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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.
 
2012-04-14 08:23:33 PM  
I have a tattoo because I wanted one, nothing more. Mine is located in the "safe zone" (upper right arm) and I plan on getting a couple of more. It's no big deal to me, if someone wants ink then more power to them. I don't see what the big deal is. I get it's now considered "trendy" to have ink, but not everyone who has a tattoo(s) is looking for attention or to be cool.
 
2012-04-14 08:23:46 PM  
Person with tattoos - "Hey do you have any tats?"
Person without tattoos - "Nah, I'm not a fan of them"
Person with tattoos - "Don't judge me! I don't give a fark what you think about them!"
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2012-04-14 08:27:14 PM  

Babwa Wawa: Indeed. The term "permanent bell bottoms" is perfect.


I call them permanent Pokemon cards. When you out grow them you can't get rid of them without thousands of dollars worth of laser surgery.
 
2012-04-14 08:29:48 PM  

wedding vegetables: it means you're going to Hell, sinner.


I go to a fairly conservative church, and nice 30-something parent-of-toddler types with tattoos are part of the congregation. At least two sets of parents. And yes, they dress nicely for church like everyone else.

/only like tattoos if they are really creative or good artwork
 
2012-04-14 08:33:51 PM  
Mine.
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-04-14 08:34:17 PM  
I have a tattoo on my colon.
 
2012-04-14 08:35:29 PM  
Tattoos can be cool, on someone else.

I'll pass.
 
2012-04-14 08:36:56 PM  

the_chief: I have a tattoo on my colon.


Did it cost extra?
 
2012-04-14 08:40:23 PM  

gravebayne2: going back next week to get the rest of the coloring done.

don't care if anyone dislikes it. what i wanted.


this guy summed up tattoos in a few words. It's my life.

/someone doesn't like what I like! The outrage/
 
2012-04-14 08:45:43 PM  
So it has no inherent meaning yet somehow it let's you feel smugly superior to people who have one.

/you can also get all kinds of diseases from going to the gym so you are stupid if you go
 
2012-04-14 09:01:54 PM  
What I see when I see a tat on a guy: A dude with some insecurities buried somewhere, no matter how 'together' he's got it on the surface.
What I see when I see a tat on a woman: "Open for business and/or pleasure."

In all cases, stupid is as stupid does.
 
2012-04-14 09:02:32 PM  

moralpanic: I got my tattoos almost two decades ago and i'm not even aware of them any more. People at work were talking and showing their tattoos, and it took me a few mins and i actually had to think 'do i have tattoos? omg yes, i have tattoos too!'


This is pretty much where I am at with mine. The newest one is from 2000, and when I look in the mirror I don't see them because I'm so used to them. Sometimes in the summer someone will try to get a closer look at one of the ones on my back if I am wearing a tank top and I'll think, "Why are you checking out my bra strap? Oh, right, tattoo."
 
2012-04-14 09:03:17 PM  

AbiNormal: Your stupidity is glaring. I have 3 tattoo's


And none of them are instructions for using an apostrophe correctly.
 
2012-04-14 09:06:30 PM  
Just got mine the other day...

www.pulsarmap.com

www.pulsarmap.com
 
2012-04-14 09:08:52 PM  
For what it's worth, those of you who enjoy a good book and don't understand why people get tattooed may appreciate this:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-04-14 09:11:31 PM  

Balchinian: 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.

That

would be an example of getting dressed down by someone who actually moves in those circles. ROFLMAO.
 
2012-04-14 09:12:49 PM  

Kit Fister: What about norse/religious tattoos?

[i66.photobucket.com image 640x478]
[i66.photobucket.com image 640x478]


Nice ones. BTW---many thanks for the TF sponsorship!!!
 
2012-04-14 09:27:07 PM  

Kit Fister: What about norse/religious tattoos?

[i66.photobucket.com image 640x478]
[i66.photobucket.com image 640x478]




Can you get close ups of those? I'd love to see the detail on the Mjolnir and valknut....
 
2012-04-14 09:32:21 PM  
No matter what someone says, they get a tattoo for everyone else to look at. If they say differently, they're a liar. Almost nobody gets a small tattoo hidden on a body part that can't be seen easily with clothes on. Guys love the sleeves and roll up their dress shirts, or wear short tshirts so everyone can see the barbed wire on their arms. The tramp getting her stamp and wearing low jeans and high shirts so you can see it. Some people get tattoos as "memories" but really its to show off and tell others, because real memories are just things you never forget but keep to yourself.

Notice the tattoo you get is always what the popular trend is at the time. Women used to get tramp stamps, now its ankle tattoos while men used to get barbed wire or Asian symbols now its sleeves. It's just a phase kids go through trying to fit in. You'll laugh about it later on in life when you finally grow up.

But until then, you aren't different, you're all the same.
 
