What''s With People Who Get Tattoos All Over Their Bodies?
What the hell is wrong with them?\
I''m referring to those who get whole arms and other parts of the bodies done. Do they actually think that it looks good? It also has to be incredibly painful. I don''t get it.
At the risk of this turning into yet another thread about how much DL hates tattoos, perhaps they just like it.\
I mean, while it''s the extreme minority of cases, I do find the occasional man with a full-sleeve hot.
The Voice of the Night
they so crazy.
A certain amount of mental illness.
starting in the late 70''s, tattooing became *cool* again. Like all fashions, tattooing has had its day in this regard and reentered the realm of trashiness from whence it came. The only people getting tattoos now are Johnny come lately nerds desperately seeking a *cool* factor, not realizing that, um...it''s over. I live in a smallish city where this is very prevalent. embarrassing really. these are the same nerds who get metal in their faces and tongues and those hoop earring piercings. all of them knobs\
"look at me. i got this cool punk look at the mall!"
Usually, it''s to get attention they never had when they were a child. Also, most tattoo freaks have pscychological problems. It''s been a proven fact.
It''s gone out of hand, I can''t stand looking at someone with a tattoo without smirking at them.
Gangs & prison.
I've heard people describe tattoos as "addictive"; it can start out with just one or two small ones and then, if you're pleased with it and/or run with a crowd that approves and endorses tats, you find yourself eagerly plotting out what the next one will be. Different tattoo parlors employ artists who can be world-renowned for their individual style, so some people become enamored of the idea of having their bodies be canvasses for these niche celebrities.
Also, many people get their first tattoo on a whim when they're drunk - spring break and the like. And often they do exactly what you're never supposed to do: have your sweethearts name tattooed on yourself. So within a year they have to go back and try to have it covered up with another design, usually something bigger and bolder to fully conceal the bad decision. I can imagine in a small percentage of the populace, it can just grow from there.
In the last couple of years it's finally become standard to use ink that can easily be broken up by laser treatments, meaning bad-decision tattoos are no longer permanent and can be undone for a few hundred dollars (previously it could take several thousand dollars and over a years' worth of painful sessions to remove a tattoo, and even then results were rarely 100%). Some people may be inspired to get more work done because it's easier to change your mind and have it erased now.
OP...yes I think they look good and yes it''s very painful.%0D\
r3...mental illness? lol, maybe but it has nothing to do with my ink.%0D\
r4...I don''t do anything to "be cool" or because it''s the "cool" thing to do. It will never be over for people who get tattoos because they actually like them, I don''t give a shit about people getting them for the wrong reasons. And I got attention from people long before getting any ink so that definitely wasn''t a reason for doing it.
I never understood about tattoos. How in the world can you think that what was cool and fashionable and relevant at say, 20 will be desirable at 40 or 60 or 80 when your tattoo now has faded and droops down several inches below where it first started? Piercings grow out, hair colors and cuts can be changed, clothing thrown away but tattoos? Seems like it doesn''t include too much long term planning.
I think its a sign of very low self esteem%0D\
its also the herd instinct...all those gay guys who get the barbed wire tatto across their upper arms is so tired - or around their ankles - time for a new script
[quote]Also, most tattoo freaks have pscychological problems. It''s been a proven fact.\
Proven by whom?
The Voice of the Night
According to Truman Capote, of the 100+ killers he interviewed, over 80 percent had tattoos.
R14, that''s pretty stupid. What the hell else is there to do in jail except eat, rape and get tattooed. Did you know 100% of British Royalty during Victorian times were tattooed?
Tattoo Free, yet not retarded.
Tattoos are not edgy when grannies are getting them. I know one who got her nipple pierced. I also cringe when I see the actresses trying to pull off evening gowns with their tats showing. TRASHY. I also wonder when I see people covered what kind of job they have because I can''t imagine them working in an office environment.
''It''s gone out of hand''\
Well, I may have tattoos but at least I can spell. I''m sick of the anti tattoo bias on this site. Okay, the trick you hired was tattooed - big shit. \
Fuck you, my partner doesn''t mind. I guess that''s the main thing.
One is okay. People with sleeve tattoos or several all over their bodies are freaks to me. Plain and simple. Fringe people. I cannot relate and I don''t wish to get too close to them. Live and let live but please, do it OVER THERE, carnival barkers.
I liked Daniel Tosh''s segment "Athlete or Prisoner?" on his show this week when he showed a variety of tattoos and asked the audience to guess whether the tattoo belong to a professional athlete or a prsioner doing hard time.
Speaking of tattoos, Jesse James and Kat Von D. are getting hitched. Why does he bother?
Thanks for sharing, but we don''t care and don''t want to fuck your prissy asses anyway.\
With lots of inky love:
Gen (sighs again at judgmental queens)
Does this sleeve offend you, R18? I sure as hell don''t mind it:
[quote] Did you know 100% of British Royalty during Victorian times were tattooed?%0D\
What did Victoria have tattoed on her body and where was it? And her daughters, Victoria, Alice, Helena, Louise and Beatrice? What and where were their tattooes?
