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2014-06-14 12:43:58 PM  
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2014-06-14 12:46:55 PM  
Let's not forget.

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2014-06-14 12:50:40 PM  
I agree with all of them except #2. Tattoos to me should have personal meaning to them. My 2 memorials to my deceased father and brother are beautiful and I get compliments on them all the time. (ones and owl and the other is an eagle) They have their initials under each one. If that makes me tacky or an idiot so be it. I think the author is an arsehole.

See, I can be judgmental too.
 
2014-06-14 01:00:40 PM  
I'm very ambivalent about this issue. Don't have one, don't want one, Wifey has one, doesn't bother me, likewise daughter, co-workers have them, so what, meh. Whatever. The only thing I don't get are the full sleeve/all over the chest/neck/back stuff. But hey, it ain't my body or my money.
 
2014-06-14 01:56:07 PM  
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There's four of them right there
 
2014-06-14 02:00:28 PM  
Guess what, Fark?  While I don't encourage tattoos, especially on women because it tends to mark up their already masterpiece-like bodies, I have accepted-the good tats-on women.

In fact, one I hope to know better has got a huge tattoo. *shrugs* It's tasteful and she's gorgeous. What can I do?
 
2014-06-14 02:01:40 PM  
I'm sorry, I can't hear what he's saying over the sound of his smug douchiness.
 
2014-06-14 02:07:26 PM  
 
2014-06-14 02:09:29 PM  
Tats are farking awesome.
Its like a voluntary scarlet letter program to indicate the trash of society!
 
2014-06-14 02:09:52 PM  
They can't all be this awesome...

www.angryasianman.com
 
2014-06-14 02:10:17 PM  
Is that a Dr Manhattan tattoo? Da fuq?
 
2014-06-14 02:11:01 PM  
Here are my sea lions. They do mean something to me. Obviously I like sea lions. And they are my Zoo tattoos (they are from the Sea Lion Cove sign at the Zoo). I won't bore you all with what the Zoo means to me but I'm alive because of it.

i158.photobucket.com

Judge away.
 
2014-06-14 02:11:47 PM  
Tribal tattoos? Really? I live on Kauai and even the local kids have tribal tattoos. Always fun to watch the face of a big Samoan standing in line behind a bright white tourist with a tribal.
 
2014-06-14 02:12:42 PM  
img.fark.net

At least he buys good shirts.  Shows he cares about this job interview.
 
2014-06-14 02:13:27 PM  
I'm always puzzled by face tattoos. I saw a woman on the bus yesterday. She was attractive, but had brightly coloured hair and some tattoos on her face that were clearly decorative. She walked through the bus, polite, excusing herself as she squeezed past, so she might be a lovely person. But honestly, my first impression was that she was an idiot for tattooing her face.

Personally, I've never been a fan of tattoos, but I've realized that in this day and age, that majority of people have them. While I can't really judge people for having tattoos I find myself judging people based on where the tattoos are. And in a few years, it may be commonplace to have visible tattoos and no one will judge.

I know I'll have people telling me that I shouldn't judge, but it's human nature, you all do it for various reasons. Plus I've known enough tattooed people to know I shouldn't completely dismiss them because they are my friends and family members as well.

But I will never understand why people would permanently mark an easily viewed part of their body with a grotesque Garbage Pail Kid.
 
2014-06-14 02:14:29 PM  

italie: They can't all be this awesome...

[www.angryasianman.com image 640x306]


That is pretty awesome.
 
2014-06-14 02:16:30 PM  
What's this guy got against fish tats?  I can chime off so many other things that end up on someone's body.  A phoenix, a wolf howling, a zodiac sign, a dragon etc.
/no ink
//don't care to get ink
///i like ink if it's well done.
 
2014-06-14 02:17:08 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Tats are farking awesome.
Its like a voluntary scarlet letter program to indicate the trash of society!


Now that's one of the worst troll attempts I've seen in a while.
 
2014-06-14 02:18:10 PM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Here are my sea lions. They do mean something to me. Obviously I like sea lions. And they are my Zoo tattoos (they are from the Sea Lion Cove sign at the Zoo). I won't bore you all with what the Zoo means to me but I'm alive because of it.

[i158.photobucket.com image 850x634]

Judge away.


I shall refer to you as "Sharkbait".
 
2014-06-14 02:18:59 PM  

italie: They can't all be this awesome...


OK, that's awesome.
 
2014-06-14 02:19:06 PM  

italie: They can't all be this awesome...


Ok, that's a good one.
 
