Men: Your thoughts on tattoos and women?

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posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 06:17 PM
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Originally posted by jiggerj

Originally posted by artistpoet

Originally posted by jiggerj

Originally posted by artistpoet
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Heres one for you jigger

forums.pelicanparts.com...


Now THAT would make a great tattoo! Only, I'm picturing Bozo's nose on a boob now. Oh gawd it's official, I AM a dirty old man!


jigger - why not two bozos then for symmetry
perhaps that is why Bozo is smiling
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Now let's get serious here. Two bozos would be absolutely ridiculous. I'm thinking a captain America shield on the other one.


See - You are coming around to idea of tats on women
Making suggestions too




posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 06:21 PM
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The problem with tattoos is that they are permanent additions (more or less) to your skin. As such, they can "type" you as belonging to a certain social class, especially if they are easily visible. The same is true of piercings and other alterations. A "tramp stamp" can become a liability. A small or discrete alteration probably won't hurt you, but a facial or hand tattoo could prevent you from certain kinds of work in the future. Of course, if you are a Maori from New Zealand, you can do it because everyone knows (or should know) that this is a part of your cultural tradition. But pictures of a devil on your face are not. All they show is an OCD personality.

Now I can hear the howling from here. people will say, "I am who I am and I will never betray that!" That's great. Really. Stars, flags, points, and applause for you, but you're sick and show a certain lack of forethought. Things have a way of changing, and the fact is you may not feel quite the same way at 50 as you do at 20.

When I was 20, for example, I swore I would "never wear a suit" and "never cut my hair!" because these were symbols of the establishment (a suit) and not adhering to the establishment (the hair) and I was out to make a statement, by God! As it turned out life moved on and I got older. I still resisted wearing a suit, but I was in a profession where this was more or less expected. Finally and old guy who felt sorry for me took me aside. This is what he said,

"A suit makes you equal. No one knows your cultural background when you look more or less like everyone else. You could have graduated from Harvard or Evergreen State." (a left-wing small public college in Washington State) "The whole idea is to make it so you have versatility and movement. Only your brain and your emotions can hurt you, but no one will prejudge you on how you look. If you persist, your career is going to suffer."

I had never thought of it in quite the same way before. So I relented a bit and finally, years later, cut my hair. My goodness, I've never felt such a sense of relief! I wished I had done that years ago. Life is so much less of a hassle now.

You know who else got this same lecture a long time ago? Disraeli, the British Prime Minister, who went through the same sort of thing as a young man.

When I see people who overdo it on piercings, who "grow" horns and bumps in their heads, or who have visible tattoos I really feel sorry for them. They have stuck themselves at an emotional age they can now never leave, but they WILL get older, when this sort of stuff will begin to look uglier and uglier as the years move on. If you are discrete about it, everything should be fine, but if you are ostentatious about it, you've really messed up. Good luck to you because you're going to need it.



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 06:28 PM
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Originally posted by silent thunder
Personally, I've never understood the hate.

A good tattoo can bring out a lot on a woman's body and also show something of her inner self.



Personally, I've never understood the attraction.

If a woman needs tattoos to help bring out her inner beauty, I don't want her. Besides, I thought that was what a relationship with someone was supposed to do. You both help bring out each others' good qualities. You accentuate each other in that way as well as others.

I guess I'm just not the tat type. I always look at women with tattoos on their bodies as the type that will throw you down on the bed f**k YOU. No thanks. I'm a give and take kind of guy.


Not my type. Never been there:





My Type. Lived there myself:








posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 07:42 PM
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Personally, I feel the more, the merrier. As long as the tattoos aren't too cliche or unoriginal. As long as there's a bit of story behind them, I dig them all.

The only automatic tattoo turn off for me is when the woman has little to no other tattoos but has that one single lower-back tramp stamp. Soooo tacky. (if she has tons of ink and that's just some of it, that's forgivable).

The only tattoos my wife and I have are our wedding rings but we fully encourage each to get more. Soon.



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 08:57 PM
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I am not a big fan of women with tattoos, just take away from their beauty



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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I am a women with tattoos, and they all mean something personal to me, my outside appearance shouldn't mean much to another, if you dont like them, then you dont like me, as they are what I chose to represent myself, my message, and my heart.

There has been a "fad" to tattoos, and those that get something that just seems fashionable to the times, may regret them later, but for those that did it for more personal reasons, have No Regrets


Peace, NRE.



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 09:35 PM
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I believe nobody should have tattoos, especially women. They were designed so beautifully that way, why would you slap a mark on them like that? Its like taking a perfectly done classic car, and slapping a big branding symbol on it like a cow.

Its tacky and degrades the beauty of the human body.



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 09:55 PM
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Originally posted by Seektruthalways1
Its like taking a perfectly done classic car, and slapping a big branding symbol on it like a cow.


Or... perhaps a nice paint job? I don't think there are many women out there covering themselves in cow tattoos.



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 10:05 PM
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When I see some women with so many tattoos I just think 'what a shame'. These girls with beautiful bodies with ink all over really detracts from that natural beauty. But I do agree that a small tattoo or two can look nice and artistic.

Also these days having a tattoo usually has nothing to do with art. Its more like watching X Factor or Amiercan Idol - following the herd...

OP I hope you didn't mean that porn stars are your type



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 10:23 PM
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I am a Woman. Got my one and only Tattoo at the age of 60. A very small Celtic Knot at the base of my spine. I got it for personal/spiritual reasons No one can see it...not even me.... I had a friend take a photo of it, so I can see it if I want.

