damage your skin?

  14. waynet profile image69
    waynetposted 13 years ago

    I like tats, any size, just good looking tats!!

  15. TheSituation profile image64
    TheSituationposted 13 years ago

    I personally do not really care for them, I mean for myself, I think theya re fine for other people.  Therea re just VERY few decisions I have made in my life that I would not have altered in some way 10 years later.  I think it says something that tattoo removal is such a big business now....

  16. Ohma profile image60
    Ohmaposted 13 years ago

    I have one it is of a female lion and a midnight lilly, I am a very indulgent parent and my artist son wanted to learn to tattoo. I think mine was the third or fouth one he ever did.

    I would never put another persons name on myself though I have been married for 30 years but putting his name on me like that would feel like I was a piece of property or something.

  17. Bill Manning profile image67
    Bill Manningposted 13 years ago

    I think everyone should feel free to get any tattoo they want on their body. Having said that however, I personally find them a big turn off.

    The raw, natural body looks far better to me than covering it up with designs that never seem to look very good. But that's just my personal take on it.


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