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Old 02-11-2013, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Aventura FL
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Ageist? Ok.

The fact is, people over the age of about 35 grew up seeing tattoos on bikers, sailors, and criminals.

That's it.

Women who engraved their bodies were looked down on as dayshift hookers, of the skankiest type.

Just like young people today who laugh at older folks who can't work iphones (ageist much?) it's all about what was normal and acceptable in the decade you came to age in.

It will swing around, I warn you now. Those who rushed out and got a Pammy Anderson type barb wire tattoo, are ALREADY out of date, and look kinda silly. Those who rushed out and got celtic tattoos, ditto. Children of the 90s.

Now we have stupid sayings and chinese characters. In 30 years time the wearers of these will be written off as "silly old fools" by the new batch of young'uns who probably wouldn't DREAM of tattoing themselves.

Getting a tattoo is like getting a pair of shoes that you will have to wear for the rest of your life. You can never ever take the shoes off, even though they are wildly unfashionable, irrelevant, worn, ragged, scuffed.

Getting a tattoo is the equivalent of having to wear Crocs for the rest of your life, no matter how much fashion and tastes change.
Good tattoos are a form of art. I would love to get some sort of H.R. Giger themed tattoo. It would never get old, because such art is timeless.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:53 PM
 
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Good Tattoos are awesome. I wish I had the balls to get one.

Fixed it for you!

I like great tattoos, one of the best I have seen was a globe (full back) hanging by a chain/ great colors, decent theme (carrying the world on his back). "Sticker" tats, random crap that looks like a 3rd grader did it while the recipient was recovering from a bender is trash. I like sleeves, neck/face is tacky as are tattoos on black/dark skinned people.....YOU CAN'T SEE THEM!

A few bad ones on celebrities, Tyson face, Mao on his side, Tommy Lee gut tattoo "Mayhem" must look just awesome when as a 50+ year old tired rock n roller (not exactly 6 pack, gym rat abs), Pam's barbed wire was already mentioned, Ronnie the Limo Driver's tiger tattoo, Justin Bieber "Believe" comes to mind as recent bad ideas.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Middleboro, Massachusetts
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Originally Posted by MsAnnThrope View Post
Ageist? Ok.

The fact is, people over the age of about 35 grew up seeing tattoos on bikers, sailors, and criminals.

That's it.

Women who engraved their bodies were looked down on as dayshift hookers, of the skankiest type.

Just like young people today who laugh at older folks who can't work iphones (ageist much?) it's all about what was normal and acceptable in the decade you came to age in.

It will swing around, I warn you now. Those who rushed out and got a Pammy Anderson type barb wire tattoo, are ALREADY out of date, and look kinda silly. Those who rushed out and got celtic tattoos, ditto. Children of the 90s.

Now we have stupid sayings and chinese characters. In 30 years time the wearers of these will be written off as "silly old fools" by the new batch of young'uns who probably wouldn't DREAM of tattoing themselves.

Getting a tattoo is like getting a pair of shoes that you will have to wear for the rest of your life. You can never ever take the shoes off, even though they are wildly unfashionable, irrelevant, worn, ragged, scuffed.

Getting a tattoo is the equivalent of having to wear Crocs for the rest of your life, no matter how much fashion and tastes change.


I am pretty sure you missed her point.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:01 AM
 
Location: My House
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Good tattoos are a form of art. I would love to get some sort of H.R. Giger themed tattoo. It would never get old, because such art is timeless.
You could plan a gorgeous sleeve. Even a half sleeve.

Why not?
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:02 AM
 
Location: My House
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I received my first tattoo 11 years ago.

I still love it.

My forearm was done 6 years ago.

I still love it.

I plan on finishing up my sleeve and I daresay that I will continue loving the tattoos I have considering they were all custom and have nothing to do with what's 'popular'... for me, birds and flowers won't go out of style

If tattoos aren't your thing, that's fantastic, I would never ever want to force anyone to get one. I truly do love mine and really like having them, so cheers
I'm leaves, vines, grapes, flowers, and a bird. Art.

Nothing trendy.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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Tats are not me...for others.....fine.
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