2014-06-14 02:19:18 PM  
Let's see:

PHYSICALLY: The risk of getting a disease like Hepatitis from a tattoo artist that is not careful about sterilizing his/her equipment, the pain involved in getting one, the bleeding afterward
That's why you go to a reputable artist. They sterilize and use new needles for all customers. They really don't hurt much. They also don't bleed much at all. Maybe a little while it is being done, and it is stopped before they wash it down and put on a bandage.

MENTALLY: Why would anyone think they need a tattoo to make themselves "better"? Also, if you get a tattoo because you think it's "cool" then you're applying the standards of the world.
What's wrong with "I like this and think it looks nice on me?" Seems to be what most people I know use as their reasoning. That's why I have all of mine.

SOCIALLY: People who have tattoos are often looked down upon as rednecks or low-lifes simply because they have tattoos, and people who have visible tattoos often get passed over for jobs by people who believe tattoos present an unprofessional appearance.
 
2014-06-14 02:20:47 PM  

italie: They can't all be this awesome...

[www.angryasianman.com image 640x306]


img.fark.net
 
2014-06-14 02:21:36 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: I shall refer to you as "Sharkbait".


Better than other things people say.
 
2014-06-14 02:21:40 PM  
Met a couple on a dive trip a few years back. The guys wife was going on and on about the tattoo he had on his ass. Finally got him drunk enough one night and he dropped his pants. It was bugs Bunny jumping towards his asshole with Elmer Fudd hot on his trail. Called him bunny the rest of the trip. Good times.
 
2014-06-14 02:22:38 PM  

Bedstead Polisher: I'm always puzzled by face tattoos. I saw a woman on the bus yesterday. She was attractive, but had brightly coloured hair and some tattoos on her face that were clearly decorative. She walked through the bus, polite, excusing herself as she squeezed past, so she might be a lovely person. But honestly, my first impression was that she was an idiot for tattooing her face.

Personally, I've never been a fan of tattoos, but I've realized that in this day and age, that majority of people have them. While I can't really judge people for having tattoos I find myself judging people based on where the tattoos are. And in a few years, it may be commonplace to have visible tattoos and no one will judge.

I know I'll have people telling me that I shouldn't judge, but it's human nature, you all do it for various reasons. Plus I've known enough tattooed people to know I shouldn't completely dismiss them because they are my friends and family members as well.

But I will never understand why people would permanently mark an easily viewed part of their body with a grotesque Garbage Pail Kid.


I got my tats long ago...before they were considered "in". And, two of them are visible, on my forearms.
I make it a point, and always have, not to judge a book by it's cover. Same as someone being overweight, too tall, too short, "weird looking", whatever. If someone is going to judge me by my tats, and assume I'm someone that I'm not, that's their loss.
 
2014-06-14 02:25:42 PM  

skinink: Let's see:

PHYSICALLY: The risk of getting a disease like Hepatitis from a tattoo artist that is not careful about sterilizing his/her equipment, the pain involved in getting one, the bleeding afterward
That's why you go to a reputable artist. They sterilize and use new needles for all customers. They really don't hurt much. They also don't bleed much at all. Maybe a little while it is being done, and it is stopped before they wash it down and put on a bandage.

MENTALLY: Why would anyone think they need a tattoo to make themselves "better"? Also, if you get a tattoo because you think it's "cool" then you're applying the standards of the world.
What's wrong with "I like this and think it looks nice on me?" Seems to be what most people I know use as their reasoning. That's why I have all of mine.

SOCIALLY: People who have tattoos are often looked down upon as rednecks or low-lifes simply because they have tattoos, and people who have visible tattoos often get passed over for jobs by people who believe tattoos present an unprofessional appearance.


Seems as though YOU are the one judging here...anyone who doesn't fit into that Ken and Barbie stereotype can also be misjudged, which means 99.9999999999999999999% of all humans.
 
2014-06-14 02:26:04 PM  
The only really good tattoo a person could get:

www.theginblog.com
 
2014-06-14 02:26:06 PM  
Don't forget random Chinese words.  Sure, you think you're being deep because you have "Opportunity, fate, and karma" written on your arm.  But every Chinese person is laughing as they see you because you really have "Kung Pao Chicken, Does this tattoo make may wrist look fat, and I blow goats for fun and profit."

/Obviously, this does not apply to actual Chinese people.
 
2014-06-14 02:26:42 PM  
I'm a member of the dwindling minority that believes nearly every tattoo is a bad idea, and nearly everyone looks worse with them than without them. But that doesn't blind me to the fact that TFA is written by a flaming douche.

