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Concerned Teen

Zanesville, OH

#1 Jun 15, 2008
Hello all. Just been doing some research and wanted an opinion from a vast majority of people as i have my own opinion which will be stated later. How do you all feel about tattoos in modern society? Why is it that most everyone I have spoke to relates tattoos to dirty trashy people? And how many of those people trash talking it have one themselves but have it hidden so they can talk down about everyone else?
Jenny Craig

Wooster, OH

#2 Jun 15, 2008
Concerned Teen wrote:
Hello all. Just been doing some research and wanted an opinion from a vast majority of people as i have my own opinion which will be stated later. How do you all feel about tattoos in modern society? Why is it that most everyone I have spoke to relates tattoos to dirty trashy people? And how many of those people trash talking it have one themselves but have it hidden so they can talk down about everyone else?
I once had a tatoo on my shoulder, it is now parallel with my belly button. It is still pretty cute, NO ONE wants to see it.
NON INDIGENT

United States

#3 Jun 15, 2008
I personally like tattoos, but they don't always look good when they are done by someone's friend during a night of heavy drinking.

Unfortunately, many businesses do not allow tattoos if their employee is greeting the public. Family Video, here in town, has/had such a policy. I saw a lady a couple years back with a large bandage on her shoulder. I asked her about it, and she said she had a tatto, and it had to be covered.

Personally, I would rather see a tattoo than a bandage. It's the same with facial piercings. I would rather see a piercing than the mystery bandage where "God only knows" what is residing beneath it.

Just an opinion.
Image

Mount Victory, OH

#4 Jun 15, 2008
Tattoos are great on young people. I see middle age men with tattoos with the names of the x wife and I wonder how the current wife feels.
One tattoo does not bother me. I have a young friend that has one that is very tastefully done on her shoulder. I do not like to see people covered with them. Just my opinion.
Nutcracker

Asheville, NC

#5 Jun 15, 2008
I agree with NON INDIGENT about the piercings, I don't particularily appreciate the nose and lip rings, but we have to realize that freedom of expression exists and many things could be much worse.
hOTHEAD uGLY

Mansfield, OH

#6 Jun 15, 2008
I have seven tattoos. I have one on my forearm that I regret putting there. If you get one, make sure it is on a part of your body that can be covered with clothing. I would wait till you are you a little older because you may not like something in 5 years that you like now.
Concerned Teen

Zanesville, OH

#7 Jun 15, 2008
well i am getting one on my back its a rather large one but it will be done on my back and no one will be able to see it. i am also looking into getting my soon to be wifes name tattooed in place of a wedding band as is she with my name...we are going to buy real bands but both of are professions will not allow us to have regular wedding bands on...i know many people will tell me to go against that due to the large possiblity of marriages not lasting and whatnot...but i know this will last and if it doesnt then it will be removed.
Just wondering

Rockbridge, OH

#8 Jun 15, 2008
Speaking of piercings...How about those BIG holes that people are putting in their ear lobes? I am talking about the one where you can see daylight on the other side..In my opnion, that is taking things to extreme...
Concerned Teen

Zanesville, OH

#9 Jun 15, 2008
absolutly that is taking things to an extreme. But america was founded on simple freedoms to do as you please as long as it doesnt effect what others do. and quite frankly tattoos and piercings are just what some people like to do. my tattoo is for my deceased grandfather, a man who raised me and taught me good values. its a symbol of my love and respect for him, a symbol that no matter what cannot be taken from me. i hold that to a high degree. as for those piercings, sure to most people they may seem ugly and disturbing but those piercings are a way for some people to do what they want and not get in trouble for it. im fairly new to this forum but i have read through and posted many things on these and i have come to realize that most peoples complaints have no real backing to them. i understand your opinion and take it in to consideration but i feel that self expression while not always the most attractive is the best form of expression, because it leaves no one hurt or upset.
Lori Legge

Mount Gilead, OH

#10 Jun 17, 2008
Concerned Teen,

"but i know this will last and if it doesnt then it will be removed."

I hate to tell you this, but, you contradicted yourself. You just gave yourself an "out." Buy the rings. They're easier and cheaper to remove than a tat.

“I still have my shooter.”

