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Old 02-19-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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Right, because everyone who has piercings or tattoos is an emotionally scarred person who has been repeatedly abused and mistreated or hates themselves or everyone else.
I think that's taking things too far. But yes, I think humans have advanced much more technologically than we have emotionally, and tatoos are one of many symptoms of that.

 
Old 02-19-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I think that's taking things too far. But yes, I think humans have advanced much more technologically than we have emotionally, and tatoos are one of many symptoms of that.
You do realize tattoos have been around for thousands of years... right?
 
Old 02-19-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: SWUS
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I think that's taking things too far. But yes, I think humans have advanced much more technologically than we have emotionally, and tatoos are one of many symptoms of that.
Taking it too far, maybe, but it's what a LOT of people seem to be implying. I don't get why it's such a problem for some people?
 
Old 02-19-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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You seem very religious and very against tattoos. They look cool and have a special meaning to them, at least most tats do. I don't have a tat but you shouldnt worry about what other people put on their bodies. It's up to them.
 
Old 02-19-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I think they're pretty, and they appeal to my artistic side... as for "what's so great about them," that is a rather silly question & not even worth dignifying with an answer.
Your artistic side, eh? You couldn't just take up an art class and paint pretty pictures and say, "Hey look, I like art!" Tats were your only option?


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Your opinion... I think comments (and threads) like these are tacky & useless, so there you go. I also think certain clothing is tacky, but I'm not about to attack somebody for wearing them.
Hey, you're the one who wanted to comment. I didn't make you do anything. You could've just scrolled on down and ignored this thread.


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I don't tell people anything unless they ask, and most of mine are covered by normal clothing... I also don't have anything like Tweety Bird, so that's not an issue
Ok, you got me there.


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I have many tattoos, and no I don't regret any of them...
I wonder if you'll say the same thing when you're older. I tend to see that.



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I lost somebody very special, and it's healing to remember him fondly when I see that tattoo. It makes me laugh, since it represents a goofy side of him.
No comment.
 
Old 02-19-2011, 02:06 PM
 
Location: SWUS
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Alright, what I'm about to say is purely based on personal opinion. Do not be offended by any of the following... ♥

Ah, but did you SEE any of the previous threads on tattoos? How people responded? How people came into the Tattoo Appreciation thread and started denigrating body art there, too? It's clearly something people get worked up about because a lot of people imply that people with tattoos are trash and are the very dregs of society.. and that's not offensive?


Okay, so what is the point in having a tattoo? Really, what is so great about them? They're tackey and useless. What do they tell people? You like Tweety bird so much that you need to put him on your thigh?

Some say Tats are sexy. How? What's sexy about this?http://www.tattoos-ideas.net/wp-cont...irl-tattoo.jpg


Isn't the body supposed to be treated like a temple?

The human body is a wonderful thing. I'd personally be much more worried about someone who eats junk food, is a hundred pounds overweight, smokes, and drinks. They're doing much more harm to their bodies than anyone getting a tattoo probably ever has.


To people who have tattoos: (if you don't mind me asking)
  1. Do you regret the tattoo(s)?
  2. What was the reason for the tattoo(s)?
  3. What does the tattoo say about you?

To people who want tattoos:
  1. why? Because I can, and because a tattoo with a well thought-out design, done with a good/great artist, and done PROPERLY can be very beautiful.
And what's up with this putting your >insert dead loved ones name here< tats? Are you going to forget their name or something?

No, we're not going to forget their names, but have YOU ever lost a loved one? Loss of someone you care about greatly, whether they be family or friend, is a powerful thing. It's a way to remember someone. A memorial. Like a statue, or headstone, or endowment.

I don't have anything against people who have tats, I just wanna know WHY!?
Better? I know I'm probably coming off as an *******, but I know many people who are NOT trashy or tacky or something who have tattoos and/or piercings. To generalize them as trashy or tacky when some look good or are even quite beautiful is like someone who says that all art from the Middle Ages or Renaissance is stupid because it's mostly religious art.
 
Old 02-19-2011, 02:08 PM
 
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Yep, and you will. 15 years later you'll get tired of that(possibly wilted) flower on your chest.





And you're right.
To clarify, I said inside of wrist and ankle, not chest.

The inside of the wrist tat I was considering was actually the universal medic symbol with "Betadine" written underneath it, for practical purposes

The ankle tattoo...well that's the one I could never decide on, so I just decided against doing it.
 
Old 02-19-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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You seem very religious and very against tattoos. They look cool and have a special meaning to them, at least most tats do. I don't have a tat but you shouldnt worry about what other people put on their bodies. It's up to them.
I seem very religious because I don't like tattoos? Really? Even though I've been told it's in the Bible somewhere that tattoos aren't good, but that's another story.

Yes, yes I know it's their body and they can do whatever they want with it and I know I shouldn't pry into the lives of people with tats. But I'm just so damn curious of why anyone would want to do that!? Isn't painful?
 
Old 02-19-2011, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Your artistic side, eh? You couldn't just take up an art class and paint pretty pictures and say, "Hey look, I like art!" Tats were your only option?
Uhhhhh, who said it was my ONLY option?? Assume much? I happen to be a semi-professional classical musician (viola), and I'm also an avid photographer. I can't paint or draw to save my life, so tattoos do satisfy that side of my artistic tendencies.

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Hey, you're the one who wanted to comment. I didn't make you do anything. You could've just scrolled on down and ignored this thread.
Even if I had ignored it, that wouldn't change the fact that it's a rude & tacky thread... you said "I don't mean to offend," and then go on to say rather offensive things. Sorry for pointing out the obvious!

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I wonder if you'll say the same thing when you're older. I tend to see that.
Just how young do you think I am? I started getting tattoos at age 16, and I'm now 34 going on 35... will I suddenly regret them when I turn 40 or 50? Who knows, but that's my problem - not yours. Many people regret things as they age, and you either dwell on it or deal with it. I can always laser them off, or just cover them as I already do by default. But considering I've been getting them for MORE than half of my life, it's doubtful that I'll wake up tomorrow and hate them.

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No comment.
That WAS a comment. And why are you smacking your face over it? Is it wrong to memorialize a lost loved one, in a way that was healing to me? Does that offend you somehow?
 
Old 02-19-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: SWUS
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I seem very religious because I don't like tattoos? Really? Even though I've been told it's in the Bible somewhere that tattoos aren't good, but that's another story.

Yes, yes I know it's their body and they can do whatever they want with it and I know I shouldn't pry into the lives of people with tats. But I'm just so damn curious of why anyone would want to do that!? Isn't painful?
Not going to comment on the Bible here, that's another discussion for another time and another place.

you answered your own question. People will do whatever they want. If it hurts them and doesn't hurt you, what difference does it make?


(and yes, it does hurt..temporarily. Depends on where you're getting the tattoo and what's being done- shading, details...)
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