It doesn't affect my perception of their intelligence at all. But then again, I have three tats myself and planning on getting a few more.
Yes, this just SCREAMS intelligence.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully. Psalm 24
"True law is right reason in agreement with nature . . . Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature [and] will suffer the worst penalties . . ." - Cicero
Sheeple will tend to have tatooes, they tend to do the "in thing" - the same that annoys their parents the most..And I'd expect somewhat lower IQs here, as they tend not to think for themselves.
IMO, they have that "criminal" or pirate look....very foolish.
They're advertising tatoo removers, so the trend may be dying a slow death.
I don't like the way they look. Just not something I'd waste my money on.
"It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens." Woody Allen.
True; I have seen billboards around town for affordable laser tattoo removal lately.
a guy who was once reputed to be the smartest attorney in Cincinnati (First in his class at Yale, first in his class at Harvard Law) had a crossed sabers tattoo on his arm in testament to his service as a highly decorated war hero in an armored calvary unit in WWII. NOw as a kid I thought that was a neat tattoo-same with the ones my nephew received after becoming a ranger and then a green berets. Several of my friends have the Olympic rings tattoos after making various teams.
One of my buddies is a biker who is a master Harley mechanic and he has tattoos all over his arms. He's got an IQ as high as most of the lawyers I know and is among the best in his business and a tattoos fit his persona and profession
On the other hand when I see punk kids who try to look like Axl Rose it sort of screams LOSER
Depends on the person, depends on the tattoo, and depends where the tattoo is. One thing I am sick of seeing is Chinese characters on everyone, and most of them are not being used properly or they have a different meaning than the person intended. It's really lame. Funny story though... in China people get English words tattooed on themselves and you see some really funny stuff around.
As for me... I've always wanted a tattoo, but I've never been able to think of something I want so badly that it would last. My usual rule for what I want is to wait 6 months to a year and see if I still want it. If I don't, then there's no point. So far nothing has stood the test of time that I would want on my body. So far, the most promising candidates have to do with nature... the tree of life, or something along those lines.
I'm also worried about tattoos fading with time and needing touching up. Some really colourful body artworks look amazing now but in 10-20 years? I don't know.
Having tattoos 'is a sign of low self-esteem'
I have always felt this way about all but the most needed body alterations. I would add this does not apply to those in the Military. Theirs reasons are another story.
I would also say this goes for all those who fall for the latest trends in dress and hair styles as well.
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Having lots of tattoos can indicate low self-esteem. This is one of the findings of a study conducted by Marie Randle and Sue Aitken of Liverpool Hope University who will present their research today, Friday 3 April, at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference in Brighton.
Some 48 participants from the North of England were asked about their reasons for having tattoos. The style and location of their tattoos were recorded and they completed questionnaires about self-esteem.
Findings highlighted the four main motivators for getting a tattoo: rebellion, aesthetic appearance, personal or emotional significance, and group affiliation. Men were more likely to have tattoos related to their group membership (such as football teams or army regiments). However, women tended to have tattoos for rebellious or aesthetic reasons.
Last edited by Councilman; 09-20-10 at 08:48 PM.