100% of British Royalty
Sonny Bill only offends me with his overratedness (is that a word?) let him prove his worth in the World Cup...you know he''ll be off after that, anyway...
You know no-one knows what we''re going on about..
Love you Gen.%0D\
I''m not the office-worker type so that isn''t an issue, but I read an article recently that said approx. 40% of all Americans now have at least 1 tattoo and/or piercing. In other words, get over your non-inked selves or you won''t have all that many people to work in your offices.
[quote]I do find the occasional man with a full-sleeve hot.\
Amen, sister, amen.
My dad had hula dancer tattoos, knives and other things from his navy days. They were from 1950. I was always embarrassed by them, it was a sign of our redneck origins.
R24, I''ve heard he has questionable advisers. \
I''m glad I''ll get an opportunity to see for myself if he''s overrated. NBC will be showing the RWC in the US.
Victims of sexual abuse and/or severely low self esteem.
One of the most pathetic sights when I worked in a nursing home were the saggy old man tattoos.
I like people who get huge tats of their children''s photographs taken at Sears or Wal-Mart.\
Flyover fat white chicks love leg and ankle tattoos with girly girl designs (butterflies, flowers, etc.)\
Gay men with tramp stamps (I.e. Reichen) scream "bottom!"\
Jews with tattoos are "taking back" the Holocaust on THEIR terms!
Tattooed dicks are a Saturday Night TREAT
In the words of my old grannie, "Why would anyone put a permanent picture on their body they wouldn''t be caught dead hanging on their living room wall?"
For you R23. Perhaps you should see where you fall on the autism spectrum. Your pet interests seem to include being able to name the British family during Victorian times. That was impressive for about 7 minutes back before the internet.
This thread is crazy. The posts about people being menatally ill if they have tattoos must be from the mind of some very sheltered people.
It''s the excessive piercings that creep me out. Tatooing and piercing are closely related.
I like them
Tattoos are hideously ugly. Yeah, once in a while you see one when it has a certain look and looks okay on the right guy based on how handsome he is, what he''s wearing or how in shape he is. But that combination is very rare.%0D\
The sleeves and excessive tattoo coverage is disgusting and ruins a person''s body. And as they start to age, tattoos look even worse. And no, tattoos are not art. If you have something you need to write down, get a journal or buy some art, but stop writing and inking your body.%0D\
And these women on the red carpet who have tattoos look horrible. For example, Angelina Jolie is probably one of the most beautiful women around. But showing her tattoos just ruins the whole look.%0D
I can stand a few tattoos that can be covered with clothing but what freaks me out are the piercings and those huge gaping holes in ear lobes. Those people have some kind of body dymorphia problem or are screaming for attention.
[quote]Angelina Jolie is probably one of the most beautiful women around.\
Now, YOU''RE the one who has mental issues.
I can''t even go through the check-out line at Trader Joes when the cashier has those giant holes through their ear. I just go to another cashier.%0D\
What the fuck are those holes all about? Why on earth would you intentionally put quarter-size holes in your ears?%0D\
A few tattoos on people of a certain generation - I''m thinking Gen Xers and early Gen Yers - is one thing, seeing as how tattoos were more taboo during their youth. But today''s kinds/young adults tattoo collect out of some sick attentionwhoredom conformity complex. Very rare is the under 30 person who gets a tat just for personal meaning/themselves.
I''m one of the more pro-tatt people here, and even I''m at a loss to explain the stretched earlobes, because those don''t ever really go back.\
I joked to a friend of mine in my O-Chem class who is about my age that she and I should pioneer techniques for earlobe reconstruction, because in about fifteen years, we''d have made a mint.\
There are also a disturbing number of kids who have their lips pierced. I see one or two around campus who have their lips pierced twice.\
Of course, my first thought was "how in the world do these kids expect to get an MRI" which is probably where my brain is.
The Voice of the Night
I hate those big ear hole things too. You can''t cover those up with a shirt. And who are the assholes who get face tattoos? Do you really think that''s attractive?
I had an experience with a hot, professional guy that had a full sleeve.\
I went rock hard watching him pull a perfectly pressed and starched white dress shirt with french cuffs over his masterpiece. HOT!
Never Say Never
How do people like Zombie Boy even travel? Who would sit next to this??
I''m in my mid 40''s and have a number of friends who have one or two small, tasteful tattoos (and one or two friends with larger ones.) They are common in the crowd that I run in. I admire the way they look and constantly think about getting one myself. But what stops me is the thought of how I will feel about it in 20-30 years. Will it hold the same appeal? Will it just be an ugly stain or blob on my then-changed body? Therefore do I *really* need it now, anyway? It just seems so "of the moment." Not trendy per-se, but I recognize that it''s gonna be there the rest of my life.
r27: despite your father''s tattos, I''m curious to know what kind of man your father was regardless of his redneck origins. Your comment seems more a reflection on how you think others saw him rather than how he might have actually been.
