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Old 08-01-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Hah! I guess I'll tell my pastor I'm not religious. I wonder if she'll still want me to teach Vacation Bible School tonight, despite the shamrock and claddagh I've had on my back for a decade? I'm guessing yes...the school at which I teach profoundly disabled children seems to also not be too concerned that the presence of ink on me clearly brands me as a prostitute, and I'm pretty sure I won't have to turn in the state press association writing awards I won while on the job as a (tattooed) newspaper reporter and editor. As far as being "a lady," I suppose you'd have to ask my Naval officer SO, but he seems to think so.
Swabbies love tats anyway, don't they? You know. The whole drunken sailor thing.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Interestingly, he doesn't have any, himself, and he's been in a dozen years. He's pretty straight edge. As am I.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Fall City, WA
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Tattooing is fundamentally graffiti on your body. While a currently popular fad, to those in my circles it portends to reflect a lack of good long term judgement. To so many folks, they simply appear tacky, cheesy, tasteless, crass, trashy, low life, juvenile, uncouth, thuggish, low class, lame, ridiculous, etc...

I know of not a single person who regrets NOT getting a tattoo at some point in their life...
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:09 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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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.
There is no way to prove it and you're decidedly wrong. A great many properly brought up young ladies have gotten tattoos over the past couple of decades. A bit of typical youthful independence and the faddishness of it has lured many. It doesn't mean they're any less ladies. It just means they have some ink.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Interestingly, he doesn't have any, himself, and he's been in a dozen years. He's pretty straight edge. As am I.
Now what kind of sailor it that? Then again, I spent eight years in the Army, including two overseas, and managed to come through without any.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:15 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Tattooing is fundamentally graffiti on your body. While a currently popular fad, to those in my circles it portends to reflect a lack of good long term judgement. To so many folks, they simply appear tacky, cheesy, tasteless, crass, trashy, low life, juvenile, uncouth, thuggish, low class, lame, ridiculous, etc...

I know of not a single person who regrets NOT getting a tattoo at some point in their life...
I know a number who don't regret them. What you seem to be saying is that you and your "circle" are very judgmental. I don't have any tattoos but I'm glad I'm not in your group. There's a huge difference between well done tattoos and those that "advertise" prison time and gang affiliations - the ones I used to "read" as a cop.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Fall City, WA
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I know a number who don't regret them. What you seem to be saying is that you and your "circle" are very judgmental. I don't have any tattoos but I'm glad I'm not in your group. There's a huge difference between well done tattoos and those that "advertise" prison time and gang affiliations - the ones I used to "read" as a cop.


Read the post! I don't know anyone who regrets NOT getting tattoos.
(HINT: lot's of folks end up regretting getting tattoos...)

Don't worry chief, we really don't want any ozark 'shine swillers hanging around...
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:25 PM
 
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I saw a man today with a lower back tattoo. Is that a new trend? For men to get them there?
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:36 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Read the post! I don't know anyone who regrets NOT getting tattoos.
(HINT: lot's of folks end up regretting getting tattoos...)

Don't worry chief, we really don't want any ozark 'shine swillers hanging around...
Sure got that one backward, didn't I? Old eyes!
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:57 PM
 
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Oh goodness. I thought I was just going to stay out of this thread. How could I think that?

I was raised to be a lady, and I am a lady. I am a Christian. I used to teach Sunday School class. I go to church every week.

I am respectful and respectable. I am not Amish or Mormon. (What's so great about Mormon, because you have more than one wife?)

My parents raised me properly and I took care of the both of them until their passing. I raised my children to be respectful.

No I do not have a lower back tattoos, but it is definitely a good placement for a tattoo. If there were not such a stigma, I would have one there. Instead, I have one on my ankle, upper back, and arm and shoulder.

I do not have tattoos to get any certain type of attention. I am in a wonderful relationship with a great man. He has no tattoos, btw, is very kind, caring, and friendly.

He has a wonderful family and I love them just as much as they love me! To me, his parents are like my own.

Maybe you need to stop being so judgmental and lay off looking at all the porn and strippers for a while.
I guess it is a good thing I mentioned not being involved with hookers, otherwise you would have included them in your assumption of how I know of what I speak.

There are certainly exceptions to the rule, but you are going to find more tats in trailer parks and housing projects than Martha's Vineyard.

On the judgmental part, I believe this society is starting to rot from within because the social stigmas that once helped to keep people in check are now considered an anachronism. For instance having kids before marriage, especially while still a teenager was like having a scarlet letter upon your head. Now it is glorified with TV shows about it.
Parents no longer raise kids as well in part because they allow debased and vile images to be viewed and played on a daily basis. Of course that is assuming they even have to parents to begin with. While single mothers can try their best, having a man in the house to put his foot down certainly helps(especially with boys).

Anyway I could go on and on, but suffice to say I view tats on women in a very negative way(or positive for an easy score ). It does not mean they are all tramps, but it certainly makes them look like it whether people want to admit it or not.

BTW- nothing I am saying should be taken personally because I do not know you, so it is a general observation/opinion.

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