Or maybe I'm just on the wrong side of Poe's Law again.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-06-14 02:26:42 PM  
oblig.  Don't hate me, tat lovers..

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d23 [TotalFark]
2014-06-14 02:28:16 PM  
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you have to be a BIG Watchman fan to do that.
 
2014-06-14 02:28:51 PM  
1. This is an old thread, but it's one of the funnest old threads there is. Just sad there is no Steve Buscemi quote about tattoos.

2. Is a "tribal" tattoo, cultural appropriation? What does the Social Justice League have to say about tribals?
 
2014-06-14 02:29:31 PM  
Stopped reading after:  In It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia-the only sitcom of the past decade worth watching
 
2014-06-14 02:29:40 PM  
www.sickchirpse.com
 
2014-06-14 02:29:41 PM  
geez, some blog about tat preference.  whoopty-do.  should have stopped at "People like to say that "A tattoo should have meaning," which is ridiculous-after all, most of the time the ink in question is worn on the skin of somebody living a meaningless life, working a meaningless job, and dreaming meaningless dreams."

but instead this was enough:

"In It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia-the only sitcom of the past decade worth watching"

stoppedreadingthere.jpg
 
2014-06-14 02:29:57 PM  

d23: oblig.  Don't hate me, tat lovers..

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Never had a problem getting great jobs with my forearm tatoos.
 
2014-06-14 02:30:26 PM  
dpzum1: ...

I got my tats long ago...before they were considered "in". And, two of them are visible, on my forearms.
I make it a point, and always have, not to judge a book by it's cover. Same as someone being overweight, too tall, too short, "weird looking", whatever. If someone is going to judge me by my tats, and assume I'm someone that I'm not, that's their loss.


You sound fat.

/ j/k
 
2014-06-14 02:32:06 PM  
You what I haven't seen? A tattoo that says: "Tattoo artists suck ass" or something along those lines.

(No, I don't mean that sentiment, just saying in this post-modern world of ours, not everything has been done.)
 
2014-06-14 02:32:39 PM  

dpzum1: I got my tats long ago...before they were considered "in". And, two of them are visible, on my forearms.
I make it a point, and always have, not to judge a book by it's cover. Same as someone being overweight, too tall, too short, "weird looking", whatever. If someone is going to judge me by my tats, and assume I'm someone that I'm not, that's their loss.


And I'd say you're in the majority these days.

Perhaps the reason I judge people with tattoos is because I can't understand the thought process that went into that decision. Especially when this person has chosen whatever tattoo as an image that they want to project to the world, forever.
But if it's someone I will be interacting with on daily basis, I will probably ask them about their tattoos to get that understanding.
 
2014-06-14 02:36:36 PM  

RoyBatty: 1. This is an old thread, but it's one of the funnest old threads there is. Just sad there is no Steve Buscemi quote about tattoos.

2. Is a "tribal" tattoo, cultural appropriation? What does the Social Justice League have to say about tribals?


"Hey, Superman, did you see Wonder Woman's new Tattoo? Looks like she got some kind of weird tribal tramp stamp on her back."

"That's not a tattoo, Bruce. A Super-cumshot is like a shotgun blast, and not even Amazonian skin is tough enough to withstand the jizz of steel."
 
2014-06-14 02:38:08 PM  

oldsbone: Don't forget random Chinese words.  Sure, you think you're being deep because you have "Opportunity, fate, and karma" written on your arm.  But every Chinese person is laughing as they see you because you really have "Kung Pao Chicken, Does this tattoo make may wrist look fat, and I blow goats for fun and profit."

/Obviously, this does not apply to actual Chinese people.


Came to say Chinese words that are not what you think they are, leaving disappointed, heh heh
 
2014-06-14 02:38:44 PM  
I rather like the idea of turning the body into a canvas but I'm too indecisive to ever settle on a single image, hence no tattoos for me.
 
2014-06-14 02:39:01 PM  
I love Christmas Abbott, beautiful girl.  Great competitor.

But the tattoo makes her look like someone drew on her with magic marker and she didn't bother to wash it off.

It's not a deal breaker for me, but I'm not a fan.

carrotsncake.com
 
2014-06-14 02:41:45 PM  
Imma get a tattoo that says 'tattoo'.  Chicks are gonna love it.
 
2014-06-14 02:41:54 PM  
From the page:

Am I A Racist? Depends On What You Mean By "Racist"

It used to be that a "racist" was simply someone who hated others for their skin color. By that definition, I am not, nor have I ever been, a racist.


So that's a yes, then.
 
2014-06-14 02:42:13 PM  
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No problems getting a job here.
 