2012-04-14 09:34:08 PM  

schubie: The "Biohazard Symbol" tattoo is a way to announce to the world that you're HIV positive.


Zeno-25: 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.


Just popping back in to say thanks! I am sure like me, he has no idea about that. He just thinks it's cool I guess. Even with this warning, he's 18, it's his body. If he wants to explain his reasoning to anyone who sees it an questions him about it, then that's his business. I would rather he not do something permanent to his body but I cannot stop him. Again, thanks for the heads up. I will let him know and he can decide from there.
 
2012-04-14 09:44:23 PM  

Do the needful: schubie: The "Biohazard Symbol" tattoo is a way to announce to the world that you're HIV positive.

Zeno-25: 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.

Just popping back in to say thanks! I am sure like me, he has no idea about that. He just thinks it's cool I guess. Even with this warning, he's 18, it's his body. If he wants to explain his reasoning to anyone who sees it an questions him about it, then that's his business. I would rather he not do something permanent to his body but I cannot stop him. Again, thanks for the heads up. I will let him know and he can decide from there.


Tell him what my dad told me. "Think about what you want for 2 years, 2 years is hopefully nothing compared to the rest of your life, if you still want the same thing in 2 years, get it." This little piece of advice saved me from such shiat as a chain of daisies around my bellybutton, Sailor Jerry flash and a salute to some ex boyfriend. No tattoos and thank god b/c all of my ideas were lame.

/Like tattoos and wouldn't judge anyone for them.
 
2012-04-14 09:45:22 PM  
It's weird my tattoos are easily covered up by a shirt and don't think tattoos are that big of a deal but there's a lady that has DRUG FREE on her knuckles and TIME BOMB on her chest at my work. I work in a biotech so we can't help but think out loud that past generations would have laughed at her at the job interview when they saw all that ink.
 
2012-04-14 10:05:43 PM  
Another tattoo-related thread with the usual bunch of judgmental penises pitching their two cents into the Well of Nobody Giving a shiat. It's simple: if you don't like tattoo's, don't get one. If you're truly so perfect you would know how to keep your mouth shut about what other people do with their own bodies.
 
2012-04-14 10:09:59 PM  

RicosRoughnecks: It's weird my tattoos are easily covered up by a shirt and don't think tattoos are that big of a deal but there's a lady that has DRUG FREE on her knuckles and TIME BOMB on her chest at my work. I work in a biotech so we can't help but think out loud that past generations would have laughed at her at the job interview when they saw all that ink.


To be fair, past generations would have laughed at the idea of a female working in biotech at all. Or maybe just working.
 
2012-04-14 10:18:04 PM  

blueviking: Kit Fister: What about norse/religious tattoos?

[i66.photobucket.com image 640x478]
[i66.photobucket.com image 640x478]



Can you get close ups of those? I'd love to see the detail on the Mjolnir and valknut....


lh3.googleusercontent.com

lh3.googleusercontent.com

These were done by a very good friend and fellow heathen. I need to travel back to see him for some touchup.
 
2012-04-14 10:25:33 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

My favorite pic.
 
2012-04-14 10:25:58 PM  

Kit Fister: blueviking: Kit Fister: What about norse/religious tattoos?

[i66.photobucket.com image 640x478]
[i66.photobucket.com image 640x478]



Can you get close ups of those? I'd love to see the detail on the Mjolnir and valknut....

[lh3.googleusercontent.com image 300x400]

[lh3.googleusercontent.com image 300x225]

These were done by a very good friend and fellow heathen. I need to travel back to see him for some touchup.


Yep, that's the rub about the black and grey shading....

My Mjolnir

i91.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-14 10:36:09 PM  

Julie Cochrane: Balchinian: 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.

That would be an example of getting dressed down by someone who actually moves in those circles. ROFLMAO.


And SkinnyHead just keeps reelin' 'em in.
 
2012-04-14 10:36:52 PM  

Oznog: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 280x400]

My favorite pic.


I think a beer coaster tramp stamp would be the ultimate.
 
2012-04-14 10:41:17 PM  
This thread proves:


"I am a cool nerd" tattoos

are more pathetic than

"I wish I was a rock star" tattoos.
 
2012-04-14 10:49:31 PM  

craigdamage: This thread proves:


"I am a cool nerd" tattoos

are more pathetic than

"I wish I was a rock star" tattoos.


In your incredibly biased opinion, sure. We don't do them because they're "cool". We do them because we WANT TO, no matter what anyone else thinks. The end.

/I'll get off your lawn now
 
2012-04-14 10:57:37 PM  
unrealitymag.com

It has something to do with time travel somehow... look, it's not important. It's still Futurama, people!
 
