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Old 08-11-2009, 04:28 PM
 
Location: on an island
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I think they probably are.
When did it happen?

I was at the swimming pool last week and saw a woman, 40 something, mother of two girls, who had just gotten her second tattoo.
Then I was at a play Saturday night and saw a grey-haired woman who had to be my age or older (I'm 54) with a rose tattoo on her upper arm.

Now that body ink is commonplace, are all the self-conscious hipsters now going to eschew tattoos?

Will those who have them regret them even more, or still feel good about them?
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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'Been mainstream...kinda why I hide mine.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:12 PM
 
Location: San Fernando Valley, CA
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Who cares? If someone got a tattoo to be cool and underground, they got it for the wrong reasons in the first place.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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Well, I didn't get mine to BE anything, but it was back when such a thing was still outside the norm...now that I see so many OOH LOOK AT ME Ed Hardy-wearin' Hot Topic shopping consumers...I am less inclined to display myself. Does not for a minute mean I'm any less glad to have my markings, because none were off-the-wall impulses...but I didn't join the tribe, either.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: California
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Sort of. But not in a good way IMO. A big part of it is of the "latest fad" variety. In the long run, when something else comes along, fewer people will get them but nobody will care either way.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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there are still a lot of people who "judge" those who have tattoos, so I'd say it isn't as accepted as one may think. There was a "surge" for a little while, but I think there are still quite a lot of people who still object of them......
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Bon Temps
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Seems like everybody has them... people I would have never imagined. I almost feel like I am the one being different because I do not have any.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:10 PM
 
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They are a fad, like goth and long hair. Only problem is that those that easily follow the fads are going to find that when this fad fades, their tats won't.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:16 PM
 
Location: CA
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To a point, but you generally still have to cover them up for most jobs, so not entirely. I don't have any, for the record, and I don't like them, but I don't "judge" people with them.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:20 PM
 
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My dad is 84 and he has some tatoo's. He got his in the army during WWII. Tats are something I never cared to have. Seems to me when the fad is over your still stuck with them.
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