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2014-06-09 08:29:45 AM
Only hipsters whine about hipsters.
 
2014-06-09 10:29:57 AM
All I got was a slideshow about some woman's tattoos. I don't really associate tattoos exclusively with hipsters.
 
2014-06-09 10:36:04 AM

cgraves67: All I got was a slideshow about some woman's tattoos. I don't really associate tattoos exclusively with hipsters.


Yeah, I agree. But When someone starts explaining their tattoos and the "personal meaning" behind them, I immediately have to suppress the urge to roll my eyes and let them know I didn't ask and it is not possible for me to care about it in the slightest.
 
2014-06-09 10:36:54 AM
Yeah, the trend now is to label everyone as a "hipster" apparently. It's got about as much meaning anymore as "mullet", which has now been applied by morons towards any male with long hair.

I'm tired of the 'I don't know what else to label with, so everyone's a hipster'' bullshiat, it shows no imagination.
 
2014-06-09 10:38:03 AM

WinoRhino: cgraves67: All I got was a slideshow about some woman's tattoos. I don't really associate tattoos exclusively with hipsters.

Yeah, I agree. But When someone starts explaining their tattoos and the "personal meaning" behind them, I immediately have to suppress the urge to roll my eyes and let them know I didn't ask and it is not possible for me to care about it in the slightest.


That makes them a "hipster"?
 
2014-06-09 10:40:32 AM

Mikey1969: I'm tired of the 'I don't know what else to label with, so everyone's a hipster'' bullshiat, it shows no imagination.


Right? It's somehow been forgotten in recent years that people can legitimately enjoy or be interested in something without it being some sort of affectation.
 
2014-06-09 10:45:52 AM

WinoRhino: cgraves67: All I got was a slideshow about some woman's tattoos. I don't really associate tattoos exclusively with hipsters.

Yeah, I agree. But When someone starts explaining their tattoos and the "personal meaning" behind them, I immediately have to suppress the urge to roll my eyes and let them know I didn't ask and it is not possible for me to care about it in the slightest.


Looking at a random samplig of the people's occupations:

Bartender
Website owner
fashion assistant
freelance hair & makeup artist
Owner of a 'design & branding firm'

Re-inforces the perception that they might, possibly, be hipsters.
 
2014-06-09 10:46:48 AM

Mikey1969: That makes them a "hipster"?


Nope, I agree with what you said (in fact, I just posted something to that effect.)

My initial post might have been a little unclear because it was being sourced entirely from personal experience. I have tattoos. They have no obvious meaning except the personal reasons I wanted to get them. I don't think anyone else would be fascinated by the story behind them, or find me particularly clever or hip for getting them. Yet it's fairly often when someone finds out that I have tattoos (mine aren't readily visible) that they decide to show me theirs and explain at length why they have them and their meaning. I fake interest to be polite but it's tiring.
 
2014-06-09 10:47:07 AM
Gots to say, that is some mighty fine work on them there tats. Makes an old man want to get one. But I prolly won't. Sigh.
 
2014-06-09 10:47:19 AM

WinoRhino: cgraves67: All I got was a slideshow about some woman's tattoos. I don't really associate tattoos exclusively with hipsters.

Yeah, I agree. But When someone starts explaining their tattoos and the "personal meaning" behind them, I immediately have to suppress the urge to roll my eyes and let them know I didn't ask and it is not possible for me to care about it in the slightest.


I'm on the other side of that one. I have quite a few tattoos and I often get total strangers asking me about what all of them mean, like I'm going to go into the intimate details of my life with someone I just met. It's probably good you don't care in the slightest because many of them probably have personal stories attached that they don't really want to share with everyone.

*this isn't the case with all tattooed people. Some people want to tell you about their stuff, doesn't mean you should write it off. They're probably telling you for a reason.
 
2014-06-09 10:47:50 AM
Bunch of hipsters in this thread whining about people not using the term hipster in the cool way it was intended.
 
2014-06-09 10:52:03 AM
 
2014-06-09 10:53:50 AM

ModernPrimitive01: WinoRhino: cgraves67: All I got was a slideshow about some woman's tattoos. I don't really associate tattoos exclusively with hipsters.

Yeah, I agree. But When someone starts explaining their tattoos and the "personal meaning" behind them, I immediately have to suppress the urge to roll my eyes and let them know I didn't ask and it is not possible for me to care about it in the slightest.

I'm on the other side of that one. I have quite a few tattoos and I often get total strangers asking me about what all of them mean, like I'm going to go into the intimate details of my life with someone I just met. It's probably good you don't care in the slightest because many of them probably have personal stories attached that they don't really want to share with everyone.

