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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

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    Tattoos don't really change my opinion of someone's IQ. Though I do find them sexy, depending on the tat.
    Ummm...I have a tattoo.

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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

    I became entranced with the link where I found the tattoo pictured above (no not sweet pee). There is page after page of "apparent IQ" boosting ink there, some of which are really, really cool actually.

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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Since I and everybody else I know has tattoos, it doesn't really change my impression of a person.
    What kind of tattoo and where- if I'm going to make a snap judgment about somebody, it would be based on that.
    When I meet somebody my age who has no tattoos, I'm mildly curious about how they managed to be a teen and a 20-something in the 1990s and emerged completely un-inked.
    I figure they have an interesting story to tell- very different than mine, and therefore of interest to me.
    It's amazing I don't, constant temptation back then. I doodle tatoos all the time though, been doing that for like forever.

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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

    I'm biased, but that's because I have several myself. Most people when they discover I have them, are surprised. I am a professional person and it's been my experience that people really judge someone by their 'cover'.

    I've heard everything to tattooed people are 'trash' and/or only have tattoos for attention. Which never has made much sense to me because a lot of people I know have tattoos that aren't easily visible. It's a very personal choice to tattoo your body and unfortunately, people have negative perceptions about those with tattoos.

    For the record, I do not have the 'tramp stamp' variety of tattoos.. which it seems is what most people think women have - and I'm not sure why that is.
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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

    I don't mind tattoos until they start looking like prison tats (spider webs, gang tattoos) or idiotic things on their neck or face.
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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    I'm biased, but that's because I have several myself. Most people when they discover I have them, are surprised. I am a professional person and it's been my experience that people really judge someone by their 'cover'.

    I've heard everything to tattooed people are 'trash' and/or only have tattoos for attention. Which never has made much sense to me because a lot of people I know have tattoos that aren't easily visible. It's a very personal choice to tattoo your body and unfortunately, people have negative perceptions about those with tattoos.

    For the record, I do not have the 'tramp stamp' variety of tattoos.. which it seems is what most people think women have - and I'm not sure why that is.
    If by "tramp stamp", you mean lower back, that's what I've got.
    Lower back and left shoulder.
    In my family, I'm the conservative one.
    My husband has a lot more tattoos- half-sleeve on one arm, lower back, right shoulder, side/belly, and my ex-husband is a walking freakshow. Full sleeves, tattoos all up his neck.
    My sons are following in dad's footsteps; for an open-minded person, I'm finding this amazingly hard to take.
    They're defacing my masterpieces.
    Every new tattoo is like another door slamming shut.
    When they went below the elbows, it was like, "Do you realize you'll never be able to work a professional job now, EVER? Unless you wear long sleeves every goddamned day and this is Texas where the weather is over 90 degrees for half the year so how the hell you gonna do that??"

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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

    I was actually told that getting a tattoo would make me a mindless follower of trends today, because everyone has ink. Funny how times change like that.

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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

    Quote Originally Posted by Patria Antiqua View Post
    I was actually told that getting a tattoo would make me a mindless follower of trends today, because everyone has ink. Funny how times change like that.
    I don't see how it could be cool to young people anymore, when so many middle-aged dweebs have them.

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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I don't see how it could be cool to young people anymore, when so many middle-aged dweebs have them.
    I'm not one one those people who feels the need to go out of my way to be "unique," so I don't mind old people having tattoos at the same time I have a tattoo.

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    Re: Correlation between tattoos and IQ

    Quote Originally Posted by Patria Antiqua View Post
    I'm not one one those people who feels the need to go out of my way to be "unique," so I don't mind old people having tattoos at the same time I have a tattoo.
    No, kids these days don't seem to mind. Tattoos are still pretty popular.
    It's just odd they'd want something their parents have, or at least people their parents' age.
    Sort of defeats the purpose of rebellion.

    My dad was a hippie. He doesn't like tattoos at all.
    He says when he was young, only soldiers, sailors, and convicts had tattoos.

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