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Old 08-03-2013, 11:20 AM
 
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Having read most of the comments, I think the point of WHY someone gets a tattoo is very important. I understand the covering up of scars and those of an artistic bent who find that 'that is their thing' for expression. Not my idea of how to express oneself, but so be it, it doesn't offend me - rather it usually makes me chuckle internally.

Personally I've met a few women who had tattoos and they were tastefully done (small and / or generally on more private regions of their anatomy - NOT a walking billboard).

I get the point that the lower back is the best place for placement for tone and long term retention of 'expression'. Wouldn't care for a woman I was interested in to have self made permanent label on her. What I don't get, is the large overt wild 'look at me' tattoos. Basically, this is just telling me that you need attention and can't get it enough, thrive on being contrary, or you lack internal character qualities to attract attention or you simply don't think things through very well (i.e. long term foresight on actions having consequences).

Either way, I do think **there is a role for tattoos in society**. Specifically, since so many people seem to verbally and intellectually whine about being 'labeled'.

Perhaps like the ubiquitous tags on mattresses we all had to wear a label? Sort of a "what mood am I in" (like those refrigerator magnets), "how horny and easy am I", "What your priorities in life are" type label in temporary tattoos when out and about?

From a gender relations perspective, I think most men, would love it if women came with a label telling men how they perceive to be desired. Say, for instance, the romantic woman wears a little candle with heart, feeling amorous has image of fireplace by large bed; the gold digger, a closet overflowing with shoes, wardrobe and jewelry cases; the 'witch with a broom'; the before and after image of young fit woman to be desired for marriage - 20 year later image after she let herself go and is house frau of 300 pounds, etc.. I think you get the idea.

Would women like men to come with a label too? Here's a few ideas:
"I peaked in High School" (and that's all I can talk about)
"I'm stuck in the (fill in the decade)"
"my job is my life" Ebeneezer Scrooge stooped over a desk
"women are an afterthought for my selfish pleasure" i.e. "Use em' and lose em''
"All Hail the Conquering Hero" (images of women's panties littering his torso)
"hunk image athlete - 20 year later overweight beer belly"
"I live vicariously through sports" Man swinging golf club and drinking at 19th hole...
...fill in with whatever

Well? What do you say?

So many of these threads are hilarious.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:41 AM
 
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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.
Grandpa, did you escape from the home again? You know the library revoked your computer privileges!

Depending on what the tramp stamp is, she could be everything from a nice girl to a *****. If she's got a big studded **** above her ass, then yeah, she's a tramp.
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:35 PM
 
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Thought I would add to the recent bit of threads on tattoos and thong underwear.

What compels a woman to get ink done on her lower back? I've dated a couple of ladies with tramp stamps ranging in size from the almost unnoticeable to the absolute can't miss.

Do guys like them? Do guys get them done too?

I saw a young girl tramp stamped with a huge tattooed phallus with skulls and chains pointing downward between her cheeks! Scared the crap outta me! Subliminal message maybe? What's up with that? Is it a sexual thing ladies? I'd be too afraid of laughing at it and losing blood flow if you know what I mean. Almost did one time but I closed my eyes and got through the night.

I also wonder if I'm treading on murky territory using the word tramp in this situation here? You just don't know who's gonna get offending and what lies waiting in the mailbox......
In the early 2000's, women got tramp stamps for the same varied reasons they got any other tattoo. They became the focus of jokes several years later which then evolved into the loose woman status. Now days, a woman getting a tramp stamp should know exactly what she's getting into.
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:14 PM
 
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I got mine in 2006. I got the one in between my shoulderblades four years before that. I regret neither, still love them both.

I'm a nerdy, bookish teacher. I like that I'm "not the tattoo type," yet have them. There is no tattoo type.

I've been in two long-term relationships since getting them. Neither guy had any tattoos. One never would, didn't care for them, but said he didn't care about mine one way or the other. The other has been in the military for a dozen years, has never gotten one, and is considering getting his first. He's not really "the type," either. I didn't get mine to impress guys, I got them because I like them.

If you have them, you're the "type".
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:15 PM
 
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You're not "getting into" anything.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:24 PM
 
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I received my first tattoo at 18 nearly 12 years ago...I still love it. The most recently one I got was a propeller behind my ear for finishing my private pilot license...but yeah, I guess it's nothing more than a 'youthful indiscretion' and 'rebellion'. How many rebellious youths have their pilots licenses?