What are the people who worry about faded or saggy tattoos going to do when the rest of their body starts to sag? I think they''ll take it pretty hard.
r44 there are already people who specialize in repairing stretched lobes.
Would you hang the same piece of art in your house forever? No.%0D\
Then why would you ink your body forever?%0D\
Get a journal; write it down there.
Is there anyone who has ever looked at someone without tattoos and thought%0D\
"he''s/she''s attractive, but they''d really be hot with some tats"? %0D\
What tattoo can improve on the%0D\
look of smooth, natural toned human flesh?
Just think how gross those people are going to look when they''re older and the tats they have on their tits are now on their bellies.
I know im in the tiny minority but I love a good fag with a tramp stamp.
I went into a tattoo parlor with a friend who wanted another piercing in her earlobe and some kids in their late teens/early twenties were just hanging out in there socializing. It seemed like they were trying to be shocking by dropping "cunt" and other words, talking about drugs, etc. around us "old farts" because they would say it looking straight at us like they wanted a reaction. We had a good laugh when we left. They were trying way too hard to be rebellious and cool. I''ve decided that it''s partly a scream for attention. If I were the shop owners I would have kicked their ass out for loitering. We were in there for a good hour and they were still hanging around when we left.
[quote]He works in a sideshow right \
No, he''s in daycare.
[quote]Just think how gross those people are going to look when they''re older and the tats they have on their tits are now on their bellies.\
Really, that argument is kind of pointless. The kind of people that get tats dont give a fuck about how they will look when they start to sag. Its about being young and living in the moment. And most women with sagging tits cover them anyway, with the exception of Aretha Franklin and a few others.
Kelly Osbourne looks like shit. Like some on the Golden Globe red carpet women with willy nilly tats. Kelly is now having most removed because she knows they look terrible in high fashion.
I''m watching Debi Mazur''s husband on THE TALK and he''s adorable, but he''s got these ugly tatts near his skinny biceps. %0D\
[quote][R44] there are already people who specialize in repairing stretched lobes.%0D\
Damn, damn, damn!
The Voice of the Night
Doesn''t mean they couldn''t stand a little more competition, Voice.\
Most of the tattoos and piercings don''t bother me much even if I think some of them look dumb. It''s the scarification and self-amputations and bizarre genital augmentations that really creep me out.
Luv ya too, metalhead.\
R43 (and others): Just in case you didn''t get it earlier. You wanna essentialize all people under 30 with ink as issue-laden attention-whores, sure, go ahead. \
We don''t have any of those on the DL. Especially the over-30 and tatoo-and-piercing-haters.\
I have a few funny yet predictable tales of some squealing queens getting a glimpse of some ink and shrieking about how terrible it is to tattoo oneself. I''ll spare you the particulars, pretty boring. But in the end, I think it''s just control-freaky "white" guys who wish they were Martha Stewart getting ample cock in-between manicures.\
And, for what it''s worth, I think LA is paradise if you''re into hot boys with lotsa ink. Great artists, too.
Gen (doesn''t have piercings but think they can be hot)
My brother in law was in the Navy during the Vietnam War, when tattoos were still pretty much a lowlife thing identified with criminals, sailors and carnies. He said he considered getting one but thought better of it after seeing what happened to the tattoos on old Navy guys after twenty or thirty years. %0D\
Your skin keeps regenerating and changing all through your life and tattoos get blurry and lose their original shape. You can get them redone or taken off, I guess. %0D\
My mother used to say that young people deliberately uglify themselves in order to keep the old people off.
Some of you with tattoos seem like nice folks, but I would not be attracted to you, sorry.
Most tattoo people are involved with drugs, because it''s insane to be tattered up.
Tattoos are for stupid people who think "essentialize" is a real word.
Tattoo-hate is not just limited to datalounge. Loads of gay sites I visit have comment threads full of ink-hate. I have some very finely detailed tattoos that are just as clear as they were when I got them 15yrs ago. Sun damage causes the blurring and bleeding. I also keep myself in good shape so nothing, flesh or ink, is sagging yet. I researched the history of tattooing when I was studying and I read that in western cultures it prevails amongst marginalised people because it makes a statement about people''s ownership of their own bodies. Everyone''s entitled to their opinions, but I got my tattoos for myself and not to impress some prissy cookie-cutter queens with aspirations of being ''high class'', whatever that''s meant to mean.
Tattoos are not just a deal breaker; they are a nonstarter. Period.
