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2012-04-14 06:33:55 PM  

This About That: lordargent: lame

Had to look up "5150" on the omniscient Google. Thought it was a gang tattoo, but really, it's a guitar.


*google* Involuntary psychiatric hold. I guess it's short-form for "I'm incredibly edgy, don't you believe me!". Reminds me of penis tats, for whatever reason.

Eh. I don't mind so much. She's young. And props for putting it in a very unusual / easily hidden place.

Tattoos are cool. SOME tattoos are not as amazing as their owner thinks they are... :)
 
2012-04-14 06:33:56 PM  
I have a neck tattoo and a tattoo that says "rot in hell". I have a good job... and Im a grandma. I also have 3 well raised college educated children. Ive also been on Fark for over 10 years. So basically.... who the Hell the cares????
 
2012-04-14 06:36:59 PM  

Chinchillazilla: LouDobbsAwaaaay: pivazena: I have another bet with a postdoc in our lab, that if she asks me a question the first word out of my mouth has to be "hodor"

Nice. My adviser bet me $20 I couldn't work two quotes from Miss Teen South Carolina into my defense. Walked away with a PhD and $20, thank-you-very-much.

"Like such as" and what else?


"The Iraq and the Asian countries" and "everywhere like such as".

In retrospect, it's a miracle they signed off on that defense...
 
2012-04-14 06:38:16 PM  

PaisleyHunter: I have a neck tattoo and a tattoo that says "rot in hell". I have a good job... and Im a grandma. I also have 3 well raised college educated children. Ive also been on Fark for over 10 years. So basically.... who the Hell the cares????


That settles it. You're a degenerate.
 
2012-04-14 06:39:00 PM  
This would make a good tat:

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...or this:

i249.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-14 06:42:58 PM  
a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net

My silent film card tattoo

sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net

My Monkees tattoo

/two very important pieces of who I am and what I love
 
2012-04-14 06:45:40 PM  

T-Bone42: OK, so now it's been 20 years. I guess it's not as much of a fad after all -- it just keeps getting more and more mainstream.


I take solace in that although 20 years have passed since the start of the fad, it'll stop as soon as children see their parents with faded, sagging tattoos.

I never got a tattoo, I think partly because I saw my dad's classic anchor tat he got in the navy back in the 50s. By the time I came of age in the early 90s, I saw people getting tats and just shook my head.
 
2012-04-14 06:46:11 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Wow, that writer has a severe persecution complex. I hope he gets the psychological help he needs someday, or at least is never forced to learn about a mysterious thing called "fashion" that sometimes changes and sometimes changes in a way that leaves you behind.


I think the issue is more about the permanency of that fashion choice. With nearly every other fashion statement optional the tattoo is in danger of becoming passe leaving the wearer appearing foolish and out of date.

/thinking of getting some Asian charachters on my arm surrounded by a tribal design and circled by barbed wire and machine gun bullets.
 
2012-04-14 06:46:50 PM  
I kinda like tattoos. My dad had a topless hula girl on his calf. I don't have any, and I'm 50, but I'm really tempted to get matching Popeye anchors on my forearms. Maybe when I retire from the Navy Reserve at age 60. That would entertain the tattoo artist, I'm sure.

You can still be an outsider with tattoos, but you have to be working on a full body suit and have them in publicly visible areas like your face/hands.
 
2012-04-14 06:48:09 PM  

Do the needful: I have to question the sanity of the people questioning the sanity of people getting tattoos, who willingly take the time to post what they wouldn't do in a thread devoted to doing that activity.

I just had a conversation with my now 18yo son. He wants a biohazard tattoo on his shoulder and wanted to know what I thought. I told him that when I was his age, parachute pants were the absolute shiat. Time changes things. This isn't something that you easily erase. Choose wisely. I did however suggest that if he was going to do this, at least do it in kind of an 8bit style.


The "Biohazard Symbol" tattoo is a way to announce to the world that you're HIV positive.
 
2012-04-14 06:48:24 PM  
Huge tattoo thread and no mention of the Pass Around Girl? For shame!

/not linking to it
//google it ya lazy farkwads
 
2012-04-14 06:50:26 PM  

Spatula Porn: [sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net image 640x480]

Mine.

