posted on May, 3 2007 @ 01:49 PM
Hoo boy, how times change.
I probably have one of the more irrelevant opinions about this because I'm no doubt a lot older than most of you.
When I was a kid, the only people that were tattooed were ex-servicemen, who normally got tats overseas during a drunken weekend on leave. And
carnys. You know, those dentally challenged types that run the tilt-a-whirl at the weekend carnival in the shopping center parking lot.
Back then, tattooing wasn't even legal in my state. Although there were some "outlaw" tattoo artists that would show up at motorcycle events
around the state. At those gigs, the police were paying a lot more attention to things other than tattooing.
So it became associated with bikers, then rock stars. It was a symbol of non-conformity, so naturally everyone had to have one.
Nowadays, they're a lot more mainstream. Personally, I'm not a fan. Rode Harleys for a long time, but never felt motivated for any skin art.
I probably wouldn't have not dated a woman just because she had a tattoo, but it wouldn't have been an inducement.
Me + the Wife = no tats.