It depends how many tattoos one has, and sometimes where the tattoos are placed.%0D\
Kat Von D and the other wildly all-over tattooed woman who Jesse James had an affair with are extremist in the enormous number of tattoos all over every part of the body.%0D\
The enormous crucifix on the back of the present The Bachelor, Brad Womack, is a huge turn-off and rather hideous because it is so HUGE and covering so much of his back.%0D\
The lead singer of Maroon Five, Adam Levine, has ruined the attractiveness of his body with all-over excessive tattoos.%0D\
It seems that many get more and more tattoos just to prove to themselves that their original tattooing was not a mistake.%0D\
Sometimes a few tasteful tattoos is okay - but it is definitely a FAD and an attempt to be cool, and with-it, and hip.
Hairy guys with tats, who then shave arms, chests, legs to show them off. Tats and body stubble.\
[quote]Everyone''s entitled to their opinions, but I got my tattoos for myself and not to impress some prissy cookie-cutter queens with aspirations of being ''high class'', whatever that''s meant to mean.%0D\
The Voice of the Night
R76, but you would not have even thought of getting tattoos if you had not seen other people getting them and if it were not a fad and if it were not considered cool or rebellious or anti-status quo.%0D\
You are product of your environment.%0D\
Since getting tattoos is not an original thought or an original task, you are following what you see.
[quote]Since getting tattoos is not an original thought or an original task, you are following what you see.%0D\
You know, try as I do not to be rude about anything, I think I have that right in this case: I''ve read a lot of dumb things here over the years, and that''s one of them.
The Voice of the Night
Not much of a deep thinker, are you, Voice of the Night.%0D\
Psychology, sociology, social psychology, and anthropology, motivational behavior, and fads go right past you, I see.
There are a lot of threads on DL where the so-called liberal gays on the site prove themselves to be conservative, judgmental, and ridiculous. This is one of them. \
It seems impossible for some people on DL to accept that adults will live their lives the way they want to, not caring one whit whether some anonymous DLer approves or not.
R61, good example bringing up Kelly Osbourne.%0D\
She is a perfect example of how one''s focus can radically change in just a few short years.%0D\
And, thereby, making one deeply regret getting tattooed.%0D\
She went from an overweight, immature, rebellious, trying to be edgy person to one who delights in wearing evening gowns and skin-baring dresses and involved in fashion as a job where revealing tattoos looks trashy and unattractive.
Whenever I see excessive tats on someone, I wonder how much $$ was spent on the ink. The person probably has zero in savings - lives paycheck to paycheck. %0D\
Full disclosure: I have a small tat on my arm. I was 27 and was rebelling against the oppressive corporate environment in which I was enslaved. (that showed them !!)
I do hope people who are getting more tattoos are doing it because they like it. Because if they think it''s a social statement or edgy or anything like that, they''re wrong. They are now a cultural cliche now that everyone has them and has them in abundance.
I''m the dork here... I just think the human skin is so much better than the ink they get. I guess it is just a difference of opinion.
I was at the beach in Sydney today and it seemed like every second person had a tatoo. One guy had both arms covered in them and a hideous tat on his calf. This is such a flashy, trashy city.
R85, but Sonny''s still hot as hell. Too bad he got caught with a woman in the stall and not a guy. Would''ve been hotter
R72, you said it far better than I ever could; thanks.\
R71, it''s been a verb in English since the 17th c., so bite me. (And no, English isn''t my mother tongue but I know enough to look up a word and make sure I''m using in correctly before I put it in a sentence.)\
VotN (et al.): Any ideas why the regulars around here are even more judgmental than usual the past few months? As if there''s some estrogen-related meltdown in the queer data cloud. Freaky.
Gen (anyone wanna watch "Irezumi" at my place??)
[quote]VotN (et al.): Any ideas why the regulars around here are even more judgmental than usual the past few months? As if there''s some estrogen-related meltdown in the queer data cloud. Freaky.%0D\
Tattoos have always been a prickly issue here. There are probably a half-dozen of us who like them and have one or two or twelve, and a large populace that feels compelled to tell us that we''re mentally ill.
The Voice of the Night
This thread is PROOF that datalounge is full of age 50+ queens who never leave their basements. You must all be so...old. \
Who gives a fuck what it will look like when you are 70, you won''t be getting fucked then anyway, grandpa.
I don''t mind prison tats, but really elaborate work just makes someone look as totally vain and self-obsessed as gym bunnies. People who spend that much time obsessing over their bodies do not have time to read anything good.
I still can''t understand why people ugly themselves with tattoos. It is so trailer park trash
This thread is PROOF that datalounge is full of age 50+ queens who never leave their basements. You must all be so...old. Who gives a fuck what it will look like when you are 70, you won''t be getting fucked then anyway, grandpa.\
Go join a Circus, you tattoo freak.
I love the DL pearl-clutchers who freak out over circumcision, tattoos and piercings.\
If it bothers you so much, don''t look at them, don''t touch them and don''t fuck them.\
And I am fairly certain that they will return the favor.\
In fact, I am certain of it.
I don''t get it either. I see really young guys and gals sporting huge body sized tattoos. Most of them will grow to regret it in the next 10 or 20 years.