Always thought the tattoo placement chart was funny, and pretty accurate. However, I have a wrist on my tattoo and one on my forearm and have been working as a librarian for the past 11 years.

/exception to the rule


Are you. Not to be mean or rude in front of all these people, but the self-harm scars are quite visible in the photo.

So whilst your intention was probably a reminder to yourself to stop self-harming, you fell into the 'passive-aggressive form of self-harming' stereotype.

Also, it rather draws attention to the scars that people wouldn't notice if you hadn't planted a big old tattoo there. So I'm also going with 'passive-aggressive attention whore'.

/Notice my pain!
 
2012-04-14 06:50:40 PM  
"The only difference between a tattooed person and a person who isn't tattooed is that the tattooed person doesn't care if you're tattooed or not."

My Dad tattoos for a living now. He apprenticed with Jack Armstrong in Texas, and Jack is the father of the style of tattoo gun used by a lot of industry. He learned Old School, tattooing on pig skins before he could touch anything alive. He went through a fairly long apprenticeship, and he's been a busy guy. If you want Celtic knotwork or tribal in Texas, he's the guy to go to. Amazingly precise and minute in detail, he's got it down. He was always a very precise sort when he was in the Army, and when he got out, he took that with him.

Having a tattoo means that you like tattoos. It's not a sign of rebellion. It's not a sign of low class. It means that you like the art, maybe you like the process, something in the piece speaks to you. I've designed a few tats myself, and it's amazing to see your work on skin. It's amazing to see art breathe and move and flex.

Are there dumb tats? Yup. A good artist makes for damn sure that you know what you're getting into, and that's one of the reasons that my Dad's shop doesn't do a lot of tats. He isn't afraid to tell a client "No, you're not getting that here. You're not getting that from me, and here's why..."

Good shops, responsible shops, do that. They like to get to know their clientele and they like people.

Scratchers? They just want to get paid, and they don't care what the damn work looks like. And that's why you always check folks out before you go in to get work done.

Go to responsible shops. Get good work, if you want it done. Be smart about what you get, and where you get it. If you show up drunk, and want a tat, and they say, "Yeah, let's DO THIS!" Run. Don't walk. Those are not the folks you want putting ink on you.

I wish I could get ink. I know some great artists, and I wish that I wasn't on blood thinners, because the folks my Dad has hooked up with, are amazing artists. And they are. Their medium is changeable, it is malleable, it ages, it has a shelf life, but to say that it touches folks is such a double meaning that it nearly breaks the heart sometimes.

If you're going to get work: get something that means something to you. From someone that you trust, that you've looked up, that you've compared to others, and find the artist that is right for you, as much as the art you want.

As for the haters? F*ck 'em. Not their body. Don't be stoopid, but if you find something that is right for you, and you have the right artist that you trust, and they are good with it--and that is where the trust thing comes in, because if they tell you Poo Bear on your forehead would be "Wicked!" then get the f*ck out of there--then drive on.
 
2012-04-14 06:53:08 PM  

Do the needful: I have to question the sanity of the people questioning the sanity of people getting tattoos, who willingly take the time to post what they wouldn't do in a thread devoted to doing that activity.

I just had a conversation with my now 18yo son. He wants a biohazard tattoo on his shoulder and wanted to know what I thought. I told him that when I was his age, parachute pants were the absolute shiat. Time changes things. This isn't something that you easily erase. Choose wisely. I did however suggest that if he was going to do this, at least do it in kind of an 8bit style.


Umm, he really doesn't want that. Most likely. The biohazard sign is what a certain subculture of gay men get when they are HIV-positive and... well, okay I think I've said enough.
 
2012-04-14 06:57:06 PM  

if_i_really_have_to: Spatula Porn: [sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net image 640x480]

Mine.

Always thought the tattoo placement chart was funny, and pretty accurate. However, I have a wrist on my tattoo and one on my forearm and have been working as a librarian for the past 11 years.

/exception to the rule

Are you. Not to be mean or rude in front of all these people, but the self-harm scars are quite visible in the photo.

So whilst your intention was probably a reminder to yourself to stop self-harming, you fell into the 'passive-aggressive form of self-harming' stereotype.

