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Old 12-25-2007, 07:15 PM
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I thought this thread might be a good companion to the one asking if you would date a girl with a tattoo.

I don't have any tattoos. I was raised in a religion that forbids what they consider mutilating your body. I no longer celebrate that religion and have set most of what they taught aside but I am sure that their opinion in this matter still lingers. I have gotten my ears pierced and enjoyed wearing jewelry even though that was also forbidden.

I guess I am affraid I will NOT like it and then be stuck. I can't imagine where I would put it, whats the point of putting it somewhere you can't see it and then what if you put it somewhere people CAN and you get negative response because of it. Of course where do you put it that it won't sag with age.

THEN the really big kicker for me is that there is NO amount of Xanax in the world that could make me sit still to have someone stick me with a needle that much. NO THANKS.

I have considered getting a henna kit so I can do some patterns on my daughter during the summer, nothing too obtrusive but that comes off in a couple weeks and really is more like long wearing makeup.

While I don't find tattoos attractive, ragardless matter what the picture is. I don't make moral judgements about the people who have them, unless of course the subject matter of the tat demands it. There are times when I see violent and distasteful tats and I have to wonder what kind of person chooses to have THAT kind of picture on their body permanently.

Old 12-25-2007, 08:43 PM
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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Why don't I have a tattoo?

Because I don't think they look good on 70-year-old ladies, and one day I plan on being a 70-year-old lady.
Old 12-25-2007, 09:20 PM
Location: Who knows
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Originally Posted by GreenMachine View Post
Why don't I have a tattoo?

Because I don't think they look good on 70-year-old ladies, and one day I plan on being a 70-year-old lady.
I agree with Greenie...
Old 12-25-2007, 09:42 PM
Location: Camberville
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I am getting several soon and have my nose pierced. I plan on getting an Indian elephant with stylized stargazer lilies within the outline in between my shoulder blades, a hamsa with the traveler's prayer in Hebrew on my hip, the Arbol del Tule (Oaxacan tree of life) either up my other hip/side or up my spine, and my "aba"'s (adopted grandfather ) concentration camp number on my forearm.

All have great meaning to me and are not something I would regret nor something I would ever see on anyone else (I hate butterflies, roses, stars, etc that everyone and their sister has though I do recognize that they have personal meaning to the people who have them). It's not as if my body would be plastered in ink and they're all in places that I would be able to hide in a professional career.

The thing is, I'm not an "edgy" person in the least. I've never drank or done drugs, tried a cigarette once just so I could have even more of a reason to be against smoking, and have never even come close to being arrested. No speeding tickets, no overdue bills, near perfect credit at 20, have good grades, and am polite. Just because I plan on having tattoos does not take away all of those things. To people who think tattoos make someone trashy or have little respect for their body, perhaps they need to look inside of themselves. And at least those of us with tattoos or who are tattoo friendly have respect for those around us.
Old 12-25-2007, 09:52 PM
Location: Tucson
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Originally Posted by GreenMachine View Post
Why don't I have a tattoo?

Because I don't think they look good on 70-year-old ladies, and one day I plan on being a 70-year-old lady.
He-he, good point! Come to think of it, tattoos must be a fairly recent trend among women because I don't recall seeing any 70-year-old lady having one. Hardly any over the age of 50, either. Perhaps some biker gals...

I just find them ugly (even on men) and they remind me of jailbirds. When and where I grew up, they were about the only people having them. Well, some low-class (the equivalent of rednecks) guys had them, too.
Old 12-25-2007, 10:04 PM
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Although I like tattoos in general, they are becoming way too common. I like the full sleeves on convicts though. But for convicts, its part of the prison culture.

I think people should be very mindful what symbols they place on their bodies as all symbols have meaning. Example is the much overdone "tribal" tattoos which are being sported by every brain fart on the street.

I asked one guy what does that tattoo mean, and he said, uh, man, its a tribal design.

I said, what tribe?

He said, uhh, like I don't know.

I said, what do those symbols on the design mean?

Again, his response was, uhh, (drool) I don't know.

I said, well, all symbols have meaning and you shouldn't put something on your body, if you don't know what it symbolizes.

I only have one tattoo. Its a symbol of the Native American tribe I belong to.
Old 12-25-2007, 10:07 PM
Location: earth
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1) I dont believe in branding myself
2) I dont like the idea of having to deal with a decision i made in my 20's if i can avoid it
3)i find it trashy and tacky
4)i dont want to be like everyone else
Old 12-25-2007, 11:39 PM
Location: SF Bay Area
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Piercing and tattoos are the ultimate of tackiness and absolute poor taste. This is especially true on the feminine anatomy. Nothing more beautiful than the female body and skin in its most natural state. Nothing screams "low class" more than a woman with tats.
Old 12-26-2007, 12:38 AM
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Originally Posted by GreenMachine View Post
Why don't I have a tattoo?

Because I don't think they look good on 70-year-old ladies, and one day I plan on being a 70-year-old lady.
That's pretty much why I don't have one, plus I don't think they look good on 20-30 year-old ladies either.
Old 12-26-2007, 03:25 AM
Location: NoVa
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I have never gotten one, but I am not against them....

If I had one, I don't think I would be a tramp. I don't think I would be branded for life of something I did not like.

At this point in my life, if I were to get one, it would have to be very signifigant. Very. It would have a lot of meaning, I suppose, and in several years, I would hope the meaning would still be there, and I am pretty sure my frame of mind is well enough that I would not go and get something outrageous that I could not live with...like...

I don't know... LOL... it's too early to think of what I could not get, only of what I would get.... HA!
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