2014-06-14 02:42:37 PM  
I have a butterfly with a kind of swirly tribal-looking band around it around my ankle so I'm an idiot, I guess. Got it just to get one, end of thought process.

/It's easy to hide for job interviews.
 
2014-06-14 02:43:50 PM  
I have nothing against tattoos one way or the other but I'm always shocked at how many people walk around with crap work. I mean, it's going to be on your body for a really long time - can't you put in a little time and effort to find a good artist?

A woman I work with has a tattoo on her shoulder. I don't know if it was just badly done originally or if it's worn really poorly, but even when sitting next to her I can't tell what it's supposed to be. So for all intents and purposes she's sporting a big bluish blob.
 
2014-06-14 02:43:59 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: [www.sickchirpse.com image 670x503]


lols
 
2014-06-14 02:46:37 PM  
meh, he says about loved ones. I have my sister's who committed suicide nickname in a small font in my back to the right as a form of an homage, especially now that I live thousands of miles away from home.

Now, boyfriends/girlfriends/wife/husband, that's stupid.
 
2014-06-14 02:46:59 PM  
I just got a tattoo.

It says, "Your blog sucks."
 
2014-06-14 02:49:22 PM  
All tattoos are stupid.
 
2014-06-14 02:49:59 PM  
cdn.ebaumsworld.com

/Legendary
 
2014-06-14 02:50:26 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Tats are farking awesome.
Its like a voluntary scarlet letter program to indicate the trash of society!


i236.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-14 02:50:30 PM  

Begoggle: All tattoos are stupid.


What if that was the tattoo?
 
2014-06-14 02:50:41 PM  

Delta1212: From the page:

Am I A Racist? Depends On What You Mean By "Racist"

It used to be that a "racist" was simply someone who hated others for their skin color. By that definition, I am not, nor have I ever been, a racist.

So that's a yes, then.


Sounds like Farkers who try to argue over the definition of pedophile.
 
2014-06-14 02:51:44 PM  
Only 5?

tat2x.files.wordpress.com
Uh, subby...
 
2014-06-14 02:52:21 PM  
"Ceci n'est pas une tattoo"
 
2014-06-14 02:52:41 PM  

Begoggle: Delta1212: From the page:

Am I A Racist? Depends On What You Mean By "Racist"

It used to be that a "racist" was simply someone who hated others for their skin color. By that definition, I am not, nor have I ever been, a racist.

So that's a yes, then.

Sounds like Farkers who try to argue over the definition of pedophile.


Hey now. Don't hate me because I can read a little Greek and you can't.
 
2014-06-14 02:53:07 PM  

nitefallz: Stopped reading after:  In It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia-the only sitcom of the past decade worth watching


At least he telegraphed the smug douche vibe early.
 
2014-06-14 02:55:39 PM  
Can't forget these classics:

blogs.riverfronttimes.com

www.sickchirpse.com

media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com

cdn.fashionablygeek.com

totallycoolpix.com
 
2014-06-14 02:55:58 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I Like Shiny Things: Tats are farking awesome.
Its like a voluntary scarlet letter program to indicate the trash of society!


Is that Randy Quaid as Willy Wonka?
 
2014-06-14 02:56:15 PM  
Clear skin signals health and is attractive
 
2014-06-14 02:56:40 PM  

Bane of Broone: [img.fark.net image 480x480]
[img.fark.net image 480x480]

No problems getting a job here.


You look like you're stoned out of your mind. You're hired.
 
2014-06-14 02:58:07 PM  

sendtodave: italie: They can't all be this awesome...

[www.angryasianman.com image 640x306]

[img.fark.net image 640x426]


img.fark.net
 
2014-06-14 02:58:20 PM  
img.fark.net

Wino Forever
 
2014-06-14 02:59:12 PM  
I could paraphrase, but so many people have said this better than me. Here's one example:

http://playingintheworldgame.wordpres s.com/2013/06/18/judge-not-perio d /

I feel stupid for even posting to this sort of inane trash that cycles up like manure on a ferris wheel...it must be my stupid tattoos or lack of tattoos or whatever it is someone is trolling about that makes me do it.

By the way, I hope all is well with your day, dear reader. It's nice here.
 
2014-06-14 03:01:05 PM  

www.revelation-of-silence.com
Best tattoo evar.

 
2014-06-14 03:02:16 PM  

MechaPyx: I rather like the idea of turning the body into a canvas but I'm too indecisive to ever settle on a single image, hence no tattoos for me.


Who says you have to get just one? The only hard decision here is which to get first.
 
