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2010-11-01 10:58:28 AM  
www.dula.tv
 
2010-11-01 11:01:51 AM  
labman: What do the people who get tattoos on their neck, face, and hands say?

I can't get a job.


"I'm a tattoo artist."
 
2010-11-01 11:02:52 AM  
"The tattooed generation say that despite obvious styles and trends, tattooing is art - a way to express their individuality."

lol
 
2010-11-01 11:07:18 AM  
The butthurt emanating from tattooed gen Y hipsters in this thread is palpable.

No one cares what you do with your body, but you must realize that people are going to formulate opinions based on your shallow psyche which you are now wearing for all to see. That is why you don't show tattoos at work - because it shows you lack restraint and probably think your life has some deep significant meaning unaccessible to the rest of us mere plebs. Tattoos used to be used to mark members of a certain social group. Spoiler - they still do, even in Western countries. Fortunately most of you will probably be dead before you realize the irony of your choice.
 
2010-11-01 11:11:24 AM  
Lip rings on girls are cool, too, especially if you want to hitch them to a parking meter while you go into the bar.
 
2010-11-01 11:18:39 AM  
adragontattoo: The only difference between tattooed folk and non tattooed folk is tattooed folk dont care if you dont have ink.

Tattooed folk are always trying to get me to get a tattoo, so your statement is false.
 
2010-11-01 11:21:45 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.


This is a square/rectangle thing. He wasn't saying all bartenders were chest tat'd coke fiend whores. He was saying chest tat'd women were all bartending coke fiend whores. Totally different.

Also, to numerous others: I'm going to tell you how to make life choices, because my views are superior to your own!
 
2010-11-01 11:23:15 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.

I think I've seen more young women with those sorts of chest and bosom tattoos this past year than ever before. Those and sleeves.

At least they've all been pretty good looking.

Here's a hint why you've seen so many. Some tattoo artists give them out for free. I wonder why...
 
2010-11-01 11:26:59 AM  
Never had a problem with tattoos. Thought of getting one several times, but every time I do I think of what I might have gotten ten years prior and how dumb I would have thought it would be now. Only one person in my extended family has visible tattoos - a ton of them. Both sleeves and legs. He also has a PhD. In related news he has been working at Home Depot for the last five years. Causation, correllation? Who knows.
 
2010-11-01 11:30:07 AM  
i52.tinypic.com

Agrees.
 
2010-11-01 11:30:52 AM  
adragontattoo:

The only difference between tattooed folk and non tattooed folk is tattooed folk dont care if you dont have ink.


The only difference between tattooed folk and non-tattooed folk is tattooed folk can't understand why having permanent evidence of poor impulse control is so funny to non-tattoed folk.

/Now tell me about all the time you spent selecting just the right image and artist for you.
//Then try convincing me that such is the norm or even more than a ridiculously tiny percentage of tattooed folk.
///I will wait whilst reading some more of Émile Durkheim's work.
 
2010-11-01 11:30:56 AM  
Who gives a shiat about your originality?

I'm not your mom, snowflake. I'm not here to fulfill you. Get back to work.
 
2010-11-01 11:33:07 AM  
madgonad: Never had a problem with tattoos. Thought of getting one several times, but every time I do I think of what I might have gotten ten years prior and how dumb I would have thought it would be now. Only one person in my extended family has visible tattoos - a ton of them. Both sleeves and legs. He also has a PhD. In related news he has been working at Home Depot for the last five years. Causation, correllation? Who knows.

Is the Ph.D in Sanskrit?
 
2010-11-01 11:33:09 AM  
BikerRay: Lip rings on girls are cool, too, especially if you want to hitch them to a parking meter while you go into the bar.

To be honest, as a person in hiring position, tattoo's don't bother me if they are below the neck. As long as you don't come in flaunting them and present yourself in an intelligent professional manner you will get as fair a shot as anybody else if your resume stands up.

If you come in with hoops dangling from your lower lip and a bar through your eyelid it is a different story all together.

I can't stand facial piercings...
 
2010-11-01 11:34:31 AM  
Tommy Moo: 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.

When you say stuff like that it sounds like he struck a chord and you feel the need to defend yourself to random strangers online. Sort of a "guilty conscience" thing.
 
2010-11-01 11:35:42 AM  
Mentalpatient87: Tommy Moo: 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.

When you say stuff like that it sounds like he struck a chord and you feel the need to defend yourself to random strangers online. Sort of a "guilty conscience" thing.


When you say stuff like this is sounds like you're fat.
 
2010-11-01 11:37:42 AM  
Man, no Mr CoolIce?

