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(Mirror.co.uk)   Man goes out to find out why a full-face tattooed man can't get a job, with surprising results   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 139
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2014-02-06 07:50:01 AM  
I'm so edgy, I have no ink.
 
2014-02-06 07:50:37 AM  

jdjoker: Depends on the font. Old English? Awesome. Comic Sans, Papyrus, or any version of Arial? DIAF.

/honestly thought it was *into* the breach, too


Depends on which version you go with.
Can't stand old English, despite that it probably would have been appropriate. It's too hard to read most of the time and the font size I ended up with is relatively small.
 
2014-02-06 07:54:39 AM  

Ivandrago: jdjoker: Depends on the font. Old English? Awesome. Comic Sans, Papyrus, or any version of Arial? DIAF.

/honestly thought it was *into* the breach, too

Depends on which version you go with.
Can't stand old English, despite that it probably would have been appropriate. It's too hard to read most of the time and the font size I ended up with is relatively small.


Actually the "right" thing to use would be Secretary Hand, but it looks a lot like Elvish (you can guess why).  Here's Shakespeare's will:

 upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-02-06 07:58:42 AM  

Slaxl: I met a girl with a tattoo inked up the side of her body, with a pathetic "inspirational" quote about love. The quote itself was the kind of brainless mush people think is deep, but in reality devoid of intelligence. It would have been bad enough posted on Facebook, like many reprobates do, but to get it tattoo'd all up the side of her body? It's just ... baffling.

I don't care about normal tattoos, pictures n' stuff, not my thing but go for it, I can at least understand why people do it, but the quotations? They're always 100% awful. Can someone put a stop to it? Thanks.


This is the kind of tattoo hate I can get behind.  Not a blanket hatred of them all, but a judge of character based on content.

Although, I say, don't stop it.  It's good for the vapid to out themselves.

MightyPez: Oh thank god, I thought I was the only one. The one that irrationally makes my blood boil is when they get the standard "Live, Laugh, Love" which is the same slogan found on every dollar store wall placard. What the fark does this mean??? Are you reminding people to experience the gamut of human emotions like they would somehow forget?


Something that simple is not necessarily indicative of vapidness(or whatever trait).  Coupled with other behavior, then yeah.

Some cliche's are just as they appear, the correlation of them on vapid people can be very high.  However, with some people, there is a personal meaning that goes beyond empty sentiments.

Much like a military tattoo it can be a symbol for life changing or otherwise meaningful experience.  Not all people get a tattoo just to have a tattoo, many get one to commemorate something important to them.  Many simple tattoos, in their working or their content, have fantastic stories and meanings behind them.  That is, if you care for other people or find other people's live's interesting.  Many don't decorate themselves for you(collective), or even for attention at all.

That's the thing that bugs me, and you(personal) may not be one of them, but a lot of people on fark are so eager to stereotype and lump all peopel with tattoos into a single category, really it boggles the mind.

At least you note the "irrational" thing, you recognize it, so props there.

/eh enough rambling
//sick-day from work - migrane - so pardon me for possibly not making sense
 
2014-02-06 08:03:43 AM  
"Back outside, a charity collector asks if I'm going to a fancy dress party as character from the movie Avatar."

Now that that's covered...
 
2014-02-06 08:09:26 AM  
You know who else liked arm tattoos?
 
2014-02-06 08:16:06 AM  
Dwight_Yeast:Actually the "right" thing to use would be Secretary Hand, but it looks a lot like Elvish (you can guess why).  Here's Shakespeare's will:

 [upload.wikimedia.org image 538x521]


That's an awesome style and I wish I had known about it at the time. Now I need another Shakespeare quote so I can get it done with that font. Did Shakespeare say anything interesting about lawyers?
All kidding aside, that would have been a great look, but still hard to read.
 
2014-02-06 08:20:37 AM  

TenJed_77: Oh look, it's that tattoo thread again


Oh look its that moran with nothing to say again
 
2014-02-06 08:28:24 AM  
The doorman just smiles and hold the door open but a security guard stops me in the lobby. "That's a face tattoo, yes?" he says. "Hang on a minute, let me just ring the security and make sure that fits with our dress code."