2012-04-14 11:01:09 PM  

VictoryCabal: Well my tattoo is deeply meaningful. All my frat brothers in my pledge class got matching Taz tattoos because the older brothers said we were the craziest pledge class they had ever seen. We'll be brothers for life after graduation, and you're just jealous that I'll have connections and networking opportunities all across the country that you'll be shut out of. That's what my tattoo means to me, and you can make your lower class jokes while my brothers are getting me an upper management position on Wall Street right out of school. Have fun being poor, I'll be rich with my tattoo.


Yeah, don't believe you, for one, that sounds really gay, even for a fraternity, and two, they always told us to never call a fraternity a 'frat', because you wouldn't call your mother a moth.
 
2012-04-14 11:14:43 PM  

Fear the Clam: AbiNormal: Your stupidity is glaring. I have 3 tattoo's

And none of them are instructions for using an apostrophe correctly.


Oooooh that will teach me! I'll never post on fark again!
 
2012-04-14 11:14:59 PM  
Are there still people who are appalled by this? They sound like Methodist preachers from a hundred years ago railing about hussies who paint their faces. Yes, I have a tattoo- I also wear makeup and have bobbed my hair! TAKE THAT SOCIETY
 
2012-04-14 11:25:23 PM  

Oznog: [unrealitymag.com image 560x315]

It has something to do with time travel somehow... look, it's not important. It's still Futurama, people!


So who's ass is that? I can't decide whether to be in my bunk or not.. Oh what the hell, bunk it is.
 
2012-04-14 11:30:31 PM  
I think I prefer the shiatty spur of the moment tattoos because the "My tattoo has a deeper meaning/I got this tattoo because of a traumatic event/This is special to me/This is part of who I am" crowd are farking annoying. People who hate tattoos will still think it's crap so don't bother trying to explain to them about how your tattoo "isn't like other people's tattoos,"
 
2012-04-14 11:45:11 PM  

Ray_Peranus: 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...?


Bravo!

I was on the bus!
 
2012-04-14 11:57:48 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.


Hrmm.... no. Nice try though. Got my first tattoo almost 20 years ago, and it looks like it was just a few months ago.

When you put thousands of dollars into art, I'd like to think most people would take care of that art. I have.
 
2012-04-15 12:29:18 AM  
as a scary outsider with no tattoos
i can assure you they became uncool 20 years ago
when my mom got one.

that said, if i ever DID get a tattoo
it would be this:

images.bluekaffee.com

my friend Teresa of TKO Creations makes me Magma T-shirts like that,
no name or explanation, just the Magma logo.

/Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh is one of the greatest albums of all time
//i would wear that tattoo with coolness and pride
 
2012-04-15 12:36:50 AM  

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

If you are a pretty girl with a tattoo, you're either feeling rebellious or are crying for attention.

In either case, therefore, easier to get in the sack.

/kidding
//I feel I shouldn't have to say I'm kidding, but this is Fark - there are doubtlessly people who believe just that


Don't worry, as you said, this is fark. There's no pretty girls here to get insulted by your comment.
 
2012-04-15 12:56:27 AM  
www.motifake.com
 
2012-04-15 01:01:48 AM  
So I shouldn't get YOLO tattooed on my neck?
 
2012-04-15 01:02:42 AM  

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

If you are a pretty girl with a tattoo, you're either feeling rebellious or are crying for attention.

In either case, therefore, easier to get in the sack.

/kidding
//I feel I shouldn't have to say I'm kidding, but this is Fark - there are doubtlessly people who believe just that

Don't worry, as you said, this is fark. There's no pretty girls here to get insulted by your comment.


I beg your pardon.

Everyone has different definitions of pretty but I'm not a cave troll. Don't make blanket statements like that or the three of us might leave Fark altogether- oh the horror.

And I don't fit in most people's boxes. I have many MANY tattoos and I'm neither rebellious or crying for attention. I thought long and hard about them and they're easily covered by a simple t shirt. I'm also one of the most conservative people you'll ever meet. I'm not the typical heavily tattooed person.

/off soapbox
 
2012-04-15 01:23:53 AM  
this might be relevant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=ZZ5LpwO-An4 (new window)
 
2012-04-15 01:39:45 AM  
i love tattoos but i don't have any myself. i've always wanted (since i was in elementary school) to get a tattoo on my forearm of a big chinese dragon. as i got older i put it off and put it off, thinking that maybe it was a bad idea and maybe i would outgrow my interest in that kind of imagery. but i'm 32 now and i still want that tattoo. but now i can't get it because i'm over the hill and getting a tattoo like that at my age is kind of lame. i should have gotten that tattoo back when i was in college. i'm sure i would be a happier person right now had i not doubted myself for all those years and just gotten the damn chinese dragon tattoo.
 
2012-04-15 01:44:47 AM  

EL_FABREZ: So I shouldn't get YOLO tattooed on my neck?


If you want to get a neck tat you might as well go for no lo contendre...

Hmm. Or "I didn't do it".
 
2012-04-15 02:14:57 AM  
cdn-i.dmdentertainment.com
 
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