I find some tatoos becoming, as long as they can''t be seen while wearing a business suit. But if you look like you fell asleep wrapped up naked in the Sunday paper comic section - -R86 - - Ohhhhhh noooooo! That''s gone too far.
I don''t mind tattoos at all but half the people who get them just get some lame flash thing or something that''s important to another culture that they know nothing about.
R99 is describing my lame ex who has a Lion of Judah tattooed on his back. He''s a white dude who doesn''t even smoke pot and the only reggae music he owned was Bob Marley''s greatest hits. I broke up with him when he proved to be a real live racist. But still that tattoo, what a moron.\
Another friend of mine has a Ganesh tattoo even tho she knows nothing about Hinduism. Apparently she decided to change one very important color in the picture from blue to red b/c it looks better on her and it''s offensive and stupid looking to actual Indians.
Full sleeves can be kind of sexy but tattoos have become so expected these days that single tats that aren''t really well-done and creative usually just look dumb. My smartest friend from high school has a tattoo of a dinosaur on her wrist.
You don''t put a bumper sticker on a Mercedes.
They''re just not for me, but God Bless anyone who wants to go get one or transform their entire body.%0D\
I''d be curious to hear their thoughts the day they decide they''d like to have them all removed.%0D\
I don''t mind them on the right guy ( like Adam Levine lol). But I do wonder if they consider how they''re going to look at 65 with all those tattoos.
i really believe people who are overly tatted have some kind of look at me issue. It''s a definite red flag.
[quote] One of the newest trends in body modification comes in the form of corset piercings.\
Now this is gross and I would imagine extremely painful!
I think tattoos are silly and ugly, I would never get one, and I probably would not date someone who had more than one or two small, discreetly placed ones. Still, to each his own--other people''s tattoos are none of my business, and for fuck''s sake, they neither signify mental illness, nor belong exclusively on circus freaks and carnival barkers.
Tattoos aren''t a trend like dyeing your hair pink or getting a Tin Tin or whatever stupid kind of trendoid haircut, things which can change pretty much change immediately.\
With tats you are pretty much stuck with drawings on your body for a long period of time! In most cases, for the rest of your life.\
My understanding about the removable process, it''s just as painful as getting the tattoos, that''s why most people who start to hate their tats end up keeping them.
That should have read: "things which you can pretty much change immediately."
I am both fascinated and repulsed by tats. And I readily admit that the repulsion is cultural bias. There is a guy in my building who has his arms completely covered. I can''t help staring and I asked him if that bothered him. They are an all-over design and it is hard to make out what it is all about, although I wouldn''t mind a few hours of alone time with the hottie discovering what they all are.\
Another good friend has quite a few and some of them are amazing and beautiful works of art. Each has a personal meaning to him and he actually had a hand in the design of them. I wrote a blog piece about my favourite one - a stunning Phoenix tat that surrounds his nipple. A collared, long-sleeve shirt will cover all of his artwork.\
I just hope he doesn''t get his ears stretched. That does skeeve me a bit.
Here''s a list of Dave Navarro''s tattoos and what each represents for him.\
There''s also clip of Navarro getting a tat of his late mom done by Kat Von D on her "LA Ink" show. \
Many posters here can''t stand Kat, but she''s looks great in this clip, she has beautiful facial skin, it''s luminous. \
Nikki Sixx is also in this clip, so it''s definitely pre Jesse James.
I can appreciate a well drawn, well colored original tattoo.\
Not so much a fan of tattoo #36 that someone picks off a wall.\
Also not a fan of tats on darker skin- I think darker skin is gorgeous in itself and tats ruin the texture (they tend to scar).\
I work with actors, and almost all the ones under 30 have a tat somewhere that I have to cover up. A lot of them regret them because of work, some say, "fuck it" and get more. I was sort of shocked to see that Sly Stallone''s chest is completely tatted.\
Here''s a website of broken dreams:
The only time I care is when it''s a really hot guy with a great body and his tattoos look ridiculous. Case in point: Josh Wald continues to add stupid tattoos all over his gorgeous body. Just do not understand it. Fortunately, for many of his photos, the ink gets photoshopped out.
What a bunch of judgmental assholes on this page. Don't just assume people are mentally ill or seeking attention simply because they want to get their bodies tattooed.
Why not take the time to ASK THEM PERSONALLY why they got tattooed before you go jumping to conclusions about them. If you asked 10 different people I'm sure you'd get 10 different answers. I'm getting my whole body tattooed because it's a beautiful art form that's been in existence for centuries. Whenever I go into the shop and pay my tattooist to add a new tattoo to my collection I look at it as supporting the arts. Art is subjective. What one person may deem ugly another may deem exquisite.
Have nice day.
Daniel J Cartier
Avid tattoo aficionado.
Daniel J Cartier maybe you could be hung in an art gallery.