Also, it rather draws attention to the scars that people wouldn't notice if you hadn't planted a big old tattoo there. So I'm also going with 'passive-aggressive attention whore'.

/Notice my pain!


i8.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-14 07:00:15 PM  
Wow. I really need to invest in the tattoo removal business. I'm sure it will just continue to grow.
 
2012-04-14 07:00:58 PM  

kiwimoogle84: I only get up in arms in two types of threads. Motorcycles, and tattoos. And they're related, actually. I started getting ink when I immortalized my late husband, lost to me in a wreck, on my body.


That's cool; even Sarah Palin had to write stuff down on her hand to remember. I would think that a husband might be more memorable than a few talking points, but so it goes.
 
2012-04-14 07:01:25 PM  

SkinnyHead: A tattoo is the mark of the lower class. It's doesn't matter whether your whole body is covered or you just got a tiny little butterfly that no one ever sees, you're still low class.


I would be considered financially well within the upper class. Socially, I attend the symphony regularly, dine at the fancy places, have social friendships with many people who are well-known in the community ("people of position", you might say), and am fully accepted in the circles of upper class society in several cities in both the US and Europe. And only 17 of my tattoos are skulls.

So now that we have established that you know nothing at all of "class", let me enlighten you. It isn't largely how much money you have, and it isn't largely what you look like. Class is all about behavior and attitude. More the latter than the former. Yes, you have to have some disposable income, a good education, and you have to know how to dress appropriately. But beyond that, class is all about attitude and behavior.

BTW, I also hang out in biker bars, ride a 1963 Harley Panhead chopper (I do all the work on that myself), have a lot of good friends who are what you would call low-class, and like to shoot guns off the back deck at plastic jugs full of Oxycetylene. While naked.
 
2012-04-14 07:03:07 PM  

LeroyBourne: [t2.gstatic.com image 275x183]
Some chicks look freaking hot covered in ink.
And she's got a voice to match.
Link (new window)


A beautiful woman covered in tattoos is like a juicy prime rib covered in A-1 Steak Sauce.
 
2012-04-14 07:04:08 PM  

MoronLessOff: This thread needs more art.
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Really fantastic tats, but WTF good does it do the moron to have a totally inked BACK?

Attention whore specials. If you can't see it, then you're not doing it for you...
 
2012-04-14 07:05:57 PM  
What about norse/religious tattoos?

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i66.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-14 07:07:52 PM  

if_i_really_have_to: Spatula Porn: [sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net image 640x480]

Mine.

Always thought the tattoo placement chart was funny, and pretty accurate. However, I have a wrist on my tattoo and one on my forearm and have been working as a librarian for the past 11 years.

/exception to the rule

Are you. Not to be mean or rude in front of all these people, but the self-harm scars are quite visible in the photo.

So whilst your intention was probably a reminder to yourself to stop self-harming, you fell into the 'passive-aggressive form of self-harming' stereotype.

Also, it rather draws attention to the scars that people wouldn't notice if you hadn't planted a big old tattoo there. So I'm also going with 'passive-aggressive attention whore'.

/Notice my pain!


I USED to be, and I am over it and thankful to be over it. The tattoo serves as a reminder to "just let it be" and not get into that razor shiat anymore. I am sure it does draw attention to the scars, but thankfully they are more faded than they are when being taken in a picture. The picture was a reminder to myself and others that self harm is a stupid way to deal with issues.

I did fall into a horrible category of self harmers, an area I used to think was a sign of weakness and attention whoring. But, I have been there and it was just a way to make the pain more physical than emotional. Like I said though, it is in the past and I am a better person. Whore and all :)
 
2012-04-14 07:10:24 PM  
Aren't we beyond categorizing people with either having them or not having them? I thought the silly stereotypes of "insecure about their body" or "trying to conform" were over by now. More people have tattoos now than ever because people enjoy decorating their own bodies. My body and I plan on being together for a while. I'm confused when people refuse to try and understand why I might want to decorate it.
 
2012-04-14 07:12:02 PM  

Fear the Clam: kiwimoogle84: I only get up in arms in two types of threads. Motorcycles, and tattoos. And they're related, actually. I started getting ink when I immortalized my late husband, lost to me in a wreck, on my body.