Fark, wtf?
 
2010-11-01 11:40:22 AM  
adragontattoo: The only difference between tattooed folk and non tattooed folk is tattooed folk dont care if you dont have ink are mostly composed of attention whores that think that getting inked makes them edgy or special and making my post standout is proof of this.

FTFY
 
2010-11-01 11:40:45 AM  
all stereotypes have at least a grain of truth to them
 
2010-11-01 11:41:04 AM  
drunkenmidnight: Man, no Mr CoolIce?

Fark, wtf?


Why don't you try looking at the thread before posting?
 
2010-11-01 11:41:17 AM  
Tommy Moo:
When you say stuff like this is sounds like you're fat.


Nah, just hideously out of shape. I could look a hell of a lot worse but don't ask me to sprint for any kind of distance.

/thought about getting a tattoo
//gonna have to think for a few more years to make sure my idea stays relevant
 
2010-11-01 11:42:28 AM  
Tommy Moo: Mentalpatient87: Tommy Moo: 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.

When you say stuff like that it sounds like he struck a chord and you feel the need to defend yourself to random strangers online. Sort of a "guilty conscience" thing.

When you say stuff like this is sounds like you're fat.


Such a comeback doesn't do you any favours.
 
2010-11-01 11:48:04 AM  
Is it weird that while I generally dislike tattooed women, the ones with sleeves turn me on? Tell me I'm not alone in this.
 
2010-11-01 11:51:20 AM  
jaylectricity: drunkenmidnight: Man, no Mr CoolIce?

Fark, wtf?

Why don't you try looking at the thread before posting?


Shh. If you use logic we might take a hit on the entertainment value down the road.
 
2010-11-01 11:51:35 AM  
Cthulhu Theory: Is it weird that while I generally dislike tattooed women, the ones with sleeves turn me on? Tell me I'm not alone in this.

You're not alone. I don't like tattoos on women, especially ugly ones on their feet (hip ones are OK).

I love girls with sleeves, though. It's like go big or go home for me.
 
2010-11-01 11:56:40 AM  
Cthulhu Theory: Is it weird that while I generally dislike tattooed women, the ones with sleeves turn me on? Tell me I'm not alone in this.

Sure. I see lots of hot women with skanky-ass tats I'd like to fark. I'd fark them, but I wouldn't want to marry them.

It's important to imagine yourself in every day situations with one of these women. Picture yourself with one of these women, walking into your son or daughter's little third grade awards ceremony, sitting in the school cafeteria with all the other parents, and she's wearing a strappy top with all of her arm and upper back tattoos exposed. You know, shiat like that. Now, there's nothing WRONG with that, as such, she could be a great person and wonderful mother. It's just not what I would want to be a permanent or semi-permanent part of, as it were.
 
2010-11-01 11:58:01 AM  
mesomorphiccuppercu: "The tattooed generation say that despite obvious styles and trends, tattooing is art - a way to express their individuality."

lol


This. It's getting to the point that I'm surprised when I meet a twenty-something that doesn't have a tattoo of some sort. What's going to be funny is that their kids will totally reject tattoos because "only old people have them." Yes, twenty-somethings, getting old, like shiat, happens.

/and remove your poorly inked self from my lawn, thanks
 
2010-11-01 11:58:39 AM  
Tommy Moo: 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.


THIS
 
2010-11-01 12:02:05 PM  
Ball of Confusion: 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.


Here is a divorce statistic you don't often hear: Over 60% of first time marriages make it to their 40 year anniversary (excluding separation caused by death) without a divorce. It's the people getting married and divorced 2, 3, 4, or more times that screw up that statistic and raise the number of divorces per marriage up to the oft-quoted 50% level.

So the odds are in my favor.
 
2010-11-01 12:04:52 PM  
I'm going to get some tattoos to show my individuality...just like all my friends! Never thought I'd see that day that tats and piercings are mainstream, and NOT getting them is rebellious.
 
2010-11-01 12:06:03 PM  
topcon: Cthulhu Theory: Is it weird that while I generally dislike tattooed women, the ones with sleeves turn me on? Tell me I'm not alone in this.

Sure. I see lots of hot women with skanky-ass tats I'd like to fark. I'd fark them, but I wouldn't want to marry them.

It's important to imagine yourself in every day situations with one of these women. Picture yourself with one of these women, walking into your son or daughter's little third grade awards ceremony, sitting in the school cafeteria with all the other parents, and she's wearing a strappy top with all of her arm and upper back tattoos exposed. You know, shiat like that. Now, there's nothing WRONG with that, as such, she could be a great person and wonderful mother. It's just not what I would want to be a permanent or semi-permanent part of, as it were.