Des



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 10:57 PM
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I have no problem with it.
As long she isn't totally covered in them and are tasteful.
It is her story of her life.
An expression.
Nothing wrong with that.

My wife keeps edging me on on getting a tat,but I can't commit to anything .
Maybe one day.

Des,at 60?
You wild thing you!
That is probably when I finally decide on something.



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 11:12 PM
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Originally posted by silent thunder
An illustrated woman can be a beautiful thing, IMHO. A good tattoo can bring out a lot on a woman's body and also show something of her inner self.


People don't get tattoos for others, they get them for themselves. It's a very personal thing, so what does it matter what we think about it? But since you asked, I've seen tattoos that turn my stomach, I've seen tattoos that I was ambivalent about, I've seen tattoos that were touching and I've seen tattoos that were sexy. And that's the whole polint, isn't it? To elicit an emotional response? I rode my Harley to a lunch spot today and the waitress had a sexy sleeve that I was dying to see the rest of, but the road was calling



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 11:18 PM
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Originally posted by DaTroof
Tattooing a woman's body is like spray-paint on a Ferrari. It's just trashy.



i have a lot of ink, one whole sleeve and a quarter on the other.
but it does turn me off to see beautiful women with tattoos. its like putting stickers on a les paul


strange how attraction works. one of the great mysteries of life for myself....



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 11:56 PM
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I have never seen a woman who looks better to me with a tattoo.

Also, (not everyone knows, but) taking a 'mark in the flesh' is expressly forbidden by God (Leviticus 19:28).

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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 12:09 AM
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My left arm is half sleeved and I have a large one on my upper chest. I paid good money to make sure I got quality art from well trained professional and not some scratcher because I had 50 dollars burning a hole in my pocket. Each piece is carefully selected and thought over at length because after all...they are permanent. My husband does not mind mine and in fact finds them rather attractive. Even though he is not nearly the enthusiast I am (he has one small one on his bicep) he has no issue with me adding more ink. He knows that I eventually want to sleeve both arms completely and this was discussed even in the very early stages in our relationship.

Knowing who I am he knows that I have enough pride in the work I sport that I wont get anything that would be considered "not my style" (vulgairties, trendy crap, names, words, fruit) and we have an agreement that I leave my boobs, hands and girly bits alone. I am the same person with tattoos as I am without. And as the owner of this meat suit I personally feel that I can decorate it however I want. I was never one for caring much for what others thought of me and even when my ink has been covered people have formed judgements based on other superficial things. So screw it. Even after years of having them I look at the pictures on the daily and admire them. I am an art lover...and now I get to carry some of my favorite art with me everywhere I go.

Don't like ink...fair enough...to each his own...but some of us made the choice to add pictures to our bodies and even if those choices are not agreed with they should be respected. There are enough women who feel the same about tattoos where there will be no shortage of unmarked cuties for you.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 12:10 AM
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My stance on this is simple. I find tattoos on women hot. I also am fond of piercings... Not a whole bunch of piercings, but some can be quite sexy.

Not much else I can say, I guess it really just comes down to a matter of taste. Some guys like them, some don't. Just like women and what they think of guys with tattoos. Some like it and some don't.

Personally,I love them on a woman...

On a side note, I am a guy with two tattoos and would like to get more. My ear is also pierced but I have not worn an earring in years.

So, make of that what you will.
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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 12:26 AM
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Theres a reason why it is called a form of self mutilation. No different than giving yourself scars with a knife. And then of course there is the mentallity that goes along with it. It is no wonder that I dont know of any tattoo'ed women that are married, or stay in any type of relationship for any length of time, or have just one partner in life.

But this is just my experiance on the subject. So don't be sorry you asked.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 01:21 AM
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Originally posted by NoRegretsEver

There has been a "fad" to tattoos, and those that get something that just seems fashionable to the times, may regret them later, but for those that did it for more personal reasons, have No Regrets


Peace, NRE.


Best post in this thread.That's the problem with both men and women these days,they're getting the same tattoos as everyone else.That's just lame.If you're going to get one I say make it your own.

As for the op,I don't mind tattoos on a woman if they're original.I have ten myself..A lot of women I know though go the typical butterfly and flower route.And they're usually on their chest or on their foot/ankle..so much for originality.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 01:26 AM
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Originally posted by Dcboltar
Theres a reason why it is called a form of self mutilation. No different than giving yourself scars with a knife. And then of course there is the mentallity that goes along with it. It is no wonder that I dont know of any tattoo'ed women that are married, or stay in any type of relationship for any length of time, or have just one partner in life.

But this is just my experiance on the subject. So don't be sorry you asked.


This has got to be one of the most ignorant posts I've read on here.Self mutilation?Are you serious?And what mentality goes with it? I know what you're getting at but I want to see you say it.I've face the same ignorance because I have so many.As for tattooed women not being married? My cousin has 26 and she's been happily married for years.Also,my best friends wife has quite a few too and they've been married for 5 years.Oh and my sister in law has a few too.My brothers been married to her for nearly ten years.I could go on but I think I've proven how little real world "expierience" you actually have pal.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 01:38 AM
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My thoughts are that they're usually trashy. Ironically I find the ones that are supposed to be 'tasteful' to be the most trashy and the ones that are larger/more noticeable to be beautiful at times. A rainbow star on your ankle just screams white-trash, but having something really significant, no matter how big or noticeable can be pretty cool. Its about owning it. And I'll take issue with your 'deal with it haters.' If someone permanently scars their body with art, I don't think jealousy or irrational hatred is required to find it distasteful haha.





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