2014-06-14 03:02:40 PM  

HighlanderRPI: [cdn.ebaumsworld.com image 373x457]

/Legendary


Come on, you can't tell only half the story.

blog.xtremetattoosupplies.com
 
2014-06-14 03:02:55 PM  
Love tattoos, hate tattoos, or totally ambivalent, can we all agree that the author of tfa is a moron?
 
2014-06-14 03:06:06 PM  
www.theginblog.com
 
2014-06-14 03:06:16 PM  

Podmore: Love tattoos, hate tattoos, or totally ambivalent, can we all agree that the author of tfa is a moron?


Seconded.
 
2014-06-14 03:08:45 PM  
Welcome to Jamaica mon, have a nice day!
 
2014-06-14 03:09:35 PM  

Podmore: Love tattoos, hate tattoos, or totally ambivalent, can we all agree that the author of tfa is a moron?


Second


/motion carries.
 
2014-06-14 03:09:54 PM  
5? I'd sat ANY!
 
2014-06-14 03:10:12 PM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Here are my sea lions. They do mean something to me. Obviously I like sea lions. And they are my Zoo tattoos (they are from the Sea Lion Cove sign at the Zoo). I won't bore you all with what the Zoo means to me but I'm alive because of it.

[i158.photobucket.com image 850x634]

Judge away.


Can I judge them to be tastefully cute? Because they are.
 
2014-06-14 03:10:34 PM  
*say*

/tired...been out mowing the yard
 
2014-06-14 03:14:41 PM  
TFA:  In It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia-the only sitcom of the past decade worth watching...


I stopped reading right there.
 
2014-06-14 03:15:40 PM  

The hopeless imp: MechaPyx: I rather like the idea of turning the body into a canvas but I'm too indecisive to ever settle on a single image, hence no tattoos for me.

Who says you have to get just one? The only hard decision here is which to get first.


I'd get tired of it and end up wanting to change it though.

Temp tattoos and bodypaint are more my speed.
 
2014-06-14 03:17:33 PM  
These days people who have no tattoos are more nonconformist that the 60% of young people who think they're rebellious and super special because they got one.
 
2014-06-14 03:18:08 PM  

skinink: Let's see:

PHYSICALLY: The risk of getting a disease like Hepatitis from a tattoo artist that is not careful about sterilizing his/her equipment, the pain involved in getting one, the bleeding afterward
That's why you go to a reputable artist. They sterilize and use new needles for all customers. They really don't hurt much. They also don't bleed much at all. Maybe a little while it is being done, and it is stopped before they wash it down and put on a bandage.

MENTALLY: Why would anyone think they need a tattoo to make themselves "better"? Also, if you get a tattoo because you think it's "cool" then you're applying the standards of the world.
What's wrong with "I like this and think it looks nice on me?" Seems to be what most people I know use as their reasoning. That's why I have all of mine.

SOCIALLY: People who have tattoos are often looked down upon as rednecks or low-lifes simply because they have tattoos, and people who have visible tattoos often get passed over for jobs by people who believe tattoos present an unprofessional appearance.


Physically:  Go to a a tattoo artist/shop that you've researched and has good word-of-mouth.  When I was looking for someone to do a big piece on my shoulder blade, I looked at other people with really nice ink and asked them where they got it.  And then asked the state of the shop.

Mentally:  I never thought my tattoos make me "better".  There was nothing wrong with me to begin with  Tattoos to me are simply like jewelry--I wear them because they're pretty but made sure they can be covered up when need be because there's a double standard in offices when it comes to men vs. women having tattoos.

Socially:  The only way you're seen as a redneck is when you ACT like a redneck.  When I'm at a party, even among strangers, I don't hide the tattoos.  And, since I have actual social skills, nobody treats me any differently.  I WILL agree with you regarding visible tattoos in the professional world (see my above comment re: double standards).

Unless someone has tattoos on their face, neck, or hands.  Then, regardless of gender, they're (rightfully) considered unprofessional.
 
2014-06-14 03:20:30 PM  
No mention of "wrongly translated Chinese writing" tattoo on the list?  I guess those are acceptable.
 
2014-06-14 03:21:16 PM  
Now list the top five internet writers with nothing better to write about than material hundreds of other sites have already done, and better.
 
2014-06-14 03:21:53 PM  
Thanks for the Illustration d23. :)

Tattoos are up to taste. My tastes? I am not a huge fan of tattoos, but I don't really hate them either, but I would prefer someone covered head to toe in tattoos than someone with one really stupid tattoo in a stupid location (see Cute Little Princess above). I also don't mind them if they have some sort of meaning to the person who has them. At least it makes interesting conversation. Unlike some that have no meaning other than you were drunk one night and you can't even remember if you picked it yourself (again see little princess tattoo).