Since: Jun 08

Bellefontaine

#11 Jun 17, 2008
I'm just curious what "profession" doesn't allow you to wear a wedding band but a tattoo on your ring finger is appropriate? as with the above listed "coverings" get the rings, cover it with a bandaid, or take it off while at work and replace it after you wash up to head home at the end of your work day.
like tats

Mount Vernon, OH

#12 Jun 18, 2008
Some machine shops and places where there is a distinct possibility the person can catch the band in or on machines won't let people wear any kind of rings. My husband can't wear any of his rings because he handles equipment all day that could rip his fingers off if they got caught. Rather see his hands in one piece.
Yeah Right

Urbana, OH

#13 Jun 18, 2008
I knew I was getting old when I was shocked that my daughter, who graduated from college at 20 and is supposedly a smart woman, came to visit with a large tattoo on her lower back. It's some asian symbol which I reminded her could say anything since she had to take some tattoo-ist's word for what it meant. I've come to accept it; I just still hope she's not offending some asian-speaking people who may see it whenever she bends over!
The large-hole-in-the-earlobe thing still creeps me out when I see it. I admit I don't understand the whole body piercing fad beyond earrings (OK, I'm getting used to belly button rings).
The taboo against tatoos is an age thing; when I was young (I'm early 50's) only sailors or unsavory people had tattoos.
Image

Mount Victory, OH

#14 Jun 18, 2008
like tats wrote:
Some machine shops and places where there is a distinct possibility the person can catch the band in or on machines won't let people wear any kind of rings. My husband can't wear any of his rings because he handles equipment all day that could rip his fingers off if they got caught. Rather see his hands in one piece.
My husband works in commnications is not allowed to wear his rings.
Yeah Right

Urbana, OH

#15 Jun 18, 2008
My husband was "branded" by his wedding ring when he touched a battery terminal while working on a car years ago...it was too hot for him to get off his finger and he had a large blister for a long time. I no longer mind that he doesn't wear a wedding ring - I value his fingers, and he doesn't need a ring to remind him he's married.
like tats wrote:
Some machine shops and places where there is a distinct possibility the person can catch the band in or on machines won't let people wear any kind of rings. My husband can't wear any of his rings because he handles equipment all day that could rip his fingers off if they got caught. Rather see his hands in one piece.
sheepdog lover

United States

#16 Jun 23, 2008
Concerned Teen wrote:
well i am getting one on my back its a rather large one but it will be done on my back and no one will be able to see it.
Concerned Teen

Even tho your tat on your back could be hidden, I strongly suggest you go for a smaller one say on your ankle or something before you take the plunge on a big tatto you have to live with the rest of your life. My 2 cents.
Mee

Marysville, OH

#17 Jun 23, 2008
Since on the subject of body piercings I do have a question that someone may be able to answer. When you have a pierced nose and get a terrible cold, what happens when you blow your nose? Does one resemble Moby Dick? Does it blow snot bubbles? I don't have any tattoos or piercings but I met a girl once who had her whole left arm tattooed, called it a sleeve. She had every dog tattooed on her arm that she had ever owned. There were 5. Honestly, the artwork was phenomenal.

“I still have my shooter.”

Since: Jun 08

Bellefontaine

#18 Jun 23, 2008
Mee wrote:
Since on the subject of body piercings I do have a question that someone may be able to answer. When you have a pierced nose and get a terrible cold, what happens when you blow your nose? Does one resemble Moby Dick? Does it blow snot bubbles?.
My boys wanted their ears pierced. I didn't think it was a great thing, but I payed to have it done,because it was better then them doing it themselves. They were all like well what if I get my eyebrow pierced or my nose. I was game for either but my thought about the nose was the same thing. What happens if you get a nasty sinus infection and you go to blow your nose. You are bound to shoot snot out the little hole, I mean the nose "bone" is just a little metal stud with no back on it. Enough pressure and that little nose ring could become a projectile.

“I still have my shooter.”

Since: Jun 08

Bellefontaine

#19 Jun 23, 2008
I need to correct myself I "wasn't" game for either.
Dr Pepper

Columbus, OH

#20 Jun 24, 2008
justdamomma wrote:
I need to correct myself I "wasn't" game for either.
Why don't you grow a pair and tell them no?

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