"Sir, a chap just came in who appears to have drawn a tattoo on his face."  "Yes, it looks like he used a set of multi-color marking pens."  "Yes, I'd guess that it is for a Mirror feature piece."  "Okay, I'll let him in."
 

But after a very brief call to his boss, he puts down the phone and beckons me into the fragrance department where, far from sending staff screaming, I'm offered a spray of Gucci aftershave.
 
2014-02-06 08:31:59 AM  

Slaxl: I met a girl with a tattoo inked up the side of her body, with a pathetic "inspirational" quote about love. The quote itself was the kind of brainless mush people think is deep, but in reality devoid of intelligence. It would have been bad enough posted on Facebook, like many reprobates do, but to get it tattoo'd all up the side of her body? It's just ... baffling.


 
2014-02-06 08:32:40 AM  
What's with all the "dress codes" for getting into businesses? I guess a fancy restaurant might require a jacket and tie, but I can't say that I have ever actually been to a place that even does that.
 
2014-02-06 08:40:10 AM  
All I know is I wouldn't want a permanent reminder of what my 18 year old self thought was edgy/profound/cool/intelligent/meaningful
 
2014-02-06 08:40:34 AM  

vudukungfu: I'm so edgy, I have no ink.


Oh yeah?  Well, I'm so inky, I have no edge!

/that didn't make much sense, did it?
//Squidward
 
2014-02-06 08:52:50 AM  

Baryogenesis: All I know is I wouldn't want a permanent reminder of what my 18 year old self thought was edgy/profound/cool/intelligent/meaningful


In high school I honed a personal style that was a mix of granola crunchy (think those skirts and dresses they sell in stores that reek of patchouli) and Ally Sheedy's character in The Breakfast Club.

I can't imagine what I would do if I had to dress that way 24/7.
 
2014-02-06 09:07:23 AM  
If I ever got some sort of quotation or motto tattooed on me, it would be "Dum vivamus vivamus."
 
2014-02-06 09:11:20 AM  

Somacandra: No, he was gauging reactions when trying to enter a place as a customer. Not a job applicant. Huge difference. Most places will gladly take your money if you have visible tattoos. The problem/hypocrisy is that the same person wouldn't be able to be hired there to take someone else's money.


Feel free to start a business and hire circus freaks to do jobs where they interact with your customers. I'll be waiting to buy all your equipment in the eventual bankruptcy sale.
 
2014-02-06 09:12:07 AM  

GameSprocket: What's with all the "dress codes" for getting into businesses? I guess a fancy restaurant might require a jacket and tie, but I can't say that I have ever actually been to a place that even does that.


Yeah WTF...

A face tattoo violates a dress code? Why? He is wearing the proper attire.

I know this is the UK and all but I'm thinking in the us, being denied access for a tattoo is grounds for a 'suin...
 
2014-02-06 09:14:03 AM  

skinink: i think it's so stupid when i see these young adults who are covered in them and expect me to be impressed. tats are ugly to me. i would never even consider getting one. it makes me laugh when i hear people say that they got theirs to define who they are personally. hahaha, are you kidding me? how can they be individuals when they are the very definition of conformity? EVERYONE nowadays, seems to have them. i have noticed also that many people who have them want people to be scared of them. why? why should i be scared of you? what,because you're a nut case with poor impulse control?it's like ok i get it; you have a lot of tattoos. i get it,you like wasting your money.

i get it,you have a disposable income. why don't these people really try to be different? whenever they do get 'em,their tats are ALWAYS--- THE SAME! hey look at me, i have a tribal tat. yeah, you and 47 million others.what's your point?you wanna impress me? don't get one! tats are almost always associated with people who make bad choices in life. some of these choices affect only them,but unfortunately, most of their choices negatively impact innocent people's lives. like gangs-for instance;they are always covered in them.


I... -_-.

lygsbtd.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-06 09:26:54 AM  

GameSprocket: What's with all the "dress codes" for getting into businesses? I guess a fancy restaurant might require a jacket and tie, but I can't say that I have ever actually been to a place that even does that.


Yeah, don't the salespeople just ignore you if you don't meet whatever look they're going for?
 
2014-02-06 10:01:48 AM  

stewbert: GameSprocket: What's with all the "dress codes" for getting into businesses? I guess a fancy restaurant might require a jacket and tie, but I can't say that I have ever actually been to a place that even does that.