Locations that are bad to me:
Anything above the neckline. If you wear a plunging neckline, it includes that area too. With Face tattoos being about the worst spot of all.
Hands are bad.
Anything below the hips very tacky and usually the home of bad tattoos with no meaning.
Belly is pretty bad as well.

Gray Area:
Lower arms. This location is great if you have a great tattoo and great tattoos only.


The dude who wrote the article was a bit bitter and harsh about them though, at least some of the locations. If you are not forcing me to get the tattoo and you are not one of my children, then I don't care all that much about where they are.

1) Tribals - The only thing they say to me is that you wanted a tattoo, had money to blow, but had no idea what to get. Or that your friends were forcing you to get a tattoo and if you didn't pick one, they were going to pick one for you. They range from not interesting at all to moderately cool looking. You get a 0 for creativity, but you pass on the stupidity test. A girl with a good tribal on one shoulder can be pretty awesome though if done right and one the full shoulder, not just a spot on the shoulder.

2) Faces - I am totally cool with faces if they are of permanent family (Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, Children), especially if they are deceased. Spouses are OK, if they are deceased only. Otherwise you are just asking for Murphy's law to kick in. Never ever get a tattoo of a girlfriend.

3) Sub-cultural is a very grey area. Who am I and who are you to say what is an important subculture to anyone else? Generally if we are in completely different subcultures, I will likely never have to deal with you in any meaningful way anyway. It's their body and their money. If they want a My Little Pony tattoo, laugh with your inside voice and mind your own business.

4) Koi Carp have meaning, if you are Japanese and likely Yakuza. See #3, Sub-Cultural.  http://www.searchbodyart.com/the-meanings-and-traditions-of-koi-fish- t attoos-in-modern-body-art/

5) Quotes. I do agree here. Quotes can be kinda stupid to look at. Again, use the inside chuckle and go about your own business.

The tattoos that bother me, other than the meaningless ones that are also silly, are the ones that look like small unknown trademarks (which make you look like you were either kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery, or you are the property of a pimp) and the ones of Asian characters that you have no idea what they actually mean (or if you think you do, but are wrong).
 
2014-06-14 03:23:10 PM  

Leishu: TFA:  In It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia-the only sitcom of the past decade worth watching...


I stopped reading right there.


Good move. It didn't get better.
 
2014-06-14 03:25:34 PM  
mit.zenfs.com

www.sportsgrid.com

blacksportsonline.com
 
2014-06-14 03:26:15 PM  
www.manolith.com
 
2014-06-14 03:27:28 PM  

lewismarktwo: Imma get a tattoo that says 'tattoo'.  Chicks are gonna love it.


I hope it is the Chinese symbol for tatoo, that would be SUPER meta :)
 
2014-06-14 03:28:17 PM  
So the author thinks tattoos are for assholes?
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-06-14 03:28:57 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: [img.fark.net image 700x525]
[img.fark.net image 550x688]
[img.fark.net image 500x625]
[img.fark.net image 700x511]
There's four of them right there


Holy crap. Those fall into the, "Never pass out drunk in a tattoo artist's living room" category.
 
2014-06-14 03:31:17 PM  
I know someone with a tattoo on their arm in binary. Looks pretty neat.
 
2014-06-14 03:31:24 PM  
Listening to someone talk about how/where/why/when they got their tat is worse than listening to my 7 year old nephew talking about the different Pokemon.
You want to know who likes to hear about your tat?  Other superficial, drug addict, alcoholics with unresolved mommy/daddy issues that make bad decisions, have bad taste in art, and get easily offended when people call them out on it.
But, yeah, yours is cool brah.  Makes you look tough. And that butterfly thing is way sexy babe.  I've never seen that before.
 
2014-06-14 03:32:30 PM  
I would totally trust her.
chimpmania.com
 
2014-06-14 03:33:25 PM  
The important thing is that this guy has an opinion
 
2014-06-14 03:34:32 PM  

Nogale: I have nothing against tattoos one way or the other but I'm always shocked at how many people walk around with crap work. I mean, it's going to be on your body for a really long time - can't you put in a little time and effort to find a good artist?

A woman I work with has a tattoo on her shoulder. I don't know if it was just badly done originally or if it's worn really poorly, but even when sitting next to her I can't tell what it's supposed to be. So for all intents intense and purposes she's sporting a big bluish blob.


