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2010-11-01 09:16:03 AM
Technically, a 29-year old is the end of GenX; GenY is considered to start in 1982.
 
2010-11-01 09:22:45 AM
What do the people who get tattoos on their neck, face, and hands say?

I can't get a job.
 
2010-11-01 09:39:31 AM
abb3w: Technically, a 29-year old is the end of GenX; GenY is considered to start in 1982.

In Australia the generations run backward, just like the water down the drain.
 
2010-11-01 09:41:44 AM
I'd like to see if she is still smiling about 5 years from now with that crap all over her body.
 
2010-11-01 09:43:27 AM
TATTOO THREAD
 
2010-11-01 09:43:34 AM
So I'm the oddball for having no tats. That's fine.
 
2010-11-01 09:45:06 AM
I Ink, therefore I am

As opposed to two threads down: "I stink, therefore I am".
 
2010-11-01 09:45:07 AM
picture.funnycorner.net
 
2010-11-01 09:45:21 AM
Gen x er I guess... yes I have ink.
 
2010-11-01 09:46:51 AM
benlonghair: So I'm the oddball for having no tats. That's fine.

I've got "War" tattooed on one fist, "Peace" tattooed on the other, and "The Brothers Karamazov" tattooed down me spine.
 
2010-11-01 09:47:58 AM
therealpope: I'd like to see if she is still smiling about 5 years from now with that crap all over her body.

the rest of your life is a very long time, and the only way to actually remove a tattoo is a skin graft. laser tattoo removal doesn't actually remove a tattoo.

but hey, looks good on YOU though...
 
2010-11-01 09:47:59 AM
Just making sure someone posted MR. COOL ICE. Carry on.
 
2010-11-01 09:48:06 AM
i4.photobucket.com
 
2010-11-01 09:49:27 AM
www.hahahaimontheinternet.com
 
2010-11-01 09:54:12 AM
Flow chart is wrong. Have my wife's name tattooed on my arm (along with mine). That tattoo is old enough to vote in this election. Even if by some odd occurrence my wife and I should split up, I doubt I'd regret having it. It would just be a nostalgic reminder of better times.
 
2010-11-01 09:55:40 AM
Stupid tag busy getting a flaming head tattooed on it's chest.
 
2010-11-01 09:57:59 AM
I disagree with the chart's placement of forearm tattoos as a job preventer. In a lot of industries, and in growing numbers, that's okay. Otherwise the assesments are pretty close.

/has tattoos in the "socially acceptable" zone
//will branch out eventually
 
2010-11-01 09:58:02 AM
Reading the list of "What Girls Want" made me slightly horrified since it just sounded so immature. Why the feet though? It's not like people compliment feet everyday but then again I'm biased. I think feet tatoos look tacky and stupid.

/will never get a tatoo
//get off my (parents') lawn
 
2010-11-01 09:58:52 AM
I got mine after a really scary low point in my life as a reminder that no matter how bad it gets, I will find a way out. It's small and easily covered by clothing. I love it.
 
2010-11-01 09:59:28 AM
This makes me feel better about the flash tramp-stamp I got when I was 17?

No, it doesn't. Nothing can kill that shame. For the record, though, buying me a drink will totally work.
 
2010-11-01 10:02:03 AM
I got my first tattoo this weekend, and I love it.
 
2010-11-01 10:02:24 AM
I gave up trying to figure out if I am Gen X or Gen Y..

Considering that I have yet to go to College.
I never went into a job expecting to be hired as the CEO.
I have no issue with Manual Labor jobs.
I try to not live above my means
and I am not a whining snivel idiot with an entitlement mentality, I dont know if I fit either one anyways.
 
2010-11-01 10:04:18 AM
www.joe-ks.com
 
2010-11-01 10:04:26 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com

Not sure what the hip name is for tattoos in this location, but when I see them I just know the chick has worked as a bartender, has a coke habit and has been with dozens of nameless dudes.
 
2010-11-01 10:04:41 AM
Advice for you: do not, under any circumstances, get a tattoo.

Thanks for listening!
 
2010-11-01 10:05:08 AM
dittybopper: Flow chart is wrong. Have my wife's name tattooed on my arm (along with mine). That tattoo is old enough to vote in this election. Even if by some odd occurrence my wife and I should split up, I doubt I'd regret having it. It would just be a nostalgic reminder of better times.

when over half of all marriages end in divorce, it's really not that odd of an occurrence. also, the future wife might not appreciate the previous wife's name tattooed on your arm. the rest of your life is a long time, and none of use knows what the future holds.
 
