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Old 07-16-2014, 11:55 AM
 
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My kids don't have a tattoo yet but they are under extreme pressure by society to get one. They tell me that nearly everyone they know has at least one tattoo. The reason most of their peer group got a tattoo? Because everyone else has one. Peer pressure, it seems like the thing to do, etc.

If you are one of those rare 20-30 years old who don't have a tattoo, why not? What percent of your friends and family your age have one?

 
Old 07-16-2014, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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extreme pressure? by who?

tell your kids dont let anyone pressure them into putting something on their body that never comes off.

unbelieveable
 
Old 07-16-2014, 12:12 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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My kids don't have a tattoo yet but they are under extreme pressure by society to get one.
Really?
Aren't they old enough to overcome peer pressure by now? Or is it family pressuring them?


My kids (27 & 30) and their spouses have zero tattoos... they see no reason to get one, so they don't.
No pressure from friends or family.

You asked basically the same thing just a month ago...
You don't have any tattoos? What's up with that?
 
Old 07-16-2014, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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I have a tattoo and got it in the 90's techno wave like lots of others, too. Had some piercings on odd body parts as well.

Even though most of my friends did the same, nobody pressured me. Ever.
 
Old 07-16-2014, 12:33 PM
 
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Really?You asked basically the same thing just a month ago...
You don't have any tattoos? What's up with that?

And almost a year ago
My "20 something children" are under EXTREME peer pressure to get a tattoo!
 
Old 07-16-2014, 12:33 PM
 
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Pressure can vary depending on how you ask. Lots of pressure is based on hidden signals or advertising. Like hairstyles. Why don't men have long hair styled like they did in the mid 1970s now days?
 
Old 07-16-2014, 12:49 PM
 
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I didn't get my tattoos and piercings until I was in my 40s. Kids these days!
 
Old 07-16-2014, 01:02 PM
 
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Sounds like your children are withstanding the "extreme peer pressure" just fine, OP. A year later and nothing has changed.
 
Old 07-16-2014, 01:23 PM
 
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OP appears to be rather anti tattoo (in addition to being oddly fixated on them)

Stylist at traditonal salon was covered in tattoos!
Are huge facial tattoos a sign of mental illness?
 
Old 07-16-2014, 01:23 PM
 
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Multiple threads AND bumping a six year old one... sounds like the OP is more fascinated with tats than his kids are....
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