I may be old fashioned, but personally I have never liked them. I am not one for doing anything like that which is so permanent. Sure, when you are in your teens and twenties it might be cool .. it's body art .. it's what people do to fit in with others of the same interest ... Problem is .. it's is so permanent. How do know at 15 or 25 that you will like it or be into the same thing at 55 or 75? I know I would be mortified now at the age I am at, if I tattooed anything pertaining to what I was into when I was in my teens.
Now having a pony or a star or something small and tasteful is not the same thing as full body tattoos (especially those dark creepy evil ones) .. I am just not into anything that extreme.
I have a hard enough time picking out shoes that are fashionable and current .. A tattoo?.. Just not for me.
The reason why some people are against tattoos is because of their religion. Some religion teachings don't allow people to put tattoos. Some hate tattoos because they think they are ugly or even distasteful.
Well, I like tattoos, I have a few myself. But in general, having visible tattoos is not in your best interest. It definitely limits your ability to find work. Before I got my masters, and then doctorate I had issues finding work. It's not an issue now, but I have papers to prove that I am kinda smart.
Well for one it's a sin (if you are a believer) and also when people get to many all over they body they become labeled as being demonic and things of that nature. Society frowns on tattoos when you have them showing everywhere when seeking employment because it's not a good look according to them for their company because there is a dress code and you will be out of code. I for one has 8 tats but the are tasteful and can be hidden under clothing I'm not against them but people can go over board
...A long Time ago,I read something in the Bible about Tatoos; The text said that people were Not To Decorate their Bodies with those things...it was an Abomination before God.Anyway, I stayed away from Tats,Piercings,etc and didn't Decorate my Body and Hang Stuff on it-like a Christmas Tree....Because of that statement.Westie.
Because criminals love to cover their bodies in tatts. The worse the criminal record, the more ink he has. That doesn't mean anybody with a tatt is a criminal, but if you're a business owner, ate you gonna hire somebody that looks like a criminal? It you want tatts, get 'em where only your significan other can see 'em.
I like tattos but, I don't have any and would not want to get one, many men would not want a girl with tattoos all over her body, the first thing they think about them when they see a girl with one or a few is "hoochi mama"! Theirs a saying in spanish "If you want to write on something, write on your ass".
Unfortunately, most get their first tattoo when they are young, in a drunken state, without much thought of subsequence consequences, etc. Like anything, it needs to be planned: what it will look like, the most strategic part of the body, the challenge of keeping it up, the quality of the artist applying it. Did you know that tattoos need to be touched up every 5 yrs or so as you age? Genetics will cause your skin to change and foregoing touch ups can cause them to really look bad. If you continue and get one be sure it's in a place that can be properly covered if you go to a job interview or function that doesnot endorse them.
Tattoos have only recently become accepted as a society norm. Prior to that, tattoos were associated with negative things like criminals, gang members, social deviants. The one exception I can think of is veterans with one or two tattoos was acceptable. I agree with others, tattoos are fine but definitely only get one where it can be covered if needed for professional dress. Tattoos can be removed but it is expensive so if getting one, make sure it can be covered if need be.
I think they look disgusting. Its not attractive, needles can not be cleaned properly, and because of religion. Plus, why would you want a tattoo that would look ugly to you in the next year or two? Opinions change through the years and you'll probably look back and wish you hadnt done it.
pepper. You asked for honesty, so here is my opinion. I personally don't care one way or the other. The problem I think most people have with tattoos is association. Bikers, criminals and the less-educated have tattoos more so than the general public. Statistically, that is probably still true. For me, I am reminded of pictures of aboriginal tribes in old National Geographic magazines. I do not take my fashion cues from ancient civilizations. I change my mind too frequently to do anything permanent to myself. If people want to attract attention that way, it is their prerogative. That, to me, is why people get them. If that isn't true, why does every newly tattooed person run around showing it to everyone.