I just got lost in that bad tattoo blog and wound up on the blog of an autistic guy who has been in prison for nearly 20 years for loaning his car to a guy who was found not guilty of using that car to get to a place to kill a different guy. Anyway, the autistic guy was housed next to a guy called Tattoo who tattooed Mrs. Tattoo on his wife's forehead and she's on the ugliest tattoo site and a couple of mugshots. This is the autistic prisoner's blog:
This thread is like being at church. Prissy gay church full of old marys clutching their pearls.
Get a load of Ms. R122.
Aren't tattoos expensive? How do all of the trailer trash people afford them? The cashier at the local 7-11 must have about a thousand of them but they are all the same color. Dos that make a difference or are they homemade? I am fascinated by this thread
I have an ex who was a squat punk and they did have a couple of tattoo guns amongst the group and would give each other and themselves terrible tats when they were fucked up which was pretty much 24/7.
The autistic prisoner turned out to be a Tea Party bigot. He can rot in prison forever. Don't read his blog or sign his petition.
Getting Tattooed all over or just with a small design,whichever way you look at it, it's very personal to that individual and you should never be ignorant by judging a book by it's cover. The fact some people dislike Tattoos is personal to them,however they best keep their opinions to themselves as a heavily tattooed person may be a better person or more intelligent than that person who has made it their business to pass judgement.
What a total crap fest r127 is. If it's alright to compliment a person, it is also alright to voice dismay at self inflicted bit of ugliness in the eye of the beholder.
Those with tattooed body parts or in total are simply more senselessly vain than others. It's no different from those with bones stuck their nose or big lip expanders used by some African tribe people.
It may float their boat, but no one has to keep their dismay to themselves.
I've been watching a show called "Four Weddings" lately. It's about four trashy loudmouths with no class who have extravagant weddings that cost tens of thousands of dollars. Every week it's four different trashy loudmouths.
Apparently now all wedding dresses in America are the same white full skirt with a strapless corset above, whether the bride weighs 100 lbs or 400 lbs. Nothing on earth would make a single one of these women cover their arms, not even flabby batwings on a 250 lb woman with the body of a potato sack. And more often than not, their arms, back, chest and neck are covered with tacky, black, or faded tattoos. Every one of these has to be shown, whether in church, or an expensive, tasteful venue like a hotel or marina, regardless of religious prohibition or the hapless eyes of the participants. All of these women are told they are beautiful, even the one who looked like a stuffed sausage jammed with a shoehorn into a lace curtain sarong, giant arms and backfat exploding over the top of the corset.
Saw and listened to Daniel J Carter on the web. Congrats, and I wish you well.
Every older person I know with tattoos says they regret getting them. I guess it's like being reminded of all the stupid shit you did back in your 20s every time you look in the mirror.
I expect to be covered in them by the time I'm 25. Because, you know, that's like what all the real trend-setters are doing.
You guys are silly. There are tons of trashy idiots with crap all over their bodies. However, there are a lot more people with beautiful works of art that have been put there by extremely talented artists. Luckily for the majority of you, their intentions are not to please, or disgust the public. It's not about what you think, it's about what they want.
I am covered from my neck down to my toes, and have never been diagnosed with a mental condition. I am also happily employed, I don't have to cover my tattoos and am in a very legitimate and lucrative line of work.
To make assumptions about 1 person based on what they wear or how they look is pretty narrow minded.
sleeves are hot on the right guy. on the wrong guy, they just look like a silly affectation.
it's been my experience that almost everyone I know with tattoos get them so they'd seem cool or 'edgy.' It's a very "LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME" kind of thing.
Tattoos were hot 60 years ago when a sailor would tattoo a naked woman or something like that on his forearm.
Tats lost their hotness when gays started doing it.
I know one guy who is very good looking and he has basically ruined his body by having it COVERED in tattoos. He has both arms totally covered, has a big one on his neck, a big one on his lower back, two on one hand, and a big one on his chest.
I don't know if he has psychological problems or not, but he's going to regret that shit when he gets older and they start fading, drooping, and the wrinkles set in.
Just to piss off DL snobs, I've decided to get a giant tattoo across my chest of Liza Minnelli taking a shit. That way, if I wiggle around a lot, it'll look like she's wiping her ass.
Has the guy who got his entire body tattooed as a zombie committed suicide yet?
Tats were hot until gay guys got them and then they weren't. Posing is never attractive.
Why did so many gays get tats and now so many hate them?
My grandpas heavily tattooed and he's a multimillionaire. The person makes the tattoos, not the other way around. Fuck haters and do what makes you happy. People who call other people 'sick' for being heavily tattooed, are pretty sick themselves. What makes your shit not stink like mine?
Yes, because someone is a multi-millionaire, they are exempt from the circus crowd!
I think it is very sexy. Old people over 35 hate it of course. People my age (23) think nothing of someone having tattoos all over. I do not think less of a person if they have tattoos all over, even on their faces. Its just a generational thing. You eldergays had your bell bottom pants and platform shoes, we have tattoos. I think tattoos are a helluva lot less embarrassing.