Yeah, don't the salespeople just ignore you if you don't meet whatever look they're going for?


Yes, I've been ignored every time I have stepped into Artvan.  Once, I did get some attention, well more precisely my wife got the attention and they at that point had to acknowledge me.  And I've never gone in there in my shabby dress down chore clothes, casual, but not junk clothes.  Weird to get treated that way by a furniture store.
 
2014-02-06 10:09:02 AM  

Ivandrago: Slaxl: I met a girl with a tattoo inked up the side of her body, with a pathetic "inspirational" quote about love. The quote itself was the kind of brainless mush people think is deep, but in reality devoid of intelligence. It would have been bad enough posted on Facebook, like many reprobates do, but to get it tattoo'd all up the side of her body? It's just ... baffling.

I don't care about normal tattoos, pictures n' stuff, not my thing but go for it, I can at least understand why people do it, but the quotations? They're always 100% awful. Can someone put a stop to it? Thanks.

I've got "once more unto the breach dear friends, once more" from Henry V on my right arm to commemorate going to Iraq a second time with the same group of close friends I went with the first time. Is that awful?


That's terrible - no capitalization?? No punctuation? UGH!
 
2014-02-06 10:52:15 AM  
Those anatomy textbook tattoos freak me out.
 
2014-02-06 10:55:52 AM  
Whaaaaaaaaaah. I went way out of my way to project the fact that I am different and now everyone treats me differently!!!!! Whaaaaaaaaahhhhhh
 
2014-02-06 10:59:51 AM  

CMYK and PMS: TenJed_77: Oh look, it's that tattoo thread again

Oh look its that moran with nothing to say again


t2.gstatic.com
 
2014-02-06 11:10:06 AM  

skinink: i think it's so stupid when i see these young adults who are covered in them and expect me to be impressed. tats are ugly to me. i would never even consider getting one. it makes me laugh when i hear people say that they got theirs to define who they are personally. hahaha, are you kidding me? how can they be individuals when they are the very definition of conformity? EVERYONE nowadays, seems to have them. i have noticed also that many people who have them want people to be scared of them. why? why should i be scared of you? what,because you're a nut case with poor impulse control?it's like ok i get it; you have a lot of tattoos. i get it,you like wasting your money.

i get it,you have a disposable income. why don't these people really try to be different? whenever they do get 'em,their tats are ALWAYS--- THE SAME! hey look at me, i have a tribal tat. yeah, you and 47 million others.what's your point?you wanna impress me? don't get one! tats are almost always associated with people who make bad choices in life. some of these choices affect only them,but unfortunately, most of their choices negatively impact innocent people's lives. like gangs-for instance;they are always covered in them.


With a name like SkinInk, I can't really tell if you're serious.

Assuming you are...  You make some good points about tattoos.  But your views are a little too black and white (no pun intended).  You can't just lump everyone together into one pile like that.  By your own admission, "EVERYONE nowadays, seems to have them ".  So, EVERYONE but you is a screwed up degenerate?

Sheesh...  Get over yourself.  If you don't want tattoos, don't get them.  End of story.
 
2014-02-06 11:14:44 AM  

bakarocket: Maybe next time, instead of simply seeing a tattoo and thinking, "Wow, what an idiot," you could consider what made the person get it.


I do consider all of the possible factors:
- poor impulse control
- unable to resist peer pressure
- temporary insanity
- substance abuse problems
- undiagnosed mental disorder
- off their meds
- daddy issues
- multiple felony convictions
 
2014-02-06 11:18:41 AM  
I gotta have a good lol and guys getting face tatoos so they can look gangsta. Any real gangster would not want to have any identifying marks on their bodys.


Oh look at me I got some tatoos I must be hardcore! Ya bud you and every other shiat for brains retard out there.
 
2014-02-06 11:21:24 AM  
People oppressed because of the choices they made. How awful.
 
2014-02-06 11:22:03 AM  

skinink: i have a tribal tat. yeah, you and 47 million others.what's your point?


I dont mind tats, within reason, but why get tribal tats when you arent in that tribe? I dont get it. It's like getting a david star when you arent a jew.
 