That sounds rather shallow.

"I'm not going to take you seriously as a potential partner because your tattoo makes you look silly in a sundress."

Odds are, finding a girl like that, she'll wear clothes that either hide or pronounce the tat and she'll look as good either way. Personally I'm more interested in how it looks without the packaging. Most tats make girls look dirty, but there's just something about a sleeve that I groove to.
 
2010-11-01 12:06:34 PM  
Roughing The Snapper:

Mr Cool Ice - more unemployable than I will ever be.
 
2010-11-01 12:09:06 PM  
dittybopper: Here is a divorce statistic you don't often hear: Over 60% of first time marriages make it to their 40 year anniversary (excluding separation caused by death) without a divorce. It's the people getting married and divorced 2, 3, 4, or more times that screw up that statistic and raise the number of divorces per marriage up to the oft-quoted 50% level.

So the odds are in my favor.


60% of the time, you're right every time!

Not married, only plan on getting married once with no option for divorce. My mother is on her 3rd marriage, will probably be a 4th in the near future. She doesn't understand why I won't jump into getting married.
 
2010-11-01 12:13:08 PM  
cdn.news.filefront.com

Not liking the cartoony trend these days
 
2010-11-01 12:15:26 PM  
Tattoos used to be a sign of deviance, now they're becoming "mainstream"...

Suicidegirls.com (I believe) is full of tattoo'd lovely women, but why are the ones that are the most looked for are the ones without ink?

A small bit of ink is fine by me, I have 6 tattoos (a dragon being one) and Mrs Arc has 3 (1 to represent the lil ones and 1 for me). All are easily covered unless in casual dress, and none are an issue for most people if seen.

It's a matter of personal choice. If you choose to have full sleeves done, expect the other person to assume you are better suited to ditch digging or picking up trash, or better yet, in some underground fight club.
 
2010-11-01 12:17:54 PM  
The tattooed generation say that despite obvious styles and trends, tattooing is art - a way to express their individuality.
....

"Tattooing is ubiquitous, and we haven't seen a whole generation get tattoos in such prominent ways, then move through their 50s and 60s," Mr McCrindle said.

So people are so insecure in their individuality that they get permanently disfigured to set themselves apart - just like all their friends. Sounds positively Freudian.
 
2010-11-01 12:21:08 PM  
I wonder if Chinese dudes are getting english words tattoed on themselves not knowing what they say.
 
2010-11-01 12:23:32 PM  
From the comments under the article:

Dave Posted at 2:37 PM October 31, 2010
I see so many elitist "I dont have a tattoo" people here... i wouldn't wanna know you people if you were that judgmental. Maybe I should get a sleeve tattoo just to stop those "i hate tattoo'ed people" from ever knowing me... who knows what other things they hate They probobly sit behind a computer screen lashing out with foam coming out their mouths about tatt'ed people and then move onto their other prejudices in other articles .. who gives a shiat about what other people do. give yourselves a clap tattoo critics I'm glad you would reject friendship from me because of my tatts- who needs your prejudice!


If posted sincerely and not ironically, this is hilarious.
 
2010-11-01 12:27:48 PM  
SonOfSpam,

Na, that's some grade A trolling right there. Note the improper use of capital letters.
 
2010-11-01 12:30:20 PM  
SonOfSpam: "Tattooing is ubiquitous, and we haven't seen a whole generation get tattoos in such prominent ways, then move through their 50s and 60s," Mr McCrindle said.

someone's history books must not go back more than 100 years
 
2010-11-01 12:32:01 PM  
Cthulhu Theory: dittybopper: Here is a divorce statistic you don't often hear: Over 60% of first time marriages make it to their 40 year anniversary (excluding separation caused by death) without a divorce. It's the people getting married and divorced 2, 3, 4, or more times that screw up that statistic and raise the number of divorces per marriage up to the oft-quoted 50% level.

So the odds are in my favor.

60% of the time, you're right every time!

Not married, only plan on getting married once with no option for divorce. My mother is on her 3rd marriage, will probably be a 4th in the near future. She doesn't understand why I won't jump into getting married.


I've got a few other things in my favor:

The number of divorces per thousand marriages has now fallen by 27 percent since the peak in 1979. The latest data suggest that the divorce rate for 2007 will be even lower still. And our own analysis of the stability of marriages suggests that those married in the 1990's appear to be less likely to divorce than those married in the 1980's, who in turn are less likely to divorce than those married in the 1970's. As such, the divorce rate seems likely to continue to decline for some time yet.

