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Why do so many bodybuilders and strippers tattoo their bodies?

Is it because they want to draw more attention to their bodies with pictures and designs, or is it because they secretly hate their bodies and want to mar them with ugly pictures and designs?

I never get the psychoogy between multiple tattoos. (I'm not talking about just one or two tattoos here--I'm talking about lots of them. If you want to bitch about people with one or two tattoos, please find another thread.)

by Anonymousreply 5703/06/2015

Tatoos are a trend. They want to follow along with the "in" group. Unfortunately, some bodybuilders have ruined the beauty of their bodies with tatoos. Luckily for me, the bodybuilders that I really like don't get tatoos like Stefan Havlik, David Hoffmann, Doug Miller, Jeff Rodriguez, Lajos Lenard, Helmut Strebl, Jeff Willet, Lucas Di Santi etc.

by Anonymousreply 107/01/2012

A lot of bodybuilders and strippers were sexually and/or physically abused as children, which means they tend to have low self esteem. There's a proven correlation between tattoos and an individual's self image.

by Anonymousreply 207/01/2012

I don't know or care why, I just wish they would stop already. Big scrawling tattoos across chests and arms are hideous, especially ones with letters in big fancy fonts. UGH.

by Anonymousreply 307/01/2012

So many porn performers have fucked up their gorgeous bodies with ugly big tattoos: Trenton Ducati, Alexy Tyler, Alexsander Freitas, Adam Killian.

by Anonymousreply 407/01/2012

Stripping and porn, like tatoos, are bad life decisions.

by Anonymousreply 507/01/2012

Those faded, wrinkled, saggings tatts will be some sight when these people are sitting in a wheelchair at the nursing home.

by Anonymousreply 607/02/2012

Body Graffiti. It is the same as spray painting a bridge. The lower classes gravitate to tattoos. They are a badge of your lower social class roots.

by Anonymousreply 707/02/2012

R6, I have no tattoos but I'm thinking of getting one when I get old. The splash of color will detract from the fact that my deflated nipples are bumping against my ankles.

by Anonymousreply 807/02/2012

It's because they're low-class types.

Bodybuilding, stripping and porn all attract trashy, proletarian people.

None of those subjects attract a lot of educated, monied types as a profession or interest worth devoting a lot of time to.

by Anonymousreply 907/02/2012

Because both bodybuilders and strippers think that their bodies are the only thing about them that other people notice. If they want to tell the world something, they have to write it directly on the body.

by Anonymousreply 1007/02/2012

I know someone who refused to adopt a stray cat in his neighborhood because he doesn't like "commitments", but he has 20+ large tattoos all over his body. I suggested to him that getting a tattoo was a "commitment" but he waved me off.

Different kind of commitment, I guess...

by Anonymousreply 1107/02/2012

R2 *Rolls eyes*

by Anonymousreply 1207/02/2012

What an original idea for a thread, OP. Go, pearl clutchers, go!

by Anonymousreply 1307/03/2012

I'm sure that Marie Antoinette @R9 has no issues with hiring the same grungy tatooed proles for sexual services.

by Anonymousreply 1407/03/2012

it is trashy

by Anonymousreply 1503/08/2013

[quote]I'm sure that Marie Antoinette @[R9] has no issues with hiring the same grungy tatooed proles for sexual services.

"Let them eat cock!"

by Anonymousreply 1603/08/2013

Ako Rahim. Remember him...

by Anonymousreply 1703/08/2013

Tattoos are generally ugly.

More or them is even worse.

It is akin to grafitti on a public structure- does not belong there, although some of it can be interesting.

And of course to each his/her own.

The shaved, trimmed, tatted, tanned look to me is, well, gross. Fit, neat and clean works best for me.

by Anonymousreply 1803/08/2013

R19, I don't judge them, but I tend to look past them in terms of physical beauty or attraction. I offered my opinion above because it addresses the content of this thread!

by Anonymousreply 2003/08/2013

R19 must have lots of tattoos and is very defensive.

by Anonymousreply 2103/08/2013

Why would someone desecrate their body?

by Anonymousreply 2203/09/2013

I agree that it's a sign of being lower class.

by Anonymousreply 2303/09/2013

OP, because they are followers of stupid fads.

by Anonymousreply 2403/09/2013

It's a sign of emotional problems, and the desperate need for attention. It's quite pathetic, actually.

by Anonymousreply 2503/09/2013

[quote]Those faded, wrinkled, saggings tatts will be some sight when these people are sitting in a wheelchair at the nursing home.

You mean their bodies would be beautiful and people would want to look at their aged wrinkled flesh if they just didn't have the tattoos?

by Anonymousreply 2603/09/2013

[quote]A lot of Queens and up tight conservative homo's who were sexually and/or physically abused as children, which means they tend to have low self esteem. There's a proven correlation between people who judge people with tattoos and an individual's self image.

Ah, no. I wasn't abused, I just know that tattoos look like shit on people.

by Anonymousreply 2703/09/2013

They say that once you get a tattoo, you will have the urge to get many tattoos. And, so the mess begins!

by Anonymousreply 2803/09/2013

It immediately designates you as dumb and lower class.

by Anonymousreply 2903/09/2013

why would people want to permanently trash their bods?

by Anonymousreply 3003/24/2013

Agreed...At my gym there is an individual who has the most amazing body (and he works hard for it) BUT he has all these random tattoos all over his body which great diminishes the work he's done... I see this on Tumblr all the time: beautiful models with great bodies and horrible tattoos

Thanks for the thread...I have been griping about this for a week or so! LOL

by Anonymousreply 3103/24/2013

As long as they have bubble butts and big uncut cocks, I don't care what they tattoo themselves with.

by Anonymousreply 3203/24/2013

Why do so many lesbians have tattoos?

by Anonymousreply 3303/24/2013

R11, different type of commitment. A cat involves taking care of a living thing.