That's cool; even Sarah Palin had to write stuff down on her hand to remember. I would think that a husband might be more memorable than a few talking points, but so it goes.


Really? Really?? You have to be THAT mean? There's trolling and then there's heartless. Don't welcometofark me, there's a difference between trolling for a laugh and deliberately attacking another human being. My ignore list- welcome to it.
 
2012-04-14 07:14:47 PM  

LeroyBourne: Some chicks look freaking hot covered in ink.


What, she wouldn't have been hot without it?

This About That: If you are a pretty girl, having a tattoo means you have made a terrible mistake.


This.

I know this is well-stomped ground, but there is nothing about an erogenous zone that makes it more sexy by adding a tattoo to it. It's like putting A-1 Sauce on a hundred-dollar steak...and every single hundred dollar steak you eat after that one, and eventually that A-1 Sauces is going to have a best-by date that's decades in the past and, well, c'mon...

We males have enjoyed looking at the female form, clothed or otherwise, ever since "I'd hit it" was something cavemen took literally. There may be many things we're not good at...as any married man has been told twelve times today so far...but finding a woman's happy parts without visual aids is not one of them.

(billyjoel) We love you just the way you aaaaaaaare... (/billyjoel)
 
2012-04-14 07:15:40 PM  

s2s2s2: Because People in power are Stupid: s2s2s2: Because People in power are Stupid: [img.photobucket.com image 388x335]
This is on my neck.

Couldn't decide between Edward or Jacob, huh?

Who?

I have no idea. Some teenage girl that was looking over my shoulder said it all snarkily as I was browsing the thread. I was hoping you'd know.


Hanging around teenage girls are we...?


i556.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-14 07:16:27 PM  

T-Bone42: I consider myself to be a very tolerant, open-minded "live and let live" sort of guy. But I'm one of the haters. Maybe I should extend my tolerance and understanding toward this area, too (not being sarcastic about that).

But I, dunno, man there's just this kind of knee-jerk reaction I have toward tattoos. On the superficial level, I really think the "medium" is very unappealing aesthetically. I don't think ink looks good on skin. Even the most beautiful tattoos still look kind of gross to me.

More than that, though, I remember when tattoos were becoming mainstream back in the early 90's, and I thought it was such a fad. This was when I was in my late teens /early 20s, so I just thought my peers were just doing something stupid because they were young, impulsive, and foolish. And no matter how meaningful a tattoo was for all my inked-up friends, I still was thinking "it still looks ugly, that shiat is permanent, and people WILL instantly judge you for it." Plus, yeah, I got (and still do get) sick of people talking about their tats for hours, talking about their next one (you people always seem to want a NEXT one -- there's no stopping), and thinking they were all cool or spiritual or whatever just because they forked over a few bucks to someone to put crappy looking ink on them. It does seem quite attention whorish to me.


I get that, I really do. I'm heavily tattooed, but my friends and family don't understand the compulsion. For me, it's a hobby like any other. I collect them (I've traveled to get work done at particular places or from particular artists). I find the culture and history of tattoos fascinating. Some of mine are deeply meaningful, and some don't mean shiat other than they serve as souvenirs of different times in my life. Some are great work, some are kinda sketchy, but I could tell a story about each one of them which would be interested to people who are interested in my history, the same way I am interested in seeing what books people have on their shelves or what movies they like or what concert ticket stubs they saved.

kiwimoogle84: UHC2005: Have ink of Thor and Jormungandr on my shoulder, so I'm getting a kick...

Calvin and Hobbes on one ankle, Opus on the other.

/ no regrets


No regrets indeed. Give'm hell, KM.
 
2012-04-14 07:20:31 PM  

Drexl's Eye: T-Bone42: I consider myself to be a very tolerant, open-minded "live and let live" sort of guy. But I'm one of the haters. Maybe I should extend my tolerance and understanding toward this area, too (not being sarcastic about that).

But I, dunno, man there's just this kind of knee-jerk reaction I have toward tattoos. On the superficial level, I really think the "medium" is very unappealing aesthetically. I don't think ink looks good on skin. Even the most beautiful tattoos still look kind of gross to me.

