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Old 08-05-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I have often said the same thing about both sexes..
Young, old ,male, female our bodies are beautiful without graffiti...

What stands out to me is how quickly my taste & fashion choices change
over the years. I would hate to be stuck wearing the clothes or jewelry
that I loved when I was a teen or in my 20's or even 5 years ago..
Why would I think a tatoo would still be my choice 50 years later..
You see graffiti, we see art and expression.



Personally, I think this 'graffiti' is beautiful.

And some of us are confident in our decisions and willingness to grow as individuals. I love my first tattoo that I received nearly 12 years ago just as much now as I did then. To me, it's a marker of who I was, who I am now and what I am to become and it was not a mistake and I do not regret it.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Good point. It is both. I personally see tattoos as an indicator of lower class, lack of judgement or forethought. but that's my personal view. In the business world, if tattoos can't be seen, in essence they are not visible, then they are not a consideration. I guess that would carry over to everyday life as well. Don't display your "art" and I won't judge it...

There will always be a segment of society that adheres to the "I'll do whatever I want" mindset. That's fine, we all want different things in life. The point is, seriously think about doing something that may limit potential opportunities at some point in life...
And, in general, a lower back tattoo, in most fields, would not be visible while on the job. Another point in their favor, as those getting them had the judgment and foresight to make an occupationally friendly, wise choice.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:42 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I have a similar background. As a person who is in senior management, I have never seen it among peers, as well as those at C-levels.

Senior Management and C-Levels choose who we mentor; Those who demonstrate good judgment, potential, drive, and best exhibit a positive image for the company.
And more and more those people getting mentored will have tattoos. And then they will be doing the mentoring. And even if they don't have them, they don't care if others do. Its a generational thing. Younger people for the most part don't think twice about it.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:45 PM
 
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And more and more those people getting mentored will have tattoos. And then they will be doing the mentoring. And even if they don't have them, they don't care if others do. Its a generational thing. Younger people for the most part don't think twice about it.
I think you missed the point. But keep believing that.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:52 PM
 
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I have been searching for studies that show what percent of middle aged people regret their tattoos.
20% is the only study I found..

With my luck that percent is too high for me to gamble on regretting it..

If they did a poll of how many middle aged people felt that a lot of the things they did in their teen years & 20's were stupid, it would show 100% I think..

But those teens & 20 somethings thought their decisions were smart at the time..
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:24 AM
 
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Wow, thread is still going. Hope I didn't create a monster or someone having regrettable ink art of which was done under the influence.

Some interesting responses in the thread. Thanx to all the contributors.

BTW, I knew a girl in high school who got ink art done on both breasts. She claimed to be drunk, high and at some party with a bunch of others girls who got ink jobs too. I think the first time I heard the word tramp stamp was from her. I wonder if this stuff actually does happen?

I dated a girl with small tattoos on both booty cheeks which was kinda cool.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Anthem, AZ
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Though there is no way to prove it, I'd bet you are wrong about that.

Most girls raised to be ladies are not going to wind up with tats anywhere, much less large visible tramp stamps. Just as women can dress like a **** to attract a certain type of attention, so too do women get permanent tats for the same reason. Try looking at strippers and porn stars these days and all you will see are tats, pierced tongues etc. I imagine street walkers also have them, but I wouldn't know.

These certainly are not Amish, Mormon or other religious or properly raised women.
That is the most ridiculous thing I have read in a long time.
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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The women you call "Tramps" can fall in love, or do you believe that tattoos are a predictor of infidelity?
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Central New York
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Though there is no way to prove it, I'd bet you are wrong about that.

Most girls raised to be ladies are not going to wind up with tats anywhere, much less large visible tramp stamps. Just as women can dress like a **** to attract a certain type of attention, so too do women get permanent tats for the same reason. Try looking at strippers and porn stars these days and all you will see are tats, pierced tongues etc. I imagine street walkers also have them, but I wouldn't know.

These certainly are not Amish, Mormon or other religious or properly raised women.


You have got to be kidding me with that statement! Just because I have tattoos my mother did not raise me properly?! Not only are you trying to degrade women with tattoos but also their parents who raised them!
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Though there is no way to prove it, I'd bet you are wrong about that.

Most girls raised to be ladies are not going to wind up with tats anywhere, much less large visible tramp stamps. Just as women can dress like a **** to attract a certain type of attention, so too do women get permanent tats for the same reason. Try looking at strippers and porn stars these days and all you will see are tats, pierced tongues etc. I imagine street walkers also have them, but I wouldn't know.

These certainly are not Amish, Mormon or other religious or properly raised women.
Some may find this offensive but there is more than a chunk of truth to it.
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