Why do black people bother getting tattoos?

Created by Geno on Mar 4, 2012

173 votes

Click on an option to vote

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

First Prev
of 4
Next Last
Serious Question

Medford, NY

#78 Mar 27, 2013
Can black people get "black and blues"?

....or do they just get "blues"?

Level 8

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#79 Mar 27, 2013
African_shadows wrote:
<quoted text>
Some politicians are considering asking for chinese help in establishing nuclear energy power plants as well.
Nuclear is inferior to geothermal. Why not take advantage of nature to make steam to run turbines?

Level 8

Since: Sep 08

I See A Rainbow!

#80 Mar 27, 2013
Crazy Jae wrote:
Yeah,...I'm Black and I'm Proud,...
YEA,,, OK,,, Crazy Jae.. Tell me more..

“A perfect world..”

Level 4

Since: Nov 12

Kenya, E.Africa.

#81 Mar 27, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Nuclear is inferior to geothermal. Why not take advantage of nature to make steam to run turbines?
I agree.

Nuclear disasters are best avoided by seeking alternative power sources.

There is a geothermal power plant already in Kenya.
Check this out

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olkaria_II_Geo...

http://www.google.co.ke/search...
Tom Pappas

Los Angeles, CA

#82 Mar 27, 2013
I won't allow my negro to get tattooed.

Level 8

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#83 Mar 27, 2013
African_shadows wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree.
Nuclear disasters are best avoided by seeking alternative power sources.
There is a geothermal power plant already in Kenya.
Check this out
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olkaria_II_Geo...
http://www.google.co.ke/search...
I know there is some, but geothermal is not a big player yet in Kenya. They plan on changing that in the future. The Great Rift Valley provinces an excellent opportunity for cheap clean energy, in much the same way as Iceland has taken advantage of geo-thermal sources of energy. The start up costs are high, but once you get past that you have an endless supply of almost free energy.

“Lets redistribute the wealth!”

Level 2

Since: Nov 08

Where's my check?

#84 Mar 27, 2013
A better question is 'why do they have to pay for the tattoos?' Isn't that something the government should pay for to boost the peoples self esteem?

Level 8

Since: Sep 08

I See A Rainbow!

#85 Mar 27, 2013
African_shadows wrote:
<quoted text>
Dumba$$ racist!
Hi African Shadows,, How have you been?? Sorry all the clueless ones giving you Problems.... I am here.. Back where I belong...Had a Break.. Just what I needed...I am Rejuvenated... Good Deal!!! Take care,Friend..

“A perfect world..”

Level 4

Since: Nov 12

Kenya, E.Africa.

#86 Mar 27, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
I know there is some, but geothermal is not a big player yet in Kenya. They plan on changing that in the future. The Great Rift Valley provinces an excellent opportunity for cheap clean energy, in much the same way as Iceland has taken advantage of geo-thermal sources of energy. The start up costs are high, but once you get past that you have an endless supply of almost free energy.
very true sir. I agree.

“A perfect world..”

Level 4

Since: Nov 12

Kenya, E.Africa.

#87 Mar 27, 2013
Lifelover wrote:
<quoted text>Hi African Shadows,, How have you been?? Sorry all the clueless ones giving you Problems.... I am here.. Back where I belong...Had a Break.. Just what I needed...I am Rejuvenated... Good Deal!!! Take care,Friend..
Hello lovely miss LL!

Have a good one as well :)

Level 8

Since: Sep 08

I See A Rainbow!

#88 Mar 27, 2013
African_shadows wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello lovely miss LL!
Have a good one as well :)
Yes,, Its very nice to see you over here.. I also have a Facebook acct....... Soo Black and White.. Reminds me of a Nascar Flag!!

“A perfect world..”

Level 4

Since: Nov 12

Kenya, E.Africa.

#89 Mar 28, 2013
Lifelover wrote:
<quoted text> Yes,, Its very nice to see you over here.. I also have a Facebook acct....... Soo Black and White.. Reminds me of a Nascar Flag!!
I like your profile picture..

Sexy.
Marley Money

Medford, NY

#90 Mar 28, 2013
African_shadows wrote:
<quoted text>
I like your profile picture..
Sexy.
Thank you.

Maybe you and I can meet in the Dominican Republic?

“A perfect world..”

Level 4

Since: Nov 12

Kenya, E.Africa.

