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Old 06-02-2014, 03:17 PM
 
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I came through the generation in the early 1970s that preferred the natural look , with dry hair , and no jewelry and no watches and no tattoos or hardware in the noses or no ring on the ears or lips and it was cool

 
Old 06-02-2014, 03:24 PM
 
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My son wanted a tattoo for the longest time. His dad told him as long as he was paying for his school and helping him with living expenses. Now that he is done with school and on his own he still does not have one.

Tattoos are permanent and I know several who regretted getting them and are looking to get them removed.

I must have erased the part about his dad said no tattoos while we were paying for his school and living expenses. opps.
 
Old 06-02-2014, 03:38 PM
 
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One of my daughters came by the house over the weekend and the conversation turned to tattoos.

She said that she is basically the only one of her group of friends who doesn't have a tattoo. Her friends have multiple tattoos and spend a lot of time talking about tattoos and planning their next tattoo. My daughter says that she feels like an outcast for not having a tattoo and is feeling lots of social and peer pressure to get some.

Her friends are always saying to her, "Why don't you get with it and gets some tattoos?"

If you are 21-40 and don't have any tattoos do you get any peer pressure from your friends or family to get with the times and get some tats?
I am 62 and over twenty years ago i started hearing the whine of those with tattoos and saying they wished they hadn't got one. I have seen plenty that are black blobs.
 
Old 06-02-2014, 03:43 PM
 
Location: The point of no return, er, NorCal
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I don't know anyone who has ever been peer pressured to get body modification. I've never questioned anyone for their lack of body mod. It's no big deal. My first husband, a former Marine and oddity with his lack of ink, has plans for tattoos some time in the future. My current husband has no tattoos, and has no interest in getting any. I have a lot of tattoos (and piercings).
 
Old 06-02-2014, 04:01 PM
 
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I have no tattoos &/or piercings.....
Never got why people thought it's the cool thing to do
I'm really not into that look, never have been & never will be
 
Old 06-02-2014, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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I came through the generation in the early 1970s that preferred the natural look , with dry hair , and no jewelry and no watches and no tattoos or hardware in the noses or no ring on the ears or lips and it was cool
I had a leisure suit, much easier to remove than a tattoo.
 
Old 06-02-2014, 04:46 PM
 
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One of my daughters came by the house over the weekend and the conversation turned to tattoos.

She said that she is basically the only one of her group of friends who doesn't have a tattoo. Her friends have multiple tattoos and spend a lot of time talking about tattoos and planning their next tattoo. My daughter says that she feels like an outcast for not having a tattoo and is feeling lots of social and peer pressure to get some.

Her friends are always saying to her, "Why don't you get with it and gets some tattoos?"

If you are 21-40 and don't have any tattoos do you get any peer pressure from your friends or family to get with the times and get some tats?
I don't have any and never will. I have enough scars and whatnot that I would never intentionally do that to myself.

I just saw this pretty good looking woman at the gas station about an hour ago on my way home. She was easily above average in looks. She had large boobs, a awesome curvy body, nice hair, nice teeth and was lightly tanned. She had a t-shirt on with jean shorts (the good ones hahaha)....so anyways I look down at her feet in her sandals. Both the entire tops of her feet were covered in tats as well as both wrists.

I couldn't help but wonder why and what she was thinking. She even takes the time to paint her fingernails and toenails that peach/light orange color.


What a shame.......and I looked like hell (not my fault) from work and have none.
 
Old 06-02-2014, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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I'll answer it. it wasn't mainstream to get a tattoo unless you were in the military or in prison and women didn't have tattoos.
And I think I'm a little younger than you, but "ladies" did not get tattoos when I was growing up. At age 16 or so, it was okay for females to get their ears pierced, one hole in each ear lob.

I don't care what people do, but I'm not getting a tattoo. I take younger people who want one to the senior rec center so they can see the blotchy anchors and such on the former navy and marines on the age 70+ set. That generally cures their desire.
 
Old 06-02-2014, 05:11 PM
 
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And I think I'm a little younger than you, but "ladies" did not get tattoos when I was growing up. At age 16 or so, it was okay for females to get their ears pierced, one hole in each ear lob.

I don't care what people do, but I'm not getting a tattoo. I take younger people who want one to the senior rec center so they can see the blotchy anchors and such on the former navy and marines on the age 70+ set. That generally cures their desire.
We don't all have them. The scars are/were enough.
 
Old 06-02-2014, 05:43 PM
 
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The woman I share with, who btw has just bought her EIGHTH house, is not far off 60 and has tattoos on her feet, around her wrists, up her calf and gawd knows where else.

She earns about 150k pa driving a machine of some sort out in the desert.

No one sees her tatts unless she's home and then they all hang out. She's getting more too.
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