FTFY
 
2014-06-14 03:35:08 PM  
I don't like tattoos but I don't like jewelry either. But I do not care if other people have any even if I think they should spend their money better, but they can think I can spend my money better too.
 
2014-06-14 03:36:42 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Tats are farking awesome.
Its like a voluntary scarlet letter program to indicate the trash of society!


Tattoos are a lot like membership in religions - the are used to signal what sub-culture/cult the wearer wants to be perceived as belonging to.

Some will point out ridiculous tattoos (facial in particular) as going too far meanwhile claiming that their own tattoos are meaningful and/or tasteful. This is analogous to someone decrying religious nutjobs or whole nutjob religious cults while claiming that their religion is entirely legitimate and  sensible. There are no good/bad or true/false distinctions here. The only predictable difference among religions or tattoos is the degree to which they they correlate with "nice",  bizarre, or violent behavior.

Cultures maintain distinctions in fashions (clothing, hairstyle) to indicate sub-group allegiance. You can tell a lot about somebody just by looking at their shoes. But the thing about cloths or hair is that they are easy to change. Tattoos are permanent and if the tattooees ever thought about them it should be as acknowledging that they are permanently stuck in some marginal sub-culture.
 
2014-06-14 03:37:19 PM  
No mention of the Pass Around Girl?

Extremely NSFW!
Did you hear me...NSFW!
 
2014-06-14 03:37:44 PM  

macadamnut: Bane of Broone: [img.fark.net image 480x480]
[img.fark.net image 480x480]

No problems getting a job here.

You look like you're stoned out of your mind. You're hired.


Lol. I always get that. I don't smoke, but I have terminally squinty eyes. I'm well aware of it so I make sure I'm outgoing and engaged during the interview process.
 
2014-06-14 03:37:44 PM  

dpzum1: Bedstead Polisher: I'm always puzzled by face tattoos. I saw a woman on the bus yesterday. She was attractive, but had brightly coloured hair and some tattoos on her face that were clearly decorative. She walked through the bus, polite, excusing herself as she squeezed past, so she might be a lovely person. But honestly, my first impression was that she was an idiot for tattooing her face.

Personally, I've never been a fan of tattoos, but I've realized that in this day and age, that majority of people have them. While I can't really judge people for having tattoos I find myself judging people based on where the tattoos are. And in a few years, it may be commonplace to have visible tattoos and no one will judge.

I know I'll have people telling me that I shouldn't judge, but it's human nature, you all do it for various reasons. Plus I've known enough tattooed people to know I shouldn't completely dismiss them because they are my friends and family members as well.

But I will never understand why people would permanently mark an easily viewed part of their body with a grotesque Garbage Pail Kid.

I got my tats long ago...before they were considered "in". And, two of them are visible, on my forearms.
I make it a point, and always have, not to judge a book by it's cover. Same as someone being overweight, too tall, too short, "weird looking", whatever. If someone is going to judge me by my tats, and assume I'm someone that I'm not, that's their loss.


I don't judge people on tats; I pick much more arbitrary things - like your lack of approved Fark links

*shuns*
 
2014-06-14 03:41:37 PM  
I have a lower back tattoo. I didn't get it there to be trendy. I got it there because it's easy to cover up when I need to. It's a sword with a snake around it. It represents my fighting spirit. Some people say it looks like the medical symbol. If you get a tattoo get one that has personal meaning and save the money to get it done at a good place.
 
2014-06-14 03:41:49 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-14 03:42:26 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-14 03:43:08 PM  
 
2014-06-14 03:43:31 PM  

Begoggle: All tattoos are stupid.


Especially that one.
 
2014-06-14 03:44:07 PM  

Begoggle: Delta1212: From the page:

Am I A Racist? Depends On What You Mean By "Racist"

It used to be that a "racist" was simply someone who hated others for their skin color. By that definition, I am not, nor have I ever been, a racist.

So that's a yes, then.

Sounds like Farkers who try to argue over the definition of pedophile.


 But can I still complain about the people who use "ambivalent" to mean "apathetic"? (which is nearly an antonym...)
 
2014-06-14 03:45:17 PM  
I don't have any tattoos because I don't like anything that much.
 
2014-06-14 03:46:21 PM  
news.bmezine.com
 
2014-06-14 03:47:18 PM  

Whatthefark: No mention of the Pass Around Girl?

Extremely NSFW!
Did you hear me...NSFW!



Tattoos aside for a moment, what happened to her body?  It's covered in scars.
 
2014-06-14 03:48:31 PM  
Fail:

oi58.tinypic.com

Fixed, free of charge by one hell of an artist:

oi59.tinypic.com


Good back-story on that one.
 