I got married in the middle of the 1990's.

Also, all the following are true of my situation, and all are correlated with lower divorce rates:

Annual income over $50,000 (vs. under $25,000)
Having a baby seven months or more after marriage (vs. before marriage)
- Technically, we adopted 9 years into our marriage, but same difference.
Marrying over 25 years of age (vs. under 18) - I was 28 when I got married, my wife was 27.
Some college (vs. high-school dropout) - Both my wife and I have some college.
 
2010-11-01 12:36:41 PM  
SonOfSpam: The tattooed generation say that despite obvious styles and trends, tattooing is art - a way to express their individuality.
....

"Tattooing is ubiquitous, and we haven't seen a whole generation get tattoos in such prominent ways, then move through their 50s and 60s," Mr McCrindle said.

So people are so insecure in their individuality that they get permanently disfigured to set themselves apart - just like all their friends. Sounds positively Freudian.


They're unique in their "individuality" that you mock so openly. Find me 2 people with all matching tattoos. Different people may get similar tattoos, like tramp stamps or sleeves, but most have their own uniqueness to the particular tattoo(s) they choose. To pretend there's anything such as individuality based on your apparent criteria suggests you've given up on carving your own little niche in the world. Let them have their fun, because they're unique, just like everyone else. Including you.
 
2010-11-01 12:39:52 PM  
jaylectricity: drunkenmidnight: Man, no Mr CoolIce?

Fark, wtf?

Why don't you try looking at the thread before posting?


I just scrolled up from my comment, still no Mr Cool Ice
 
2010-11-01 12:42:39 PM  
drunkenmidnight: jaylectricity: drunkenmidnight: Man, no Mr CoolIce?

Fark, wtf?

Why don't you try looking at the thread before posting?

I just scrolled up from my comment, still no Mr Cool Ice


So you're saying you have Roughing The Snapper on ignore?
 
2010-11-01 12:42:50 PM  
drunkenmidnight: jaylectricity: drunkenmidnight: Man, no Mr CoolIce?

Fark, wtf?

Why don't you try looking at the thread before posting?

I just scrolled up from my comment, still no Mr Cool Ice


Roughing the Snapper, eight posts from the beginning. Is this some kind of new troll?
 
2010-11-01 12:46:43 PM  
Cthulhu Theory: SonOfSpam: The tattooed generation say that despite obvious styles and trends, tattooing is art - a way to express their individuality.
....

"Tattooing is ubiquitous, and we haven't seen a whole generation get tattoos in such prominent ways, then move through their 50s and 60s," Mr McCrindle said.

So people are so insecure in their individuality that they get permanently disfigured to set themselves apart - just like all their friends. Sounds positively Freudian.

They're unique in their "individuality" that you mock so openly. Find me 2 people with all matching tattoos. Different people may get similar tattoos, like tramp stamps or sleeves, but most have their own uniqueness to the particular tattoo(s) they choose. To pretend there's anything such as individuality based on your apparent criteria suggests you've given up on carving your own little niche in the world. Let them have their fun, because they're unique, just like everyone else. Including you.


i51.tinypic.com

I'm not.
 
2010-11-01 12:51:27 PM  
topcon: drunkenmidnight: jaylectricity: drunkenmidnight: Man, no Mr CoolIce?

Fark, wtf?

Why don't you try looking at the thread before posting?

I just scrolled up from my comment, still no Mr Cool Ice

Roughing the Snapper, eight posts from the beginning. Is this some kind of new troll?


If it is, it's SUPER EFFECTIVE! This thread takes Critical Damage!

bbsimg.ngfiles.com
 
2010-11-01 12:57:03 PM  
Release the Tats!!

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www.hoogrrl.com
forbiddenplanet.co.uk

/Hotlinked for your viewing amusement.
 
2010-11-01 01:00:13 PM  
I'm not a religious nut or anything, but tattoos are the mark of the beast.
 
2010-11-01 01:01:38 PM  
Cthulhu Theory: They're unique in their "individuality" that you mock so openly. Find me 2 people with all matching tattoos. Different people may get similar tattoos, like tramp stamps or sleeves, but most have their own uniqueness to the particular tattoo(s) they choose. To pretend there's anything such as individuality based on your apparent criteria suggests you've given up on carving your own little niche in the world. Let them have their fun, because they're unique, just like everyone else. Including you.

hmmm...

Try this (new window).

You might be surprised...

And a sheep, while being unique, is still a sheep and looks like every other sheep.
 
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