Personally, not liking commitments is part of why I don't have a tattoo or a pet. But I would get a tattoo before I would get a pet.

by Anonymousreply 3403/24/2013

[quote]It's a sign of emotional problems, and the desperate need for attention. It's quite pathetic, actually.

I know this one guy who I think is secretly gay, and he has tattoo's ALL over his body - his neck, chest, back, hips and on one leg. I would say 40% of his body is covered. And I've always wondered if maybe he does all this because he's in the closet and can't cope with being gay, so he does this as a distraction.

by Anonymousreply 3503/24/2013

Why do so make chefs and cooks have tats?

by Anonymousreply 3603/24/2013

Tattoos from parlour books are the worst. Copying someone else's tattoo is bad. Girls with visible tats are big time trash.

I have 1. Thought about and worked on it for years before making it permanent. Totally original, and regularly complimented during summer months, particularly by tattoo haters! The guy that did Ben Harper's arm is the same guy I collaborated with, tho mine is post-modern maori art in comparison.

There's too many horrible and uninspired tats around, at least 90% from what I see. I don't blame the backlash.

by Anonymousreply 3703/24/2013

David Beckham comes to mind. All those god awful tattoos. Ugh.

But i still definitely would.

by Anonymousreply 3803/24/2013

Oh. God, the aunties and snobs are having a high old time here. I'd never get a tattoo, because I don't care for the look, but judging people based on them is a form of insecurity.

by Anonymousreply 3903/24/2013

this one is a body builder and stripper with no tattoos. Yumm

by Anonymousreply 4003/24/2013

R9 is spot-on.

by Anonymousreply 4103/24/2013

R36, because male chefs and cooks have always been essentially low class and white trash. It is only with obese America's obscene rise in food porn that they have become somewhat respectable.

by Anonymousreply 4203/24/2013

We need more cleancut door next door buff dudes. Trashy is not hot.

by Anonymousreply 4304/26/2013

"I'm not talking about just one or two tattoos here--I'm talking about lots of them. If you want to bitch about people with one or two tattoos, please find another thread."

I'm not going to "bitch about people with one or two tattoos," but I do wonder why you make such a huge distinction between "one or two" tattoos and "lots" of tattoos. Seems weird to me. Aside from everything else, doesn't the size and prominence of the tattoos matter?

by Anonymousreply 4404/26/2013

"A lot of bodybuilders and strippers were sexually and/or physically abused as children, which means they tend to have low self esteem"

Funny how people make comments like this without having the evidence to back them up. People used to claim that strippers and prostitutes were all "sexually abused" but statistics show that they are not more likely to have been abused than anyone else. It's weird how some people will cling to sexual abuse as an explanation for everything...

by Anonymousreply 4504/26/2013

R7, R9 = Hopelessly middle class.

by Anonymousreply 4604/26/2013

"...conservative homo's who were sexually and/or physically abused..."

"I know this one guy who I think is secretly gay, and he has tattoo's ALL over his body."

People who get tattoos are pathetic, but just as pathetic -- in a different way -- are people who are too fucking stupid to know the difference between the plural and possessive forms of a word.

Holy Christ, folks! This is basic stuff any third grader should know. Really not that difficult.

And P.S., it's "whom I think," not "who I think."

by Anonymousreply 4704/26/2013

Actually, r47, in the poster's sentence, the clause that determines the case is "who is secretly gay," so he had it right.

Making the plurals of homo and tattoo with an apostrophe S is wrong, however.

by Anonymousreply 4804/26/2013

Geez, some of you old dogs never get tired of gnawing on this bone. There hardly a thread on DL where you Marys aren't having your daily Mary Meltdown about tattoos.

I have no tattoos. I'm a clean-cut professional looking guy and think a tattoo would look really out of place on me. But there are soooooo vastly many hot guys out there with tattoos, they don't bother me. If I'm just looking at the guy and don't intend to marry him, why do I care what "class" he is or if he's got tattoos? If he's hot, he's hot.

Some are bad, some detract, but the fainting spells some of you go into at the very thought or sight of tattoos is just ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 4904/26/2013

Strippers are living art and tattoos make art pop.

by Anonymousreply 5005/04/2013

r45, you don't back up your claims with research either. Most studies (both scientific and anecdotal) indicate a relationship b/t stripping and childhood sexual abuse.

by Anonymousreply 5105/04/2013

[quote]I do wonder why you make such a huge distinction between "one or two" tattoos and "lots" of tattoos. Seems weird to me.

It doesn't seem weird at all to me.

It's like the difference between people with one or two piercings versus the people with multiple piercings. The former seems pretty acceptable; the second seems extreme.

by Anonymousreply 5205/04/2013

So guys like lee priest dorian yates and rich pina are idiots the only difference between tattooed body builders and non tattooed body builders is the ones with tats dont care if your not

by Anonymousreply 5312/21/2013

Bobybuilders are into ugly...why else would they pervert their bodies the way they do?

by Anonymousreply 5412/21/2013

f

by Anonymousreply 5512/23/2013

Most strippers and bodybuilders have low self esteem so...

by Anonymousreply 5612/23/2013

hmmm

by Anonymousreply 5703/06/2015
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