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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Do you even know their names?
    Only an ignorant fool would judge someone because of some ink before getting to know them.
    I have a tattoo and I'm maintaining my 4.00 in college. . . I'm aiming for a career in Risk Management.

    You know, the old adage that you can't judge a book by it's cover? It's really true.

    There's a huge difference between a *flower* on your back and a *skull* on your face.
    Exactly and THANK YOU for saying it. The company I work for and most of my co-workers have no idea I have any tattoos. I am a professional person and conduct myself in that way. I suppose if it makes people feel better to not get to know someone because of a tattoo... that's their loss.

    I'm not sure if the same people who are harshly judging us tattooed folk are teaching their kids to 'don't judge a book by it's cover'. I'm starting to doubt it.
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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Exactly and THANK YOU for saying it. The company I work for and most of my co-workers have no idea I have any tattoos. I am a professional person and conduct myself in that way. I suppose if it makes people feel better to not get to know someone because of a tattoo... that's their loss.

    I'm not sure if the same people who are harshly judging us tattooed folk are teaching their kids to 'don't judge a book by it's cover'. I'm starting to doubt it.
    It does greatly upset me that people judge based on tattoos and appearance. I feel people should be hired or fired based on job performance and merit, not based on their piercing/ink. If when I'm a doctor I chose to start my own practice, I won't discriminate against nurses/staff who have ink. I'm a pharmacy tech now, and one of our best employees has many tattoos. She is very professional and good at what she does. Our bosses like her, and she's a cool person. In regards to the OP. An individuals IQ does not trop the second the needle meets the skin. It doesn't change someone's intelligence level, and to suggest that is highly ignorant. I personally don't have any ink (yet), but more power to those who do. It seriously sicks me off that office prudes can get jobs based on a "clean" appearance and a degree yet have snobby and atrocious work ethic. This world should be based on performance and merit, not appearance and body art. I understand if someone is not hygienic, but tattoos and piercing don't fit in that category.
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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Not to sure about that.

    Tattoos were cool when they had a specific cultural significance(family or social group) and/or when they held some specific group representation(warrior, military, etc).
    Now they've largely become lame.

    I have no interest in getting a tattoo, either way.
    They still can have a cultural significance. The ones I have do, at least.

    I would agree that there's a lot of horrible tattoos out there (the NBA is full of 'em) that have unfortunately overshadowed the good ones.

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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    In regards to the OP. An individuals IQ does not trop the second the needle meets the skin. It doesn't change someone's intelligence level, and to suggest that is highly ignorant.
    I don't think it reflects lower IQ. I do think some are poorly chosen. I posted this as a result of a conversation with another member who felt that many people did think their IQ was 60 pts lower when they find out they have a tatt. Some of the posters reflected just that position.

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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It does greatly upset me that people judge based on tattoos and appearance. I feel people should be hired or fired based on job performance and merit, not based on their piercing/ink. If when I'm a doctor I chose to start my own practice, I won't discriminate against nurses/staff who have ink. I'm a pharmacy tech now, and one of our best employees has many tattoos. She is very professional and good at what she does. Our bosses like her, and she's a cool person. In regards to the OP. An individuals IQ does not trop the second the needle meets the skin. It doesn't change someone's intelligence level, and to suggest that is highly ignorant. I personally don't have any ink (yet), but more power to those who do. It seriously sicks me off that office prudes can get jobs based on a "clean" appearance and a degree yet have snobby and atrocious work ethic. This world should be based on performance and merit, not appearance and body art. I understand if someone is not hygienic, but tattoos and piercing don't fit in that category.
    You know what's funny? I've held a number of different jobs. From EMT to government contractor to SOE management. All jobs that one might expect to have issues with tattoos. But nope. Wanna know the ONLY job I've ever held where a tattoo was an issue? ****ing waitress. I worked at a hotel in Florida and they made me cover up the tat around my ankle. We wore shorts to serve for many of our outdoor banquets, so I had to wear this tennis sweatband thing over my ankle tat, which of course drew a ****load of attention. MUCH more than my tat would have. And, of course, everyone asked me why I was wearing this silly thing around my ankle. I would pull it down and show them the tat and tell them that the people who ran the place thought they would be offended if they saw the pretty colors on my skin, so I had to keep it covered lest someone be bothered. The response, every single time, was some kind of remark on how retarded that was.

    Strangely, they never noticed the one on my hand.
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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    You know what's funny? I've held a number of different jobs. From EMT to government contractor to SOE management. All jobs that one might expect to have issues with tattoos. But nope. Wanna know the ONLY job I've ever held where a tattoo was an issue? ****ing waitress. I worked at a hotel in Florida and they made me cover up the tat around my ankle. We wore shorts to serve for many of our outdoor banquets, so I had to wear this tennis sweatband thing over my ankle tat, which of course drew a ****load of attention. MUCH more than my tat would have. And, of course, everyone asked me why I was wearing this silly thing around my ankle. I would pull it down and show them the tat and tell them that the people who ran the place thought they would be offended if they saw the pretty colors on my skin, so I had to keep it covered lest someone be bothered. The response, every single time, was some kind of remark on how retarded that was.

    Strangely, they never noticed the one on my hand.
    Lol, that's great. And I agree that the hotel was stupid for making you cover a tattoo with an ankle band. Honestly, I don't really see why anyone would have a problem with a visible tattoo (unless it was something obscene or vulgar). I do think it's hilarious that the hotel was the only one bothered by it. I think the whole taboo tattoo movement is retarded. If someone is deeply offended by ink, that's their issue.
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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    They still can have a cultural significance. The ones I have do, at least.

    I would agree that there's a lot of horrible tattoos out there (the NBA is full of 'em) that have unfortunately overshadowed the good ones.
    I'm not trying to be a dick about it.
    Cultural significance and group membership is cool.

    You go to a tattoo shop and pick one out of the book, just because it's the cool thing to do, that's probably a big mistake.
    My whole family is covered with tattoos, many of them just completely stupid.
    It makes my head hurt.
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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

    I read this thread and I keep thinking about the Sneetches.

    Now the Star-bellied Sneetches had bellies with stars.
    The Plain-bellied Sneetches had none upon thars.
    The stars weren't so big; they were really quite small.
    You would think such a thing wouldn't matter at all.
    But because they had stars, all the Star-bellied Sneetches
    would brag, "We're the best kind of Sneetch on the beaches."
    With their snoots in the air, they would sniff and they'd snort, "
    We'll have nothing to do with the plain-bellied sort."


    Who cares what decoration a person has or doesn't have?

    We're all just sneetches getting ****ed over by Sylvester McMonkey McBean.
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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

    I think a person's choice of tattoo can be an indication of intelligence. How many smart people are going to have a swastika tattoo? or the words "white trash" across the knuckles. offensive or stupid tattoos (especially when coupled with a mullet) are a good indication of low IQ.
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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

    Tattoos generally look ugly to me, but I have no association between them and intelligence.

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