I’ve never understood tatoos

December 16th, 2008

I have a hard enough time choosing art for my walls, generic cialis purchase let alone for my body.

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  • 1. J. Gravelle  |  December 16th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Having to pick ONE shirt that you HAVE to wear every day for the rest of your life would, for most sane people, be just awful.

    Then again, self-mutilation (artistic or otherwise) hardly speaks to one’s mental stability…

    -jjg
    DailyScoff.com

    Disclosure: My left ear is pierced twice so, to a (much tinier) degree, I suppose I’ve indicted myself in the above pejorative as well.

  • 2. The Chad  |  December 16th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Piercings can always be removed…I took mine out years ago.

    I’m ok with one or two tattoos, but the whole “body as a canvas” thing is beyond me.

  • 3. buzz  |  December 16th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Wow. I can’t say much more than that.

  • 4. BobG  |  December 16th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Not interested in body ink myself, but if someone else is that is their business. I think some of these people are really going to regret their decision in a couple of decades though; when skin ages and the body changes shape it can make some of the body art look bad.

  • 5. Zach W.  |  December 16th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    I wonder how she’ll feel about those tattoos when she’s 65. Personally, I think tattoos are a form of art, but I’m not willing to have my body decorated; I like it just the way it is.

  • 6. Dean  |  December 16th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Think how the tattoos will look when she’s 65. Oh, BobG already said that.

    My reason is simple. I hate pain.

  • 7. Chris from Racine  |  December 16th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Hey now all you male types…let me start by saying I could never do that. That said, I do have three not exactly small tatoos that each have meaning to me. I also, even waayyy back when when I decided to get them, decided to place them in places where they will not…well…change as I get older (God willing)

  • 8. GAMazy  |  December 16th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    I have tried to be open-minded with tattooes, even willing myself to think butterflies, hearts with loved ones’ names within them, statements of devotion, and fluffy kitties are cute…but alas, they repulse me.

    Tattoo all you want. Just keep it under your shirt/pants. Thanks.

    EW

  • 9. MommaBlogger  |  December 17th, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    I don’t know that I could do all of that. I worked on a small design for my back if I ever got one, with a henna-ish dragonfly and a kanji for love and my hubby’s name, but even that I’m not sure I could handle the needles. After 6 kids I’m still a wimp.

    I think I’ll stick to henna for now ;)

  • 10. grumps  |  December 17th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Back when I was newly demarried I toyed with the idea of a broken heart tattoo with a banner under it that said, “Your Name Here”

    Fortunately, tequila wears off eventually.

  • 11. Chris from Racine  |  December 17th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    @MommaBlogger – it doesn’t really feel like needles – the outline feels like someone is scratching you, and by the time they get to the color (if any), it’s pretty much numb…

  • 12. Wonder Woman  |  December 18th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Okay first, being as I was in nursing, in an retirement home, way back, – people 80 – ALL look 80, tattoos are actually a saving grace when it comes to bathing, as a great/relaxed conversation piece.

    Yeah, they fade, sag, distort with age, that is so NOT a bad thing; we fade, sag and distort with age. Tada!

    Second, it hurts a lot. It’s pretty, most definitely not a choice to take lightly. However, it is a choice.

    Third, it can become an addiction. Typically the people that I pierce either want another piercing or never again.
    It’s the adrenaline rush along side the fear, and then the “I DID IT!” feeling associated afterwards.

    Fourth, it has the potential to be dangerous with less than clean/sterile environments.

    ….
    They are kinda sexy tho, eh?

  • 13. Wonder Woman  |  December 18th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Chris from Racine – LIAR!

    It hurts, scratches as mentioned. However, more like a stick dragging through the sand…
    EVERY. LITTLE. PART. HURTS.
    Outlines, colouring in, it’s only numb if you’re under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you fly free, attentions forward to the task at hand, IT HURTS.

    Okay, I think I’m done my rant ;-)

  • 14. Chris from Racine  |  December 19th, 2008 at 8:38 am

    Wonder Woman – I was not under the influence of anything!! Yes, it stings, but IMHO, it hurt worse after the fact for a few days.
    And I have to say, you are right about them being addictive…good thing hubbie is not a fan, or I’d have far more than I do…

  • 15. Drew  |  January 7th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    She’s hot. that is all that matters! Ink or no ink. I’m sure she has a pretty cool personality, open to anything…

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