posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 07:22 PM
Originally posted by Afterthought
Look at me! Look at me!
How? You don't even have an avatar!
Just to continue a bit, a post below yours says people who have all these tats have money, so they're not worried about it and actually know what
they are doing. I don't really think so myself. I've known a couple of people who have excessively disfigured themselves. They weren't at all rich;
they were troubled people who had psychological problems. I'm not making fun of them. They really did by virtue of stuff happening to them that was
not at all cool. One will keep her job (Actually, I saved it for her on an unrelated issue) and the other will never get a good one.
The problem is that when people choose to say, "Look at me! Look at me!" and do so permanently, they cement their socio-economic status to the point
they can't move. They close off paths they could have taken. In other words, the more versatile you are, the more choices that are open to you, not
only in gainful employment, but also in mates and other people who could prove useful to you.
Now you can say you're protesting The Man and corrupt society and all that, and I appreciate the sentiment. I was 20 once, too. Fortunately, I could
cut my hair. These guys cannot. If you drop the act and begin to look at society as a great savannah of ungulates with youreself as the predator, it
behooves you to maintain a stealth mode of some sort. Lions aren't bright pink. I used to have a lilac point siamese. She had a very bright, white
body. She would go over to the bird bath and sit there as if a bird was going to fall into her mouth. Not exactly well camouflaged, no birds would go
near her and as far as I know whe never caught any. We made a lot of fun of her.
I understand these people may be "making a statement," but they've also pretty well condemned themselves to a carnival side-show existence. They
can certainly trod their own path, but the choices of which path to take have become very, very limited. Ladies, would you care to mate with the
gentleman I posted above? How about have him represent you in court? Be your physician? Your kid's teacher?
P.S. I have tats myself. I once hosted a web server with tat pictures of librarians who have taken the plunge--in a tasteful manner.