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Old 01-02-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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What I like is a very professional women dressed up with a discrete little tattoo where they think no one will see.

It just reminds me that we all have a little streak of rebel or wild side in us. Except Repub.
Well I didn't really get mine with anybody else's vantage point in mind. (Or their point of view on tattoos for that matter. )

I was concerned solely with my own ability to see them as they are both reminders to me of particular things and having them on my feet has personal significance for me.

Actually I can't say that getting them was an act of rebellion or of my "wild side" either (that was pretty much all over and done with by the time I got my tattoos), moreso an acknowledgment of recently won freedom & independence at that time and they now stand as a reminder that it is my body and I belong to myself. A gift really.

Any meaning other people wish to place upon my tattoos and me for having them says more about them than it does about me.

I guess when it comes to other people's tattoos (OR lack of) I am ambivalent. I just take people as I find them, with or without them.

Incidentally your OP reminded me of a time maybe 6 years or so ago when I was rehearsing a show with a large group of friends and I'd come back to rehearsals after the Easter Break sporting a belly button piercing which was greatly admired by a lot of the ladies in the cast. The following week during a rehearsal break I remember standing around in a circle with maybe 6 or 7 of the ladies in the cast (Mums, Grandmothers, Career women, students) as we all showed off and admired each others belly button piercings while the fellas in the cast wandered around the edges of the group cracking jokes and trying to cop a look. A fabulous bunch of people and just one of those moments in life that are brilliantly etched into my memory.
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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I am amazed by how many porn stars have tramp stamps, I guess, it is just a random correlation
I thought you were marketing yourself as an individual of exemplary character far too good for the likes of those with tatts and yet here you are being able to speak with confidence about large numbers of porn stars having them?

I have tatts and I don't watch porn! One would have to wonder at the character of a person who felt the need to watch porn so frequently they'd taken note of the number of stars who were tattooed.
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:19 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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I am amazed by how many porn stars have tramp stamps, I guess, it is just a random correlation
Are you telling us you watch a lot of porn ? i thought that kind of stuff was disgusting.
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:22 PM
 
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Greetings Rakin,


I am not into tats, but a nicely done tat on the lower back looks nice especially if the gal has a nice shape.

I think in your wife's case, it has a lot of meaning and is more than appropriate.
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:25 PM
 
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I'm not a big fan of tats especially on women. The small little butterfly or whatever someplace discrete is fine with me.

I was at the grocery store a couple of days ago and this young pretty girl had tattoo "sleeves" on one of her arms.

Was kinda gross to me.

I hate to say it, but people just label you instantly when you have that many tats, like you are whitetrash, I don't feel that way personally but I'm sure lots do.
You know chow, people will find things to label you for anyway.

For some people it's the lack of designer clothes, for some it's the cut of your hair, how you speak, where you grew up, where you live, what you do for a living, what school you went to, church you attend (or don't). People find endless ways to judge others. The day I try to conform endlessly to the plethora of pissy little things that people will judge you for is the day I die.

I get that some people don't like tattoos and I get that some people will attach character traits and generalizations to those who have them but ultimately those people who would do that will do it for pretty much any reason at all. I figure it's because they're miserable in their own lives for some reason. Judging others makes them feel better about themselves or something. How SAD is that?
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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I am not into tats, but a nicely done tat on the lower back looks nice especially if the gal has a nice shape.

I think in your wife's case, it has a lot of meaning and is more than appropriate.
Thanks Ron, her tramp stamp that says "Survivor" is artistically well done and a nice reminder that we can beat the bad things like cancer that come our way.

We have 2 older sons and it was funny to see their faces when she showed off her tattoo. Nothing like seeing your mothers butt crack.
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:32 PM
 
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I was at the market the other day, and moving from aisle to aisle caught now and again glimpses of one of those women that you can't ignore. She was tall, blonde, very pretty, and had a way about her that I would describe as regal. Imagine my gratitude when I found myself, (By chance ) standing right behind her in the check out line. I was drinking it all in, happy to be there, wondering what I had done to deserve such good fortune and planning to help her to her car with her large order if she would only grant me the favor when she bent over to get something out of the bottom rack of her cart and what did I see? One of those tattoos that go from one side of the hips to the other. Suddenly, everything I had imagined about her, about who she was, how she led her proud life was ruined as fast as a carton of eggs to the floor in aisle number one. Might be unfair, might be a bias on my part, but we all have them.
I'm sure you weren't her type either.
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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I'm sure you weren't her type either.
Now how would you know that? Why all the hate? My post was honest.
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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You know chow, people will find things to label you for anyway.

For some people it's the lack of designer clothes, for some it's the cut of your hair, how you speak, where you grew up, where you live, what you do for a living, what school you went to, church you attend (or don't). People find endless ways to judge others. The day I try to conform endlessly to the plethora of pissy little things that people will judge you for is the day I die.

I get that some people don't like tattoos and I get that some people will attach character traits and generalizations to those who have them but ultimately those people who would do that will do it for pretty much any reason at all. I figure it's because they're miserable in their own lives for some reason. Judging others makes them feel better about themselves or something. How SAD is that?
Yeah, good point. People put you in a box no matter what ya do.

People I'm sure label me. I dress casually and have long hair. So I'm sure I'm sized up as a loser and put in the "loser" file.

Oh well, the things people don't know.

I actually like to be misread, cause when people actually find out more of me........
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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Thanks Ron, her tramp stamp that says "Survivor" is artistically well done and a nice reminder that we can beat the bad things like cancer that come our way.

We have 2 older sons and it was funny to see their faces when she showed off her tattoo. Nothing like seeing your mothers butt crack.
I'm not sure I understand putting that statemtent of victory in that spot. I'd want to look at it myself rather than bend over to show others. JMO.
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