There's a study or two around showing an elevated incidence of borderline personality disorder in tattooed people which increases with extensive tattooing and other body modifications. As you might expect.
[quote]You eldergays had your bell bottom pants and platform shoes, we have tattoos. I think tattoos are a helluva lot less embarrassing.
Well, Sonny, my bell bottoms and platforms are long gone, 30 years ago.
What will you be doing with your tattoos in 30 years? Still wearing them?
What is up with relatively classy women who have full sleeve tats?
I've said this before but...they ceased being edgy and cool when my mother went out and got one and her soccer frau neighbor got her nipples pierced.
When grannies start on the trend it's over.
I am cracking up at R129. So true. Brides coming down the aisle with tats is gross.
[quote] All of these women are told they are beautiful, even the one who looked like a stuffed sausage jammed with a shoehorn into a lace curtain sarong, giant arms and backfat exploding over the top of the corset.
Too bad these girls can't be talked out of these dresses or put on a shrug to cover that shit up.
R143, that's the dumbest comparison ever. I left my bell bottoms back in 1973. Where are your tattoos going to be in forty years? Oh, that's right: all over your crepe-y neck, your chicken-skin left arm, and your sagging, jowly face.
Really, just dumb, dumb, dumb.
I like most tats, I don't have any myself.
As an eldergay, one of many things that drive my crazy are the batshit gays that hate tats. They constantly complain about how you'll look when you're old.
Well I got news for you sweeties, when you're above 50, people stop checking you out. Tattoos or not.
Well, I got news for you, R150. When you're above 50, and have tattoos, people *do* check you out. Just not in the way you'd like.
Seriously, I know someone who's >50 and in need of near-constant attention. He got a bunch of tattoos, and is now something of a laughingstock in his community. I just roll my eyes and thank God it's not me.
A tattooed Matt Gone poses before the opening of a five-day tattoo exhibition in Venezuela.
It's a desperate ploy for attention. Look at me etc.
Tattoos disrupt the body's electrical alignment, otherwise known as chakras. This explains the prevalence of tattooed persons and drug addictions, alcoholism, crime, and imprisonment.
The real question is: what came first, the misaligned chakras or the personality disorders? Did the tattoos cause the disoprder, or did the person get tattoos in an unconscious way to heal this misalignment?
I think its a good topic to discuss.
R152, that is one of the ugliest things I've ever seen.
What always cracks me up is these guys that cover their bodies in artwork and quotes. It's all for attention, but if you start reading their tattoos in line at the grocery store, they turn around all defensive and say something to you like, "What the fuck you lookin' at, fool?"
R156, True. LoL. It's happened to me too.
I work in HR for a very large company. I look at tattoos the same way as clothing...what is appropriate for the job and position. Accounting or promotions, not a problem. Customer service or leadership positions, major problem. If someone gets an overly noticeable tattoo, they've automatically scratched themselves off the hiring list for many positions.
[quote]My grandpas heavily tattooed and he's a multimillionaire. The person makes the tattoos, not the other way around. Fuck haters and do what makes you happy. People who call other people 'sick' for being heavily tattooed, are pretty sick themselves. What makes your shit not stink like mine
Your grandpa must look like crap. You do realize that tattoos are a sign of insecurity with a leaning toward being a pyschopath.
[quote]What is up with relatively classy women who have full sleeve tats
They were never classy.
[quote]I think it is very sexy. Old people over 35 hate it of course. People my age (23) think nothing of someone having tattoos all over. I do not think less of a person if they have tattoos all over, even on their faces. Its just a generational thing. You eldergays had your bell bottom pants and platform shoes, we have tattoos. I think tattoos are a helluva lot less embarrassing
Yeah, but you can change your style of clothes with the changing times. Tattoos are permanent, and a major mistake when you get older.
[quote]One is okay. People with sleeve tattoos or several all over their bodies are freaks to me. Plain and simple. Fringe people. I cannot relate and I don't wish to get too close to them. Live and let live but please, do it OVER THERE, carnival barkers
I run the other way when I see someone covered with tattoos. Just, Ewwwwwww!
[quote]Thanks for sharing, but we don't care and don't want to fuck your prissy asses anyway
I don't want your tattooed dick, either.
Enough with this nonsense about tattoos will look awful when you get older. Tattoos look like shit when you're yournger too.
And I'm not hiring you if I see you have tattoos. And you'll never know why because I won't tell you. So if you think I'm practicing discrmination--you're right. Next candidate, please.
[quote]My brother in law was in the Navy during the Vietnam War, when tattoos were still pretty much a lowlife thing
It's still a lowlife thing.
What r164 said!
[quote]And I'm not hiring you if I see you have tattoos. And you'll never know why because I won't tell you. So if you think I'm practicing discrmination--you're right. Next candidate, please.
Cunts like you are why the workplace is so miserable. Hope you enjoy it when someone decides not to hire you because they don't like gays.
And no, I'm not a tattoo lover - don't even have one.
