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steve19438    Posted 01-16-2004 at 11:11:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
why does a certain segment of our society insist on mutilating their bodies with these things? i don't get it!!! (or body piercing for that matter)

dave 50 8n    Posted 01-16-2004 at 20:04:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
One of the supervisors at work (white collar job) has tattoos on each arm. One side reflects Chinese dragon art, and the other side is European dragon art.

His rule for himself is that he doesn't want any tatoos to show while wearing a long sleeved business shirt.

He's getting them colored in a little at a time...yellow, orange, red....

Dieselrider    Posted 01-16-2004 at 16:23:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have no problem if someone has a tat. I haven't ever been inclined myself to have one, mostly because I haven't seen any artwork that I'd want on me permanently. My two stepsons have them and that's up to them. They were old enough to make those kinds of decisions for themselves and to live with any consequences. I also know several people who have one or more and some of them are the nicest folks I know. I only hope I wouldn't judge someones character because their appearance didn't fit some stereotypical formula I have conjured up as to what the "proper" look was.

nightowl    Posted 01-16-2004 at 16:05:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
mark of an ignorant unclean person

Griz    Posted 01-16-2004 at 19:48:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Nope, you're an ignorant individual if you lump all people with tat's into this category. I have a tattoo and have had it for many years now. It's a crown of thorns (religion), and my children's initials intwined amongst the thorns.

Tell you what steve, I will happily compare degree's and W2's against yours anytime. And yes, I did receive my tat after I received my degree's.


Willy-N    Posted 01-16-2004 at 22:13:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I almost replied to him but held my toung. Thanks, Mark H.

Griz    Posted 01-16-2004 at 19:50:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Correction, Nightowl.


Ron from IL    Posted 01-16-2004 at 14:44:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
All I can say is, you better LOVE it and get a CLASSIC that will weather the years. Or get one in a discreet, clothed location. I wonder how all those who got the huge "Guns'N'Roses" tattoos fifteen years ago feel about them now!


Willy-N    Posted 01-16-2004 at 16:00:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Like the one across the knuckles on each hand. Great for getting a job and shaking hands. Mark H.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 01-16-2004 at 12:37:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
My wife had three holes in her head when we married. I was the third.

Paula    Posted 01-16-2004 at 12:23:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Why do they put permanent paint under their skin or
holes in their bodies? The same reason why people
put temporary paint on top of their faces, force their
square toes into pointy shoes, prop their poor ankles up
on 3 inch stilts, wear skirts they can't pick up a quarter
in, etc.

self expression.

Personally I find ni*ple rings $exy on a guy. It's like a
$exy little secret between me and him - especially if
he's a suit by day.

sigh...the things you have to write to beat this fiilter.

ret    Posted 01-16-2004 at 18:04:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
won't comment on this

~Lenore    Posted 01-16-2004 at 14:07:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
My, my Ms. Paula!!
I think a guy or a gal would have to be very trusting to have those installed or a masochist.
I cant think of anyone I trust that much.

~Lenore    Posted 01-16-2004 at 14:05:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
My, my Ms. Paula!!
I think a guy or a gal would have to be very trusting to have those installed or a masochist.
I cant think of anyone I trust that much.

Les    Posted 01-16-2004 at 12:15:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ain't it funny how it's so hard to tell apart all those people who do things "to be different"?

Willy-N    Posted 01-16-2004 at 11:45:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have 2 of them one on each arm. I got them in the service because it was the thing to do. One is of a little Devil standing on a cloud and the other one is my ex wifes name which my wife and I joke about. They are fading and all of the color is gone now just a light black outline. My brothers never got one so I did something different. I was home on leave and sitting on a couch talking to my mom I took my shirt off not thinking boy did her mouth drop!! I had forgot to tell her I had it. A short sleeve shirt covers them, I had gave it some thought when I had them done. Seems it upsets some seeing one on a person. But it was my arm. Not near as bad as purple hair! I have had them 30+ years now. Mark H.

bill b va    Posted 01-16-2004 at 11:38:22       [Reply]  [No Email]

because they ain't right in the head

Willy-N    Posted 01-16-2004 at 11:46:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey my head isn't that far gone? But my Daughter better not come home with one! Mark H.

Alias    Posted 01-16-2004 at 11:23:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is an area where we can both agree. For, I don't get it either. I once asked a young girl why she had a tatoo and her response was that she did it for herself. But, the fact is, no one ever got a tatoo for just themselves. One does things like that to draw attention to one's self. So, they really do it to impress others. Now, I'm one of those guys that firmly believe that there isn't a tatoo artist alive that can improve on God's handiwork. Now, I hope I can find my crutch so I can climb down from this here soap box. gfp

Patria    Posted 01-16-2004 at 12:49:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Throughout history, to present time, men and women have indulged in all kind of body adornments for many, many reasons, one of them of course, to draw attention. Nothing wrong with that. There are also millions of other ways people use to get noticed, or to impress others; power, material stuff, beauty, blah blah blahing, if you get my drift..
Tatoos are ok, and I have nothing against men with long hair either. But don't get me wrong, skipping showers or a bath, is a no no.
I dye my hair, use make-up, and have a lot of fun trying some new trend in fashion. Do I do it for myself, or to draw attention? Good question, but definetly not to impress others, couldn't, even if I tryied very, very hard.

Take Care

Ina    Posted 05-04-2004 at 12:29:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi there!is this forum still going on, as well as the tattoo's thread?i'd like to find some answers about tatt's please!i don't know for sure weather i should make a tattoo or not.My tattoo's purpose is away from drawing attention or being trendy.I NEED to make a tattoo to cover an old surgical scar (a keloid).I was thinking more for a not permanent tattoo, but how many options are there? How much a henna tattoo last? how is the paint / henna prepared? can smbd guide me with some answers, please?
regards, Ina

LH    Posted 01-16-2004 at 11:21:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tattoos arent just for certain segments of our society these days. Unlike in times past they adorn many people of various financial and cultural backgrounds and are considered to be an art form. I have one and am not afraid to display it proudly

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