Why do black people bother getting ta...

Why do black people bother getting tattoos?

Created by Geno on Mar 4, 2012

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You can't see them

How can poor people afford them?

I'm with Rick I hate them

Bunch of jungle bunnies anyways

Overpaid in sports

Wish the Ravens would dump them all

We need more Italians in sports

This is not a racist poll just fact

I have a black friend

All of the above

US Lost

United States

#53 Feb 14, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
What I can't figure is why ANYONE bothers to get a tattoo.
Just like people walking with their pants around their knees to show their boxers, it's the coolest. Next big cool thing, designer colostomy bags.

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#54 Feb 14, 2013
I dont know and really dont care

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#55 Feb 14, 2013
Who cares why black ppl get tats, because they want them...

There are many shades of black...
Linda Bledsoe

Cincinnati, OH

#57 Feb 14, 2013
Tattoos are certainly within the legal rights of most who get them, but they are rarely more than a socially acceptable form of self-mutilation. They are the most popular amongst blacks, the impoverished, and those under age 25. They are extremely popular in professional sporting leagues that feature colored athletes, but this is because those individuals would otherwise be impoverished if not for their break in sport. For those that have little tangible (or intangible) self-worth, a tattoo can be a symbol of something that deflects attention from their own failed lives.

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Right here under my thumb

#59 Feb 14, 2013
In Samoa, the tradition of applying tattoo, or tatau, by hand has been unbroken for over two thousand years. Tools and techniques have changed little. The skill is often passed from father to son, each tattoo artist, or tufuga, learning the craft over many years of serving as his father's apprentice. A young artist-in-training often spent hours, and sometimes days, tapping designs into sand or tree bark using a special tattooing comb, or au. Honoring their tradition, Samoan tattoo artists made this tool from sharpened boar's teeth fastened together with a portion of the turtle shell and to a wooden handle.

Traditional Samoan tattooing of the pe'a, body tattoo, is an ordeal that is not lightly undergone. It takes many weeks to complete. The process is very painful and used to be a necessary prerequisite to receiving a matai title; this however is no longer the case. Tattooing was also a very costly procedure.
Krypteia

Brighton, UK

#60 Feb 14, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
In Samoa, the tradition of applying tattoo, or tatau, by hand has been unbroken for over two thousand years. Tools and techniques have changed little. The skill is often passed from father to son, each tattoo artist, or tufuga, learning the craft over many years of serving as his father's apprentice. A young artist-in-training often spent hours, and sometimes days, tapping designs into sand or tree bark using a special tattooing comb, or au. Honoring their tradition, Samoan tattoo artists made this tool from sharpened boar's teeth fastened together with a portion of the turtle shell and to a wooden handle.
Traditional Samoan tattooing of the pe'a, body tattoo, is an ordeal that is not lightly undergone. It takes many weeks to complete. The process is very painful and used to be a necessary prerequisite to receiving a matai title; this however is no longer the case. Tattooing was also a very costly procedure.
Most Polynesians around the South Pacific have them,even the ancient Celts had body coverings of woad.

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#61 Feb 14, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>Most Polynesians around the South Pacific have them,even the ancient Celts had body coverings of woad.
And let's not forget all the Jewish prisoners-of-war during World War II.

I would hardly define them as "gang members."

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#62 Feb 14, 2013
Tats are self expression, I've seen some beautiful ones, most have a specific and special meaning to those who have them regardless of what color you are..
Rambler

United States

#63 Feb 14, 2013
Uhmmmm simple answer....because they can.
Paul

New York, NY

#64 Mar 20, 2013
Linda said tattoos are a sign of low self esteem. There we have it. My next tattoo will read "Tattoos are a sign of low self esteem."
HA!!!
Da Funky ONE

Ludington, MI

#65 Mar 20, 2013
Paul wrote:
Linda said tattoos are a sign of low self esteem. There we have it. My next tattoo will read "Tattoos are a sign of low self esteem."
HA!!!
on your forehead in reverse image?
kyle

Pahrump, NV

#69 Mar 20, 2013
Lisa wrote:
<quoted text>
You're such a stupid bitch.
Yep. She is!

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#70 Mar 24, 2013
It's their FREAKIN' Choice to do WHATEVER they want to DO to their bod...

African_shadows

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#71 Mar 25, 2013
QWERTY POIUYTR wrote:
I'm still trying to understand why they can't use sidewalks.
Dumba$$ racist!

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#72 Mar 25, 2013
African_shadows wrote:
<quoted text>
Dumba$$ racist!
ummmmm what?
Marley Money

Huntington, NY

#73 Mar 25, 2013
US Lost wrote:
<quoted text>
Just like people walking with their pants around their knees to show their boxers, it's the coolest. Next big cool thing, designer colostomy bags.
I've got a leopard skin print one!!!!
It's beautiful, just like me.

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#74 Mar 25, 2013
African_shadows wrote:
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Dumba$$ racist!
Hey, AS, I heard on the radio this morning how there is a big push in Kenya to tap geo-thermal energy. Very cool.

African_shadows

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#75 Mar 27, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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Hey, AS, I heard on the radio this morning how there is a big push in Kenya to tap geo-thermal energy. Very cool.
Some politicians are considering asking for chinese help in establishing nuclear energy power plants as well.

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#76 Mar 27, 2013
I have seen beautiful Tattoos on my Soul Brothers.. Its not really even an issue.. Mind your own Business..

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Been There,Done That,Now What?

#77 Mar 27, 2013
Yeah,...I'm Black and I'm Proud,...

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