2014-02-06 11:34:47 AM  

Somacandra: No, he was gauging reactions when trying to enter a place as a customer. Not a job applicant. Huge difference. Most places will gladly take your money if you have visible tattoos. The problem/hypocrisy is that the same person wouldn't be able to be hired there to take someone else's money.


This, although I have to say it's not unusual in downtown Toronto to see any amount of facial tattoos ranging from "prison" to "I was in that issue of Re/Search in the '80s".

You know you live fairly far downtown when you can hear people's genital piercings clinking on panties-optional hot summer days.
 
2014-02-06 11:35:13 AM  
He din't just draw the beard on?
 
2014-02-06 11:37:38 AM  
Facial tattoos are almost never an improvement.
 
2014-02-06 11:38:25 AM  

Ivandrago: Dwight_Yeast:Actually the "right" thing to use would be Secretary Hand, but it looks a lot like Elvish (you can guess why).  Here's Shakespeare's will:

 [upload.wikimedia.org image 538x521]

That's an awesome style and I wish I had known about it at the time. Now I need another Shakespeare quote so I can get it done with that font. Did Shakespeare say anything interesting about lawyers?
All kidding aside, that would have been a great look, but still hard to read.


he did, but it'd be tough to get as a tatoo (the 'kill all the lawyers' quote within its full context)
 
2014-02-06 11:39:51 AM  

Slaxl: I met a girl with a tattoo inked up the side of her body, with a pathetic "inspirational" quote about love. The quote itself was the kind of brainless mush people think is deep, but in reality devoid of intelligence. It would have been bad enough posted on Facebook, like many reprobates do, but to get it tattoo'd all up the side of her body? It's just ... baffling.

I don't care about normal tattoos, pictures n' stuff, not my thing but go for it, I can at least understand why people do it, but the quotations? They're always 100% awful. Can someone put a stop to it? Thanks.


The really crappy tats that seem to be popular right now is some sh*tty saying from a Hallmark card written in cursive right below the neck. That, and those stupid nautical stars. Almost every hipster has those tats and act like it makes them so special and unique.
 
2014-02-06 11:40:55 AM  

Bukharin: skinink: i have a tribal tat. yeah, you and 47 million others.what's your point?

I dont mind tats, within reason, but why get tribal tats when you arent in that tribe? I dont get it. It's like getting a david star when you arent a jew.


But what if you are jewish?
 
2014-02-06 11:50:23 AM  
I'm covered in natural tattoos.

/freckles
//ginger
///suck it haters
 
2014-02-06 11:59:23 AM  

MightyPez: Bukharin: skinink: i have a tribal tat. yeah, you and 47 million others.what's your point?

I dont mind tats, within reason, but why get tribal tats when you arent in that tribe? I dont get it. It's like getting a david star when you arent a jew.

But what if you are jewish?


then you would be part of that tribe, wouldnt you?
 
2014-02-06 12:00:15 PM  
Personally, I find ink facinating. I'll walk right up to you and ask you about yours. There's always a story.
 
2014-02-06 12:03:02 PM  

MightyPez: Bukharin: skinink: i have a tribal tat. yeah, you and 47 million others.what's your point?

I dont mind tats, within reason, but why get tribal tats when you arent in that tribe? I dont get it. It's like getting a david star when you arent a jew.

But what if you are jewish?


I thought tattoos weren't considered "kosher" for Jews.  Maybe, I heard wrong.

/ No tats
// Not Jewish
 
2014-02-06 12:03:18 PM  

Bukharin: MightyPez: Bukharin: skinink: i have a tribal tat. yeah, you and 47 million others.what's your point?

I dont mind tats, within reason, but why get tribal tats when you arent in that tribe? I dont get it. It's like getting a david star when you arent a jew.

But what if you are jewish?

then you would be part of that tribe, wouldnt you?


Unfortunately the italics in what I was trying to emphasize weren't easy to spot.

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-06 12:06:42 PM  

MightyPez: Bukharin: skinink: i have a tribal tat. yeah, you and 47 million others.what's your point?

I dont mind tats, within reason, but why get tribal tats when you arent in that tribe? I dont get it. It's like getting a david star when you arent a jew.

But what if you are jewish?


Then you couldn't be buried in a Jewish cemetery.
 