*this isn't the case with all tattooed people. Some people want to tell you about their stuff, doesn't mean you should write it off. They're probably telling you for a reason.


I get random people asking about my tattoos, and they look shocked when I tell them that some of my ink is just stuff that I thought looked good.  Yeah, I have several tattoos that have meanings, but I also have some that just look good.
 
2014-06-09 10:55:58 AM

DjangoStonereaver: Re-inforces the perception that they might, possibly, be hipsters.


...or maybe not. What makes a certain job "hipster?"  My grandfather worked in a textile facotry and he had tattoos. I don't think he was a hipster.

I was a free-lance IT consultant for a collection of start-up companies for a few years. That sounds like something vaguely hipster, but I am about as far from hipster as I can get.

But wait! What if being "as far from hipster as I could get" actually MADE me a hipster? Perhaps I was taking this really clever travel-so-far-over-the-horizon approach that it actually wrapped me right back around to hipsterdom? I'd sit in the bar and drink craft beer and make fun of the hipsters for drinking PBR, but that was just my way of out hipstering them! I had already progressed from PBR and adjucts right through to big frothy hop bomb IPAs!

lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-06-09 10:59:22 AM
ModernPrimitive01:


I'm on the other side of that one. I have quite a few tattoos and I often get total strangers asking me about what all of them mean, like I'm going to go into the intimate details of my life with someone I just met. It's probably good you don't care in the slightest because many of them probably have personal stories attached that they don't really want to share with everyone.

*this isn't the case with all tattooed people. Some people want to tell you about their stuff, doesn't mean you should write it off. They're probably telling you for a reason.


I have a daisy tattoo.  People ask me all the time what it means.  It means I like daisies.  Then they look all offended because there's not some deep, spiritual meaning behind it....
 
kab
2014-06-09 11:01:50 AM
Hipster, per FARK:   Anyone that likes something I don't.
 
2014-06-09 11:09:29 AM
I didn't see any hipsters
 
2014-06-09 11:19:50 AM
Ordinary people with mostly generic tattoos.

Meh.
 
2014-06-09 11:20:36 AM

WinoRhino: DjangoStonereaver: Re-inforces the perception that they might, possibly, be hipsters.

...or maybe not. What makes a certain job "hipster?"  My grandfather worked in a textile facotry and he had tattoos. I don't think he was a hipster.

I was a free-lance IT consultant for a collection of start-up companies for a few years. That sounds like something vaguely hipster, but I am about as far from hipster as I can get.

But wait! What if being "as far from hipster as I could get" actually MADE me a hipster? Perhaps I was taking this really clever travel-so-far-over-the-horizon approach that it actually wrapped me right back around to hipsterdom? I'd sit in the bar and drink craft beer and make fun of the hipsters for drinking PBR, but that was just my way of out hipstering them! I had already progressed from PBR and adjucts right through to big frothy hop bomb IPAs!


It's hipsters all the way down....
 
2014-06-09 11:24:55 AM

ModernPrimitive01: WinoRhino: cgraves67: All I got was a slideshow about some woman's tattoos. I don't really associate tattoos exclusively with hipsters.

Yeah, I agree. But When someone starts explaining their tattoos and the "personal meaning" behind them, I immediately have to suppress the urge to roll my eyes and let them know I didn't ask and it is not possible for me to care about it in the slightest.

I'm on the other side of that one. I have quite a few tattoos and I often get total strangers asking me about what all of them mean, like I'm going to go into the intimate details of my life with someone I just met. It's probably good you don't care in the slightest because many of them probably have personal stories attached that they don't really want to share with everyone.

*this isn't the case with all tattooed people. Some people want to tell you about their stuff, doesn't mean you should write it off. They're probably telling you for a reason.


If the tattoos in question are plainly visible while you are normally clothed, then I would assume you pretty much intend people to see them. If you intend people to see them, but never mention them, that is a little weird, imo.
 
2014-06-09 11:27:03 AM
that was a neat article about circus freaks.
 
2014-06-09 11:28:42 AM

deana: I have a daisy tattoo.  People ask me all the time what it means.  It means I like daisies.  Then they look all offended because there's not some deep, spiritual meaning behind it....


Well next time try something along the lines of, "I once killed a man with a Daisy BB gun and left him to rot in the desert. It was the most cathartic experience of my life."
You might want to modify that a bit, though, because I plan on using that one on the new guy at the water cooler today. I've decided he needs a daily dose of Colonel Kurtz.
 