#91 Mar 28, 2013
Marley Money wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you.
Maybe you and I can meet in the Dominican Republic?
But my mummy told me not to speak to strangers :)

“I know where you are,”

Level 8

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#92 Mar 28, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>The start up costs are high, but once you get past that you have an endless supply of almost free energy.
Kenya can't even afford to feed all their people - now you want them to build a geothermal energy plant? Well, I guess - we already loan them $687.7 million annually - what's another $100 million for a couple of new power plants, right?

"Since mid-July 2011, a severe drought has been affecting the entire East Africa region. Said to be "the worst in 60 years", the drought has caused a severe food crisis across Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya that threatens the livelihood of 9.5 million people. Many refugees from southern Somalia have fled to neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia, where crowded, unsanitary conditions together with severe malnutrition have led to a large number of deaths."

Btw - although your statement is correct about high start up costs, geothermal energy is not cheap (as compared to gas). The source is indeed free - as is hydroelectric power. However, the high maintenance cost of steam erosion to components and sub-systems are higher when compared to a gas turbine and generator.

Level 8

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#93 Mar 28, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
Kenya can't even afford to feed all their people - now you want them to build a geothermal energy plant? Well, I guess - we already loan them $687.7 million annually - what's another $100 million for a couple of new power plants, right?
"Since mid-July 2011, a severe drought has been affecting the entire East Africa region. Said to be "the worst in 60 years", the drought has caused a severe food crisis across Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya that threatens the livelihood of 9.5 million people. Many refugees from southern Somalia have fled to neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia, where crowded, unsanitary conditions together with severe malnutrition have led to a large number of deaths."
Btw - although your statement is correct about high start up costs, geothermal energy is not cheap (as compared to gas). The source is indeed free - as is hydroelectric power. However, the high maintenance cost of steam erosion to components and sub-systems are higher when compared to a gas turbine and generator.
They already have geo-thermal energy plants. It's a matter of scale.

If you think small, you are bound to stay small. Many of these countries need to improve infrastructure before they will ever have prosperity. Just providing food to folks doesn't make folks prosperous or provide them with opportunities to improve their livelihood. I liken it to just warehousing people and paying for them to eat, shyte, breath, and sleep. While people shouldn't be allowed to starve, if that's all you do is feed them you really aren't addressing the underlying causes for poverty and all that accompanies it (that's basically the democrat mentality of just handing folks money, food, housing, or whatever, which I don't see as being that helpful at all ... it does nothing to address the underlying cause for why they can't care for themselves ... it simply transfers the costs of doing so onto other people ... it's really should not be the main thrust). It's the difference between giving a man a fish, which will feed him for one day, and teaching him how to fish, which will feed him for life.

Geo-thermal is soooo much cheaper than gas to produce per kWh:

http://www.rcec.coop/content/energy-cost-comp...
Mandywil

Saint Marys, OH

#94 Jun 2, 2014
Crazy Jay wrote:
They just want to fit in with the crowd plus probably it's a gang-related deal...
just ran Into this comment. You are so ridiculous. My husband is an artist at a legit shop and every race gets tattoos because they love them and want to express there interests like everyone else. Gang related? You are almost as intelligent as Donald sterling.
anon

Kalamazoo, MI

#95 Aug 31, 2014
Hung Gary wrote:
Hey, maybe that's what Michael Jackson did!!!! Maybe he tattooed his whole body a lighter color!!! He was just expressing himself tattoo-wise!!!!
You're hilarious. Ya know, considering he actually had vitiligo...

“I call it as I see it.”

Level 8

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#96 Aug 31, 2014
Uh Clem wrote:
What I can't figure is why ANYONE bothers to get a tattoo.
We don't agree often, but I certainly agree with you here.

Level 5

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#97 Aug 31, 2014
I don't know why! Why???

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 4
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Weird Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
El's Kitchen (Feb '09) 3 min Wolftracks 38,545
Lets Discuss Men (Dec '13) 7 min _FLATLINE-------- 787
Things you say while driving (Mar '14) 9 min modhippie1 586
What are you thinking about now? (Jun '10) 15 min -Lea- 28,796
Word Association 2 (Sep '13) 16 min Jennifer Renee 8,875
You can't name your kid 'Nutella' in France 26 min Wolftracks 9
1000 lashes for blogging 38 min Dr Wu 19
What song are you listening to right now? (Apr '08) 1 hr Naturally Wired 155,451
Why do YOU get on Topix? 1 hr Chilli J 44
More from around the web