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.
The Loom | Discover Magazine
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Drugs are bad, prohibition is worse
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.
Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice....shame on me.
I don't mind tattoos until they start looking like prison tats (spider webs, gang tattoos) or idiotic things on their neck or face.
Originally Posted by Jerry
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??"
But, you know. Now I know how my dad felt.
Whatever we do when we're young, our kids pay us back in spades.
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.
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.