2014-06-09 11:41:16 AM
I think the whole hipster look is just the latest thing for followers.

I was at a big car show over the weekend.  It's amazing how many people were attired in the hipster style.  They all had very similar looks and you could have lumped them all together and called them a single group very easily.  Why do they all look so similar?  They all wear similar styles of clothes and hair and piercings.  It's no different than 30 years ago except what the current group of followers does has changed.

This song sums it up pretty well, and is over 20 years old now.

http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=351wGhomUNI

In short, they're just the "monkey see, monkey do" types.  They've always existed.  They will always exist.  They will change what they look like over time because a new group of followers will grow into their roles that will reject the previous group as mainstream.  My initial reaction is to think of them as weak-minded since they're all the same because they're trying to be different.
 
2014-06-09 11:46:51 AM
SewerSquirrels:
Well next time try something along the lines of, "I once killed a man with a Daisy BB gun and left him to rot in the desert. It was the most cathartic experience of my life."
You might want to modify that a bit, though, because I plan on using that one on the new guy at the water cooler today. I've decided he needs a daily dose of Colonel Kurtz.


I like....
 
2014-06-09 12:05:56 PM
tattoos usually are ugly wastes of otherwise beautiful skin that make the owner look 20 IQ points dumber than they probably are.

These were no exception.
 
2014-06-09 12:06:00 PM
My tattoos are there to remind me of a time when I had more money than brains.
 
2014-06-09 12:27:48 PM

uttertosh: tattoos usually are ugly wastes of otherwise beautiful skin that make the owner look 20 IQ points dumber than they probably are.

These were no exception.


Wow. That's a hell if an ignorant statemt.
 
2014-06-09 12:51:12 PM
What kind of a douchebag idiot would think that permanently marking up their body is a good thing? Especially since as they age, the tattos will fade and the skin will sag.
 
2014-06-09 12:54:09 PM

uttertosh: tattoos usually are ugly wastes of otherwise beautiful skin that make the owner look 20 IQ points dumber than they probably are.

These were no exception.


I also have opinions that I sometimes state as facts. It gives people the impression that I'm 20 IQ points dumber.
 
2014-06-09 12:54:11 PM
Tattoos alone don't make someone a hipster.

This is a hipster:
www.arktimes.com
 
2014-06-09 12:57:38 PM

HopScotchNSoda: Tattoos alone don't make someone a hipster.

This is a hipster:


img.fark.net

For all the times I've seen this pic, I never noticed the guy on the right with the early 80s era calculator
watch. That's an even stronger hipster signifier.
 
2014-06-09 01:03:35 PM
So mostly attractive women with tatoos are hipsters now?
 
2014-06-09 01:06:46 PM
I thought about half of them looked interesting, i.e. at first glance I could tell it was something I hadn't seen before and it was executed by someone with genuine talent.

I thought the other half looked like undifferentiated smudges at first glance.

Maybe I just like designs with some 'white space' in there somewhere.
 
2014-06-09 01:07:59 PM
I'm sorry.I don't know how or why that got double-posted.
 
2014-06-09 01:09:35 PM
...there's more than one kind?
 
2014-06-09 01:16:18 PM

kab: Hipster, per FARK:   Anyone that likes something I don't.


or, someone who likes something that i like, but to a different degree.

(essentially, anyone that is not me)
 
2014-06-09 01:30:42 PM

Talented Ass Clown: uttertosh: tattoos usually are ugly wastes of otherwise beautiful skin that make the owner look 20 IQ points dumber than they probably are.

These were no exception.

Wow. That's a hell if an ignorant statemt.



SewerSquirrels: I also have opinions that I sometimes state as facts. It gives people the impression that I'm 20 IQ points dumber.


 sorry that you both require 'IMHO' to be written behind things for clarification.

/So, what's your tattoo of?
 
2014-06-09 01:34:21 PM

DjangoStonereaver: HopScotchNSoda: Tattoos alone don't make someone a hipster.

This is a hipster:



For all the times I've seen this pic, I never noticed the guy on the right with the early 80s era calculator
watch. That's an even stronger hipster signifier.


I had that watch when I was a kid. It was like a super calculator watch iirc.
 
2014-06-09 01:37:43 PM

SewerSquirrels: uttertosh: tattoos usually are ugly wastes of otherwise beautiful skin that make the owner look 20 IQ points dumber than they probably are.

These were no exception.

I also have opinions that I sometimes state as facts. It gives people the impression that I'm 20 IQ points dumber.


Aaaaaand we are done.
 
