Tattoos -- body art or self-graffiti?

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PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

They are not my thing. I also believe that as soon as I get one, I will live to be 103 and it will end up 3 inches lower than where I put it. No one wants to see that. I don't mind them on other people especially is they have a meaning. If there are too many and they are running into each other, it just looks sloppy and cluttered and like the person didn't think it all through. I have a nephew that has a lot of them. My mom asked hi one day if he had it to do over again would he get them all. His answer was no. There are several he would not get.

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Some -- like the one in my picture -- are very easy on the eyes. Others are just cluttered and ugly Curiously it's a paradox in that it's a permanent fad. :)
PJ Stein
PJ Stein commented
Or to quote a Jimmy Buffet song, a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling.
Angela Anthony Profile
Angela Anthony answered

Eh....call it what you will, makes no difference to me! Either you like em or ya don't, personally, I have some, all have personal meaning to me, I don't really care what others think about them....I didn't get them for anybody but me!

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Good attitude. I was a little reluctant to ask this question because it could easily provoke some unpleasant comments. If it gets out of hand feel free to zap it with your blaster.
Angela Anthony
Angela Anthony commented
We'll see how it goes! :)
Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

I have 4 tattoos. 3 are what I consider art and the 4th has a VERY personal reason for being.

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
I also have four but they're only pin points. They were put in place to line up the laser for radiation therapy. :)
Ancient Hippy
Ancient Hippy commented
I've got that type also, in a couple different places. They're all covered by hair though.
Yin And Yang Profile
Yin And Yang answered

I am too chicken of needles. I ALMOST got one once and it was small enough so i could tap out if i wanted to. But i chickened out. My husband however has them. 

Jaimie  JT Profile
Jaimie JT answered

I was married to one of the most talented tattoo artists in the country I live in :) I loved seeing the art he created but I chose and still choose to keep my body ink free .... I have seen lots of  body art and I  appreciate and love it :) but on me would be self  graffiti . It's personal ... And if it isn't ... It's trash. That's all I have to say about that.  If I could turn back time I would have let  a batman tattoo me though :) I can't though so it's fine

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
It's an unusual talent to have. He must have been excellent. I worked with a guy who left us and went to work as a tattoo artist. He as pretty good, too.
Aldrich Ames Profile
Aldrich Ames answered

I don't really bother with them. The people who want to have tattoos can have them. Not my business. I don't want to have any.

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Aldrich Ames
Aldrich Ames commented
But I'm not strange, just a bit weird. Or satanic, if you're an extremely religious person. I'm 19 so it doesn't count....Right?
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
At 19 most normal people are a bit strange !!?
Aldrich Ames
Aldrich Ames commented
Nowadays, I don't think you can call anyone "normal". Most people my age that I know are rude, immature, listen to pop music and follow mainstream culture. I shiver even thinking about those normies. I'm not an angel either but I'm just sayin'...
Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Upon reflection, I don't every recall seeing a tattoo that I thought added anything positive to the overall presentation of someone's body.

But I am perfectly willing to classify it as a hairstyle---in the sense that it's a personal choice and none of my business.

On the other hand, I like the phrase: "Would you put a bumper sticker on a Ferrari?"

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Good bumper sticker.

In our shopping mall one time (and this is the reason for my question) I saw a very large young woman with a treble clef and a musical staff across her chest. She was one of those lucky women who have beautiful skin in spite being so large. But I couldn't help wondering whether -- if she kept putting on weight -- that staff would expand into a full symphony.
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
lol

Or drop a few octaves.
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Clever! I hadn't thought of that. :D
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered

Good and beautiful tattoos are body art I think

nazia ali Profile
nazia ali answered

it depends. If you're talking strictly graffiti, then they use different things. If you're talking tagging, then they need to be quick and use just spray paint. It has to be quick in and out

Karl Sagan Profile
Karl Sagan answered

I think that tattoo is a very good and easy way to stand out from the crowd. I love beautiful tattoos in the form of animals or dragons. Now I planned a trip to the Vegas Tattoo salon and chose a tattoo from the list of sketches. Soon I'll have the big head of an American bald eagle on my shoulder.

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