More than that, though, I remember when tattoos were becoming mainstream back in the early 90's, and I thought it was such a fad. This was when I was in my late teens /early 20s, so I just thought my peers were just doing something stupid because they were young, impulsive, and foolish. And no matter how meaningful a tattoo was for all my inked-up friends, I still was thinking "it still looks ugly, that shiat is permanent, and people WILL instantly judge you for it." Plus, yeah, I got (and still do get) sick of people talking about their tats for hours, talking about their next one (you people always seem to want a NEXT one -- there's no stopping), and thinking they were all cool or spiritual or whatever just because they forked over a few bucks to someone to put crappy looking ink on them. It does seem quite attention whorish to me.

I get that, I really do. I'm heavily tattooed, but my friends and family don't understand the compulsion. For me, it's a hobby like any other. I collect them (I've traveled to get work done at particular places or from particular artists). I find the culture and history of tattoos fascinating. Some of mine are deeply meaningful, and some don't mean shiat other than they serve as souvenirs of different times in my life. Some are great work, some are kinda sketchy, but I could tell a story about each one of them which would be interested to people who are interested in my history, the same way I am interested in seeing what books ...


Maybe, to some, it isn't any different than wondering why someone would spend the time or money on golf clubs, if the person giving the opinion dislikes golf and everything about it.
 
2012-04-14 07:21:22 PM  

UHC2005: Have ink of Thor and Jormungandr on my shoulder, so I'm getting a kick...


Hail odhinn!
 
2012-04-14 07:22:03 PM  
Tattoos are indeed useful, especially when making hiring decisions.
 
2012-04-14 07:25:29 PM  

bmihura: especially when making hiring decisions.


Of course if you can't see them then, oh well. Also some very nice places to work don't give a damn.
 
2012-04-14 07:26:14 PM  

Fear the Clam: kiwimoogle84: I only get up in arms in two types of threads. Motorcycles, and tattoos. And they're related, actually. I started getting ink when I immortalized my late husband, lost to me in a wreck, on my body.

That's cool; even Sarah Palin had to write stuff down on her hand to remember. I would think that a husband might be more memorable than a few talking points, but so it goes.


Wow. 10 years of reading Fark threads, and that's about the most assholish thing I've ever read. When I get my taint tattooed, it will be in your honor.
 
2012-04-14 07:29:22 PM  
Meh. If I want to make a statement I'll just buy the t-shirt.
 
2012-04-14 07:29:57 PM  

Demetrius: I'll go with scary outsider...

[scoopgods.com image 493x658]


Definitely not scary. Actually looks like a nice guy.
 
2012-04-14 07:36:46 PM  
If I wanted someone sticking needles into my skin, I'd do heroin.
 
2012-04-14 07:37:14 PM  
gosh.

I just ain't cool enough for a rad tat. never got one. Not "original" enough for one.

No piercings either.


Company I work for....EVERY dude is visibly ink-marked but me. Has ear/nose/tongue piercings. We are onsite contractors at a huge corporate campus in Texas. Major customer service requirements. Conservative eviorenment.

I have been promoted twice in the last two years while other "cool tattoo" rock stars are still earning the same salary they got when they were hired 5 years ago.

Go ahead cool dudes! Stay behind in the warehouse where you belong. You tards can compare your awesome ink-stains and "body-mods" while I get elevated up and above your pitiful heads.

I'm not usually this smarmy of an asshole but I think this thread is appropriate.
 
2012-04-14 07:41:27 PM  

craigdamage: gosh.

I just ain't cool enough for a rad tat. never got one. Not "original" enough for one.

No piercings either.


Company I work for....EVERY dude is visibly ink-marked but me. Has ear/nose/tongue piercings. We are onsite contractors at a huge corporate campus in Texas. Major customer service requirements. Conservative eviorenment.

I have been promoted twice in the last two years while other "cool tattoo" rock stars are still earning the same salary they got when they were hired 5 years ago.

Go ahead cool dudes! Stay behind in the warehouse where you belong. You tards can compare your awesome ink-stains and "body-mods" while I get elevated up and above your pitiful heads.

I'm not usually this smarmy of an asshole but I think this thread is appropriate.