2010-11-01 10:08:52 AM
LasersHurt: I disagree with the chart's placement of forearm tattoos as a job preventer. In a lot of industries, and in growing numbers, that's okay. Otherwise the assesments are pretty close.

/has tattoos in the "socially acceptable" zone
//will branch out eventually


I have a full sleeve and pay a shiat ton of taxes.
Ink seems to be pretty accepted in the web dev/design industry, as long as you know what you are doing people couldn't care less what you have on your body.
 
2010-11-01 10:12:54 AM
PYROY: Not sure what the hip name is for tattoos in this location

Tit Tat?
 
2010-11-01 10:13:32 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-11-01 10:15:07 AM
Please enjoy this related article which also features tattooed Gen Y's from Australia.

http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hack/stories/s3052336.htm
 
2010-11-01 10:22:10 AM
poopsok: as long as you know what you are doing people couldn't care less what you have on your body.

Your comment belongs in every post in this thread. Also:

LasersHurt:

Especially on your neck, eyelids and the tops of your feet.
 
2010-11-01 10:23:23 AM
I was talking to my friend the other day about how tattoos are so ubiquitous amongst our age group (we are 24). We were hanging out at the pool and just about every damn person had a tattoo. Some big and bright and some small and subtle.

I get the love for tattoos and some are pretty awesome but WTF are these girls gonna look like in 30 years when their huge tattoo that runs down the side of their ribs starts to sag along with their tits?
 
2010-11-01 10:24:48 AM
I don't like sleeve tattoos personally, but to each their own. I work in an environment where any tattoos being showed is a huge no-no. One guy showed up to the interview in a short-sleeve polo and you could see his sleeve tattoos and neck tattoos. He was asked whether he would be opposed to covering them and he said "I thought this was for an IT department. What IT department on the planet has a problem with tattoos." Uh...ours and the last two I worked at.

I have three tattoos and I don't think anyone at work even knows I have them. Easily covered (except in every formal dress I own).
 
2010-11-01 10:26:09 AM
Spuddy345: Advice for you: do not, under any circumstances, get a tattoo.

Yep. Tattoos: a permanent reminder of a temporary infatuation.
 
2010-11-01 10:28:18 AM
WienerButt:
I get the love for tattoos and some are pretty awesome but WTF are these girls gonna look like in 30 years when their huge tattoo that runs down the side of their ribs starts to sag along with their tits?


Your mom?


/jk, but you left that way to open
 
2010-11-01 10:29:34 AM
gretzkyscores: Yep. Tattoos: a permanent reminder of a temporary infatuation.

Just like children
 
2010-11-01 10:29:51 AM
I plan to get a tattoo of myself, but bigger.
 
2010-11-01 10:33:15 AM
PYROY: Not sure what the hip name is for tattoos in this location, but when I see them I just know the chick has worked as a bartender, has a coke habit and has been with dozens of nameless dudes.

One out of three's not bad. I worked as a bartender through the beginning of college, but I didn't have the tattoo then. Never done drugs, only have had two boyfriends. I even know both of their names!

Stereotyping is fun!

I know I know, don't feed the trolls...

But in all seriousness this is one farking retarded article.

Furthermore, of course you cover up tattoos for a job interview! You comb your hair, put on more make up than usual and wear nice clothes too. It's a show of how responsible you are.
 
2010-11-01 10:36:41 AM
Tattoos are a big no-no at my work. Not surprisingly though, a lot of chicks have tramp stamps.

Who the hell would go to an interview showing their tattoos? That's as bad as the lady who came in recently with her farking kid.

/economy sucks but..
//c'mon man!
 
2010-11-01 10:39:23 AM
Tattoo removal will be booming in 20 years. I see lots of really cute chicks at the gym with new tats, some big. On their shoulders, calves, back of the neck, and what have you. The tramp stamp tats seem to be ever so slightly less popular with the new girls getting them.

Now, mind you, some of these tats I think are cute on girls, when they stay small. You start getting huge ones on your legs and thighs, your hands, forearms...you're starting to make yourself look like "one of those" people. "One of those" meaning different things to different people, so don't take that as any specific statement.

I think some people go way overboard with multiple tats way too fast, without really thinking it over. They radically overhaul their self image in a period of months or a year or two, then experience a kind of culture shock about the whole thing. Also, they're just becoming cliched as fark now. It used to be something military guys and gang members did. My grandmother begged my dad not to get any tattoos when he was in the Navy in the late 60's and early 70's (and he didn't!) Now every other shiatstain 23 year old has one. Way to be unique.