The cashier at the grocery store yesterday made me sad because he was very young, late teens, and already covered in them. You could see them on his neck above his collar and on his hands. I hope he is not stuck in low paying jobs his entire life because of visible tattoos.
People with a lot of tattoos were sexually, physically, or verbally abused as children. They hate themselves so much they try to hide behind tattoos.
I have a crush on a girl who works at my bank. She is very pretty, feminine and classy until I checked her out on the net and saw she has a full sleeve !!! It just looked so incongruous. Does she have mental problems?
Remember when Ricky Martin starting going crazy and getting all those tattoos in the early 2000's? I wonder if these people really do have some kind of issues (his were obviously being in the closet).
There's a guy I know who everyone thinks is gay (but he won't admit it) and he has tattoos everywhere - on his back, both arms, his chest, and his legs.
This thread proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that homosexuals are the most jaw-droppingly arrogant, judgmental, ultra-paranoid, snobby, elitist, cold-blooded, reptilian demographic of cunts on earth. And exactly the reason I prefer hanging out with straight guys over you miserable, stuffy old queens. And no, I don't have a tattoo anywhere on my body.
Guess what, I think that people obsessed with Judy, Liza, Barbara and celebrities in general are mentally ill, maladjusted losers who didn't get enough attention as a child; so they vicariously live through these diva whores who DO get a lot of attention. See how easy it is to turn your uptight, childish, sniveling, pussified gay snobbery right back at you?
R172. Making fun of people who like Judy, Liza and Barbra does not make tatoos attractive--and offering your opinion about tattoos is what this particular thread is all about.
Does anyone have a tattoo (or more) of Judy, Liza and/or Barbra?
If you don't like INK, don't get it!
Some of you need to get a life, find a hobby, get out of the basement and do some volunteer work.
[quote]This thread proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that homosexuals are the most jaw-droppingly arrogant, judgmental, ultra-paranoid, snobby, elitist, cold-blooded, reptilian demographic of cunts on earth. And exactly the reason I prefer hanging out with straight guys over you miserable, stuffy old queens. And no, I don't have a tattoo anywhere on my body.
You are so wrong on so many levels! Many straight people hate tattoos on people as well.
R163, I actually know someone who got his dick tattooed. And then he carried around pictures of it and would just whip one out and put it on the table in front of you during dinner. No shit.
Total attention whore.
[quote]Some of you need to get a life, find a hobby, get out of the basement and do some volunteer work.
I agree, people need to stop the tattoo craze, and concentrate on getting a decent job. Finding a hobby is a much better solution than inking themselves.
Listen, you stupid, clueless, snobby, little limp-wristed Judy-Garland-rimming disgraces to this butch's fucking gender. AND LISTEN GOOD, YOU ARROGANT, PETULANT LITLE FAGGOT TURDS!!!! I will defend tattoo's with the exact same logic with which I defend DECENT gay guys (NOT you cocksuckers): "IT AIN'T YOUR BODY AND THEREFORE AIN'T YOUR MOTHERFUCKING CONCERN!" It's also really disgusting that you femmies worship some of the most despicable, destructive, sociopathic and STUPIDEST celebrities that ever existed yet you faggots spew pure snooby HATRED at a little body art. That's why you fucking nasty little stuck-up cocksucking fairies are so fucking disgusting to me. Jesus Christ, you pillow-biters don't even KNOW what shallow, ultra-hypocrite little hateful MAN CUNTS you nasty, teabagging whores are.
Time for you medication, R182
R182, is a flamer!!!
R182 is the gayest gay who ever gayed. Trust.
On second reflection, I take back what I said about 182. I had knee jerk reaction. He is right.
I don't think that you get tattoos because it is a 'trend' or 'in style' or that you want to seem like you are rebellious. It is incredibly short sighted to think this, you are judging people by something that may mean a lot to them. Sure if you get a giant picture of Jack Black on your arse its not going to be very meaningful. I have a half sleeve and it means a great deal to me, and it makes me feel happy every time I see it. I did not get it to impress anyone I got it because I liked it and that it reminds me of happy times and when I was going through some depressing times with death everywhere around me. Who cares what you look like in 20 or 30 years, for all we know Earth could have taken a turn for the worse when oil runs out and wars break out over the last drops of clean water. Do us a favour and keep your opinions to yourself because quite frankly if we really cared what people think of us and our tattoos, do you get them in the first place? Yea some people like football, some people like hockey, some people are attracted to skinny people, some people are attracted to fat people. Some people are attracted to people with tattoos and some are not. Life is too short to want to impress every single person on the planet. Would you care if I died tomorrow? No. So why would you care if people have tattoos? You don't, so stop whining and do somethings else with your time instead of ranting about something that isn't important. Live the life the way you want to live it, fuck everyone who tells you otherwise.
Now here's some hot girls with tats, I much prefer them with tattoos than without them mmmmmmmmmmmmm :D