Are you dumber than your former coworkers? If so, tattoos really do hinder chances of promotion at your warehouse! I mean, sheesh, without ink, they would have been way better candidates for the position.

If they are dumber than tattoos don't seem relevant. The right person got the right position.
 
2012-04-14 07:41:31 PM  

craigdamage: gosh.

I just ain't cool enough for a rad tat. never got one. Not "original" enough for one.

No piercings either.


Company I work for....EVERY dude is visibly ink-marked but me. Has ear/nose/tongue piercings. We are onsite contractors at a huge corporate campus in Texas. Major customer service requirements. Conservative eviorenment.

I have been promoted twice in the last two years while other "cool tattoo" rock stars are still earning the same salary they got when they were hired 5 years ago.

Go ahead cool dudes! Stay behind in the warehouse where you belong. You tards can compare your awesome ink-stains and "body-mods" while I get elevated up and above your pitiful heads.

I'm not usually this smarmy of an asshole but I think this thread is appropriate.


There's also the quiet little claims representative with no strange hair colors or piercings who has 46 hours of ink no one ever sees. Hmm, yes. Clearly it's the ink itself that hinders earning potential.

/been promoted twice this year
//18 tattoos in total
 
2012-04-14 07:43:42 PM  

El Freak: Having a tattoo DOES have meaning. Getting a tattoo tells the world you're an easily led, sub-moronic twit with poor decision making skills.


What does paying $5/month to read this tripe say about you? I imagine you think you are just the super-coolest, smrtest, 13 y/o douche-nozzle to ever pay for the privilege of having a tf tag after your name.
 
2012-04-14 07:47:29 PM  

BokChoy: I'd be more inclined to like tattoos if they didn't all turn into that gangrenous dark-green color after a while.


This. Colored ones fade into odd colors too, I am very much not a fan of the old faded tattoo look.

Some of the plain ones manage to turn that weird green color and still not be too bad, but the ones where it was all details and now just a smudge? Yuck.

100% serious though I'm surprised that henna hasn't caught on more in the US. It would seem to be the perfect thing for random curlicues and tribal type designs, but you could surely draw anything (including those oh so cliched sugar skull gypsies and the like) and it would last long enough to make a nice statement but still not be really permanent.

That or just drawing on yourself with markers, for that matter. If someone had art skills surely it'd look decent enough?

Julie Cochrane: At some point there will be a backlash movement of not getting ink.


Surely YMMV but at least around me it seems already tattoos (or at least tattoos of a certain aesthetic) seem sort of dated. It's all the people who were young 20-somethings or college age in the mid to late 90's that went very much into the bodymod fad (yes, we know, there's always been bodymod but it really took off around then in the US) and did the whole stretched ears and Sailor Jerry style art, or the "cute but macabre, haha, how quirky!" thing, and now it's more than 10 years on, stuff is kinda faded now and people are older, and yeah, sometimes it looks like dated clothing and very much not matching the styles they wear now, but they can't take a tattoo off.
 
2012-04-14 07:47:38 PM  
farkeruk

Celtic tattoos...twits....

Feisigh leat agus téigh trasna ort féin, a chunta cinioch.
 
2012-04-14 07:47:47 PM  

bmihura: Tattoos are indeed useful, especially when making hiring decisions.


I always figure the kinds of people who say this are never involved in interviews, at least not for important positions. Maybe you check through stacks of resumes for entry level positions, but no one has given you actual responsibility, just another in the long line of tedious tasks. You're the mall security of the corporate world, itching to use the little bit of power because everyone laughed when you had an erection in class when the new girl walked in, and there was the first impression which haunted you until the day she declined your invitation to the prom, and Steve, who just got his first tattoo which was some inconsequential wall-art shouted out, "Aim lower erection boy!" which sparked the entire quad to laugh and point. Ever since, you have wanted a tattoo to be as cool as Steve but are too uncomfortable in your own body; and whenever someone comes in with the tattoo slightly visible, including a loving memory of a passed relative, you get this image of Steve and new girl f*cking, end the interview, and cry while masturbating.
 
2012-04-14 07:51:27 PM  

Ikahoshi: Another detail: They look okay for about 5 years, and then they start to get fuzzy... and if you gain/lose weight, they turn all distorted and misshapen. So by the time 15 years have passed, for most normal people it's a case of "WTF is that mess?"