Also, you've got the proliferation of "novelty" tattoos now. It used to be that your tattoos meant something. Or, at the very least, they were skillfully done art. Now you've got people getting tattoos of characters of their favorite television shows, or snarky one-liner jokes. I hate to break it to you, but that huge tattoo of Dwight from The Office on your back might be funny at the bar for another year or two, but in 20 years, no one is going to remember that shiat, and you're going to look like a farking retard. Don't get tattoos of stupid shiat from television shows, or characters from movies.

In conclusion, tattoos are fine, but when you start inking yourself to high heaven and complain about how people perceive you, tough luck. The world isn't fair or nice.
 
2010-11-01 10:45:42 AM
hailin: I don't like sleeve tattoos personally, but to each their own. I work in an environment where any tattoos being showed is a huge no-no. One guy showed up to the interview in a short-sleeve polo and you could see his sleeve tattoos and neck tattoos. He was asked whether he would be opposed to covering them and he said "I thought this was for an IT department. What IT department on the planet has a problem with tattoos." Uh...ours and the last two I worked at.

I have three tattoos and I don't think anyone at work even knows I have them. Easily covered (except in every formal dress I own).


I have worked in a variety of different fields doing IT work, none have ever had any issue with tattoo's as long as they werent offensive in the first place (foul language, nudity, etc). Precluding employment based on non offensive ink is silly. I can understand facial ink/piercings being a dealbreaker, but my forearm having some ink on it is not really likely to cause Bernice down the hall to have a coronary.
 
2010-11-01 10:46:20 AM
WienerButt:
I get the love for tattoos and some are pretty awesome but WTF are these girls gonna look like in 30 years when their huge tattoo that runs down the side of their ribs starts to sag along with their tits?


Are they going to look any better without the tattoo?
 
2010-11-01 10:48:30 AM
WienerButt: I was talking to my friend the other day about how tattoos are so ubiquitous amongst our age group (we are 24). We were hanging out at the pool and just about every damn person had a tattoo. Some big and bright and some small and subtle.

I get the love for tattoos and some are pretty awesome but WTF are these girls gonna look like in 30 years when their huge tattoo that runs down the side of their ribs starts to sag along with their tits?


A colorful version of the same chick who isnt inked?

The only difference between tattooed folk and non tattooed folk is tattooed folk dont care if you dont have ink.
 
2010-11-01 10:49:52 AM
I have "ifyou'recloseenoughtoreadthisopenyourmouth" on my penis.

/Never showed it in a job interview though
 
2010-11-01 10:51:59 AM
phedus: PYROY: Not sure what the hip name is for tattoos in this location, but when I see them I just know the chick has worked as a bartender, has a coke habit and has been with dozens of nameless dudes.

One out of three's not bad. I worked as a bartender through the beginning of college, but I didn't have the tattoo then. Never done drugs, only have had two boyfriends. I even know both of their names!

Stereotyping is fun!

I know I know, don't feed the trolls...

But in all seriousness this is one farking retarded article.

Furthermore, of course you cover up tattoos for a job interview! You comb your hair, put on more make up than usual and wear nice clothes too. It's a show of how responsible you are.


Stereotyping? *checks profile* Sure. You, are a hipster.
 
2010-11-01 10:52:30 AM
Dear everybody with tattoos,

Ha ha!

- Me.
 
2010-11-01 10:53:49 AM
PYROY: Not sure what the hip name is for tattoos in this location, but when I see them I just know the chick has worked as a bartender, has a coke habit and has been with dozens of nameless dudes.

Or maybe she has a PhD in comparative lit, bartended for a few years to pay the bills in college, has had a steady rock star boyfriend for the last five years, and could totally kick your ass at Scrabble.

When you say stuff like this, it comes off as sour grapes, as though you hit on a hot girl with tattoos and she went home with another guy.
 
2010-11-01 10:55:02 AM
gretzkyscores: Spuddy345: Advice for you: do not, under any circumstances, get a tattoo.

Yep. Tattoos: a permanent reminder of a temporary infatuation.


Yes, I'm sure any day now I'm going to grow up and stop being an atheist/scientist.
 
2010-11-01 10:55:41 AM
I've never quite understood the outrage over other folks' bodies.
And not wanting a tattoo seems to put one squarely in the majority, even among the under 30 crowd.
 
2010-11-01 10:55:56 AM
"The tattooed generation say that despite obvious styles and trends, tattooing is art - a way to express their individuality."

So, if everyone you know has sleeved arms, or various tattoo's, how does this make you an "individual"?

It's like in the 1960s - "Let's all grow our hair and be different".
 
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