Tuesday, October 27, 2015


No ink for me.
I do not have anything against tattoos, but have never seriously considered one for myself.

I actually think that there are some pretty cool tattoos and I do consider them to be a form of art. As with most arts, there are good artists and poor artists. Today's artists have more colors available to them than the artists of the past and there are plenty of safe places to go to have the work done.

I also think that it is interesting  to know the stories behind the tattoos that people have. Sometimes I do see tats and wonder how the owners will feel about them years down the road. Tattoo regret has birthed the new art of tattoo removal.

I think that it is weird that so many people have preconceived ideas of the lives of tattoo owners. Perhaps there was once a time when the stereotype fit a great majority of tattoo owners, but no longer.
There are many older people that are getting first tattoos. There are both men and women that have them. There are people that have very small tattoos and people that are covered in ink. There are professionals and blue collar workers, hipsters and rednecks. You are just as likely to see tattoos in church as you are in a bar. Some tattoos are meant for everyone to see. Some are very intimate.

And today there are even cosmetic tattoos -- eye liner, eye brows, mascara, lip color, even tattooed nipples for those that have had breast removal and reconstruction.

As with most things in life, it is a matter of personal preference.

John <><


Duckbutt said...

No ink with me either.

Bilbo said...

I'm with you!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I'm not into tattoos also. They release too many stereotypes in people.

Mike said...

No tattoos here either.