Why should I feel shame over something I willing chose to do and really like? Personally, I look forward to being the old, crazy tattooed lady at the nursing home

And as far as the person who said they've never heard a person say they regret not getting tattoos... my Grandmother said she regrets not getting some when she was younger because of societies pressure to be 'ladylike'. She's a badass and I took her to get her first tattoo at age 63
And there we have a perfect example of how social stigma and pressure to conform helped to keep your granny from being all tatted up.
Not that it would matter to you since not only do you have tats you are not ashamed of, but you revel in how your granny is "badass".
As an FYI- grannies are suppose to be revered and respected, not considered cool or badass.

As to your youthful indiscretion, whether you see it or not, most of us look back at the stupid decisions of our youth with embarrassment and laughter.
But as I mentioned in a previous post, those who get tatted up do not have the luxury of shedding their clothes or actions so easily. To keep their sanity some embrace the lifestyle and become a caricature and the brunt of jokes/ridicule whether they want to admit it or not.
So if you see someone walking around with a weirdo haircut or parachute pants, you laugh at how stupid they appear because most people outgrew the fads.
Yet your fad of tats does not give you the luxury of changing wardrobes.
Still, rest assured whether you want to admit it or not, many people are either rolling their eyes at you, or laughing at how you look. Your only defense is to call them haters or some other such defensive act. However deep down inside you are still the person you were when you were a kid, not wanting to be an outcast, but not having a choice because of the poor and permanent choices you made to graffiti yourself.


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Grandpa, did you escape from the home again? You know the library revoked your computer privileges!

Depending on what the tramp stamp is, she could be everything from a nice girl to a *****. If she's got a big studded **** above her ass, then yeah, she's a tramp.
I might not be able to still claim I am young, but I am far from being a grandpa. It is just that some of us were raised with proper values, and despite societies slide toward debauchery, we will not sit by and pretend this trend of women to get tats is not a sign of the degradation of our culture.

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Old 08-03-2013, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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If you can manage to get through a life time with a pure unmarked body - then it is better. The body does not need alterations or "art" It is the art. I don't like tattoos of any kind...They may be acceptable these days - but the way I was raised they were a mark of the lower class...of truck drivers - wandering sailors...criminals - the poor. I have seen woman with very arty tattoos across their whole chest including the breasts...If I want to look at art I will look at art...If I view breasts _ I don't want art on them....It makes them less beautiful.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:36 PM
 
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And there we have a perfect example of how social stigma and pressure to conform helped to keep your granny from being all tatted up.
Not that it would matter to you since not only do you have tats you are not ashamed of, but you revel in how your granny is "badass".
As an FYI- grannies are suppose to be revered and respected, not considered cool or badass.

As to your youthful indiscretion, whether you see it or not, most of us look back at the stupid decisions of our youth with embarrassment and laughter.
But as I mentioned in a previous post, those who get tatted up do not have the luxury of shedding their clothes or actions so easily. To keep their sanity some embrace the lifestyle and become a caricature and the brunt of jokes/ridicule whether they want to admit it or not.
So if you see someone walking around with a weirdo haircut or parachute pants, you laugh at how stupid they appear because most people outgrew the fads.
Yet your fad of tats does not give you the luxury of changing wardrobes.
Still, rest assured whether you want to admit it or not, many people are either rolling their eyes at you, or laughing at how you look. Your only defense is to call them haters or some other such defensive act. However deep down inside you are still the person you were when you were a kid, not wanting to be an outcast, but not having a choice because of the poor and permanent choices you made to graffiti yourself.




I might not be able to still claim I am young, but I am far from being a grandpa. It is just that some of us were raised with proper values, and despite societies slide toward debauchery, we will not sit by and pretend this trend of women to get tats is not a sign of the degradation of our culture.

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Very well said.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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...but not having a choice because of the poor and permanent choices you made to graffiti yourself.




I might not be able to still claim I am young, but I am far from being a grandpa. It is just that some of us were raised with proper values, and despite societies slide toward debauchery, we will not sit by and pretend this trend of women to get tats is not a sign of the degradation of our culture.

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DO you know the definition of graffiti?

Also, what one person's proper values are is different than what another person's proper values are. It is ignorant to think everyone should have the same values, and that those values are yours.

And degradation of our culture, like from times when there was Jim Crow laws? Or witches were burned? What is the cultural bar in which this degradation is measured from?
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:11 AM
 
Location: NJ
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If nothing else one of the big benefits of tattoos is how much it riles up some folks. That has to count for something.
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