2014-06-09 01:41:17 PM

Talented Ass Clown: SewerSquirrels: uttertosh: tattoos usually are ugly wastes of otherwise beautiful skin that make the owner look 20 IQ points dumber than they probably are.

These were no exception.

I also have opinions that I sometimes state as facts. It gives people the impression that I'm 20 IQ points dumber.

Aaaaaand we are done.


so, what is your tattoo of?
 
2014-06-09 01:43:37 PM

HopScotchNSoda: I'm sorry.I don't know how or why that got double-posted.


It got double posted because I re-pasted the picture manually when I quoted your post.  It was nothing
you did.

I didn't want to assume that my comment would be almost immediately below yours, Fark being what it is.
 
2014-06-09 01:45:11 PM
Tattoos are worthless. Good for you if you have one. Doesn't make you any cooler. Which is the purpose behind all tattoos no matter how much the wearer goes into "personal history" and that bullshiat. "I have tattoos, I'm better than you". That's the attitude of every single tattooed freak out there. Granted, having a tattoo doesn't make you like that, but people who have many tattoos very very often are.
 
2014-06-09 01:51:48 PM

rocky_howard: Tattoos are worthless. Good for you if you have one. Doesn't make you any cooler. Which is the purpose behind all tattoos no matter how much the wearer goes into "personal history" and that bullshiat. "I have tattoos, I'm better than you". That's the attitude of every single tattooed freak out there. Granted, having a tattoo doesn't make you like that, but people who have many tattoos very very often are.


oops... you didn't say 'IMHO' and now you're even worse than them.
 
2014-06-09 01:53:37 PM
Today's "stylish" tattoos are tomorrow's tribal tats and barbed wire arm bands.

Congrats douche, you just got a permanent mullet and mom jeans.
 
2014-06-09 02:03:55 PM
s2.r29static.com

"In 1994, I was 18 and deeply involved in the Hare Krishna hard-core music movement. I hung out at the temple on the Lower East Side and interned at a Hare Krishna record label. I found an outline of a stylized lotus flower in a book at the temple and Xeroxed the page. I went to a place called Mackenzie's Tattoo in Carmel, NY, since tattooing was still illegal in NYC and got it inked on my leg. I remember my mom not being all that psyched on that one."

Urge to mete out physical pain increasing...
 
kab
2014-06-09 02:12:38 PM

rocky_howard: That's the attitude of every single tattooed freak out there. Granted, having a tattoo doesn't make you like that


wtfamireading
 
2014-06-09 02:20:22 PM
APO_Buddha:

I get random people asking about my tattoos, and they look shocked when I tell them that some of my ink is just stuff that I thought looked good.  Yeah, I have several tattoos that have meanings, but I also have some that just look good.

Yep.  When I got my first one, the standard procedure was to walk into the shop and pick out some flash.  Most of the flash was hand-drawn and specific to the shop, but it wasn't "custom" in the sense that nobody else would ever have the same tattoo.

I have a lot of flash pieces and a lot of custom work, but the older I get the more I'm drawn back to original flash, especially for souvenir pieces (picked up in historical shops or by significant artists).

Tattoos don't always have to be a story-time prompt.  Sometimes it's simply a matter of individual aesthetics.
 
2014-06-09 02:22:43 PM
Hey maan my tatts are deep and meaningful to me, I dont care what anyone thinks about them, I got them for me.

That's why I got them on my back and shoulders where I can't see them, and I wear tank tops every time i'm out in public.
 
2014-06-09 02:28:29 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: [s2.r29static.com image 850x1275]

"In 1994, I was 18 and deeply involved in the Hare Krishna hard-core music movement. I hung out at the temple on the Lower East Side and interned at a Hare Krishna record label. I found an outline of a stylized lotus flower in a book at the temple and Xeroxed the page. I went to a place called Mackenzie's Tattoo in Carmel, NY, since tattooing was still illegal in NYC and got it inked on my leg. I remember my mom not being all that psyched on that one."


If the writers of Portlandia created that, they would toss it in the writer's room garbage can for being too on the nose and lacking subtlety.
 
2014-06-09 02:32:21 PM

kab: rocky_howard: That's the attitude of every single tattooed freak out there. Granted, having a tattoo doesn't make you like that

wtfamireading


Getting ONE tattoo doesn't make you a tattoo freak, just like having sex with ONE woman doesn't make you a sex freak or getting ONE hit of a bong doesn't make you a junkie freak.

Not even two or three if they're small and inconspicuous.

Talking about the people with sleeves or multiple visible large tattoos.

Learn2Read.
 
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