2014-02-06 12:10:34 PM  
she tells me. "But having it on the face is just weird.
"I'm not saying someone who has one is unfriendly or a bad person - I am open-minded.
"But put it this way, if my daughter had a tattoo put on her face I'd disown her!"


The statements immediately preceding and following the one about you being open-minded proves that you are in fact not as open-minded as you would like other people to think. Just sayin'.
 
2014-02-06 12:14:39 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Somacandra: No, he was gauging reactions when trying to enter a place as a customer. Not a job applicant. Huge difference. Most places will gladly take your money if you have visible tattoos. The problem/hypocrisy is that the same person wouldn't be able to be hired there to take someone else's money.

Given some of the clientèle the Ritz has handled in the last century, having facial tattoos isn't going to phase them in the least.

I think this guy did the facial tattoo thing about as well as anyone:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 450x886]


If he's ever in a serious car crash, the paramedics are going to have a laugh.
 
2014-02-06 12:16:06 PM  

MightyPez: Slaxl: I met a girl with a tattoo inked up the side of her body, with a pathetic "inspirational" quote about love. The quote itself was the kind of brainless mush people think is deep, but in reality devoid of intelligence. It would have been bad enough posted on Facebook, like many reprobates do, but to get it tattoo'd all up the side of her body? It's just ... baffling.

I don't care about normal tattoos, pictures n' stuff, not my thing but go for it, I can at least understand why people do it, but the quotations? They're always 100% awful. Can someone put a stop to it? Thanks.

Oh thank god, I thought I was the only one. The one that irrationally makes my blood boil is when they get the standard "Live, Laugh, Love" which is the same slogan found on every dollar store wall placard. What the fark does this mean??? Are you reminding people to experience the gamut of human emotions like they would somehow forget?


No, it informs people that shallow, thoughtless cretins get inked with today's equivalent of the "Hang in there, baby" poster of a kitten being abused.
 
2014-02-06 12:17:43 PM  

Ivandrago: the fact that I was in the military will get me a pass because one of the good things about working in a very conservative place is that they usually give veterans a pass on stuff like that.


Replace "military" with "Vatican" and "veterans" with "priests" and it reads a little more sinisterly.
 
2014-02-06 12:21:46 PM  

Ivandrago: Slaxl: I met a girl with a tattoo inked up the side of her body, with a pathetic "inspirational" quote about love. The quote itself was the kind of brainless mush people think is deep, but in reality devoid of intelligence. It would have been bad enough posted on Facebook, like many reprobates do, but to get it tattoo'd all up the side of her body? It's just ... baffling.

I don't care about normal tattoos, pictures n' stuff, not my thing but go for it, I can at least understand why people do it, but the quotations? They're always 100% awful. Can someone put a stop to it? Thanks.

I've got "once more unto the breach dear friends, once more" from Henry V on my right arm to commemorate going to Iraq a second time with the same group of close friends I went with the first time. Is that awful?


It's a literary illusion. A tramp stamp that reads PROPETY OF TYRONE is a horrible warning.
 
2014-02-06 12:25:17 PM  

GameSprocket: What's with all the "dress codes" for getting into businesses? I guess a fancy restaurant might require a jacket and tie, but I can't say that I have ever actually been to a place that even does that.


May I interest you in a slightly used penis gourd? I'd post a picture, but based on the post deletion I scored yesterday for a profile shot of Liz Hurley's backside, I would ask you to just GIS it.

/penis gourd.
 
2014-02-06 12:27:53 PM  

give me doughnuts: Dum vivamus vivamus


Subtle, that spelling error. If you pronounce it correctly, it sounds like Elmerius Fuddio. The how-wah, the how-wah.
 
2014-02-06 12:32:34 PM  

Hawnkee: [www.vaporsnyc.com image 610x629]


Strange.  Both my forearms are tattooed, and my W-2 says I paid about $18,200 in taxes last year.

Perhaps I should let the IRS know about this picture, and they'll give it all back.
 
2014-02-06 12:50:22 PM  

99sportster: Hawnkee: [www.vaporsnyc.com image 610x629]

Strange.  Both my forearms are tattooed, and my W-2 says I paid about $18,200 in taxes last year.

Perhaps I should let the IRS know about this picture, and they'll give it all back.


Perhaps a person with fewer tattoos could have sheltered their money a little better.
 
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