Then you have to explain to people why you're so cool for having a multicolored smudge on your arm that... if you squint... looks kinda like a disemboweled Smurf being eaten by an orange and purple paisley goat with smoke coming out of it's arse.

You'll end up being one of the thousands of middle class folks spending a lot of money scraping that crap off their flabby flesh so they don't have to be reminded daily they were dumbasses with no taste.


Your stupidity is glaring. I have 3 tattoo's that are over 20 years old and they still look good. I will admit that one of them could stand to be touched up do to welding burns but, other than that, they still look good.
 
2012-04-14 07:52:24 PM  

Old enough to know better: Meh. If I want to make a statement I'll just buy the t-shirt.


I wouldn't be caught dead in a T-shirt.

/two tats, non-visible to outsiders
 
2012-04-14 07:57:47 PM  

SkinnyHead: A tattoo is the mark of the lower class. It's doesn't matter whether your whole body is covered or you just got a tiny little butterfly that no one ever sees, you're still low class.


Taking their sartorial lead from the British Court, where Edward VII followed George V's lead in getting tattooed; King Frederick IX of Denmark, the King of Romania, Kaiser Wilhelm II, King Alexander of Yugoslavia and even Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, all sported tattoos, many of them elaborate and ornate renditions of the Royal Coat of Arms or the Royal Family Crest. King Alfonso XIII of modern Spain also had a tattoo.

Tattooing spread among the upper classes all over Europe in the 19th century, but particularly in Britain where it was estimated in Harmsworth Magazine in 1898 that as many as one in five members of the gentry were tattooed. There, it was not uncommon for members of the social elite to gather in the drawing rooms and libraries of the great country estate homes after dinner and partially disrobe in order to show off their tattoos. Aside from her consort Prince Albert, there are persistent rumours that Queen Victoria had a small tattoo in an undisclosed 'intimate' location; Denmark's King Frederick was filmed showing his tattoos taken as a young sailor. Winston Churchill's mother, Lady Randolph Churchill, had a tattoo of a snake around her wrist, which she covered when the need arose with a specially crafted diamond bracelet. Carrying on the family tradition, Winston Churchill had an anchor tattooed on his forearm.

/cool tattoo story bro
 
2012-04-14 07:59:39 PM  

Vangor: bmihura: Tattoos are indeed useful, especially when making hiring decisions.

I always figure the kinds of people who say this are never involved in interviews, at least not for important positions. Maybe you check through stacks of resumes for entry level positions, but no one has given you actual responsibility


THIS. What kind of job is so arbitrary that a tattoo takes precedence over education, experience, and skill? Riding lawnmower operator for a Mormon landscaping service?
 
2012-04-14 08:02:54 PM  
Lot of people in this thread that care a big old deal about what other people do with their bodies. Kinda sad.
 
2012-04-14 08:16:30 PM  
I know a sixty year old man who would look odd without his tattoos, but he is the only person I've seen who suits them.
They can be technically skilled and emotionally significant, but I just really don't like the permanency.
 
2012-04-14 08:19:10 PM  
Everyone is different and have different taste. Some people like tats others don't. No one is better or worse.
 
2012-04-14 08:19:35 PM  

kiwimoogle84: MoronLessOff: I've got ink, but no one would know it unless I told them. Everything I have is covered with a t-shirt.
What I don't understand is all the hate. Fark seems to be pretty accepting of alternative lifestyles. It's practically a safe zone for LGBT, pro-marijuana and atheists. But bring up tattoos and suddenly everyone who has one is a mindless low-life dirt-bag whore.
Everyone has their own reasons for getting inked. Yes, there are plenty of people that regret them. Yes, there are idiots that think their bad tattoos are hilarious. But it's been said before, some tattoos help people. Some people get them to commemorate loss or accomplishment.
I'm just saying, why don't we put away that wide brush everyone keeps painting with?

...And use one of these instead!


/hurts so good

I AM always at my horniest right after getting some ink.

/how YOU doin'?


I'm a pain enthusiast myself, but I prefer the marks to be impermanent. But they look really cool while they last.

To each her own.
 
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