2014-06-14 03:48:43 PM  

Whatthefark: No mention of the Pass Around Girl?

Extremely NSFW!
Did you hear me...NSFW!


I think I just gave my eyes a venereal disease.
 
2014-06-14 03:52:08 PM  
Do hipsters with tattoos even own a single long sleeve shirt?
 
2014-06-14 03:52:14 PM  

italie: They can't all be this awesome...

[www.angryasianman.com image 640x306]


Ok, I gotta admit it. THAT'S cool.
 
2014-06-14 03:55:08 PM  

Dinkledort: These days people who have no tattoos are more nonconformist that the 60% of young people who think they're rebellious and super special because they got one.


Farkin' Normcore 4 life, bro.
 
2014-06-14 03:56:12 PM  

gonzoduke: I agree with all of them except #2. Tattoos to me should have personal meaning to them. My 2 memorials to my deceased father and brother are beautiful and I get compliments on them all the time. (ones and owl and the other is an eagle) They have their initials under each one. If that makes me tacky or an idiot so be it. I think the author is an arsehole.

See, I can be judgmental too.


I guess I'm an asshole as well.

Unless you're gangster, you're just shallow and moronic.

---

Also, scene kids. I never heard of those before, and I didn't even get to hate them when they existed. :(
 
2014-06-14 03:59:05 PM  

Tarl3k: lewismarktwo: Imma get a tattoo that says 'tattoo'.  Chicks are gonna love it.

I hope it is the Chinese symbol for tatoo, that would be SUPER meta :)


www.handedict.de

/according to the googles
 
2014-06-14 03:59:14 PM  
Subby is a genius
 
2014-06-14 04:02:30 PM  
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-06-14 04:03:10 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: [img.fark.net image 700x525]
[img.fark.net image 550x688]
[img.fark.net image 500x625]
[img.fark.net image 700x511]
There's four of them right there


isnt the 3rd one "bullseye" Dr Manhattans elemental symbol or some such? this is coming from me who has a half sleeve of Green Lantern tattoos
 
2014-06-14 04:04:01 PM  
Well, the author didn't mention anything negative about a tattoo of Pinocchio ejaculating sawdust, so I don't have any issues with the article.
 
2014-06-14 04:04:42 PM  
 
2014-06-14 04:06:40 PM  
Tattoos are ugly. Period. Indicative of white trash and low class.
 
2014-06-14 04:10:47 PM  
For me it`s the tribal tattoo on the upper left arm on someone wearing shades on the top of their head, a sleeveless top of some sort `to show off their guns`, long shorts and often flip flops. They appear to act as though they have the certain knowledge that every single thing they say is the funniest thing on the planet and they think they are really really cool.

It`s just a shame they are twats.
 
2014-06-14 04:12:14 PM  

d23: [img.fark.net image 700x511]

you have to be a BIG Watchman fan to do that.



Explanation:
i.somethingawful.com
 
2014-06-14 04:13:45 PM  

gonzoduke: I agree with all of them except #2. Tattoos to me should have personal meaning to them. My 2 memorials to my deceased father and brother are beautiful and I get compliments on them all the time. (ones and owl and the other is an eagle) They have their initials under each one. If that makes me tacky or an idiot so be it. I think the author is an arsehole.

See, I can be judgmental too.


I have a paw print tattoo that represents my Norwich Terrier that died back in 2005. I'm damn proud of it.
 
2014-06-14 04:15:33 PM  

Dinkledort: These days people who have no tattoos are more nonconformist that the 60% of young people who think they're rebellious and super special because they got one.


Bingo.  I spent my 20's in Portland and I quickly realized that the most avant-garde thing I could do with regards to tattoos or other modifications was nothing at all.
 
2014-06-14 04:16:50 PM  

buntz: I love Christmas Abbott, beautiful girl.  Great competitor.

But the tattoo makes her look like someone drew on her with magic marker and she didn't bother to wash it off.

It's not a deal breaker for me, but I'm not a fan.

[carrotsncake.com image 800x581]


I dare you to say that to her face.
 
2014-06-14 04:18:25 PM  
The thing is, most people who get tattoos really aren't doing it for some deep personal reason, they're doing it to say, "LOOK AT MEEEE!" Even the people who get one in places that are covered up by normal clothing, they freaking can't wait to show you. I get it, you want attention, hell, I'll give it to you, whatever.
 
2014-06-14 04:20:34 PM  

99.998er: I would totally trust her.
[chimpmania.com image 400x261]


Olddinosaur's words of wisdom:  Never f a whore whose "juicy p*ssy" tattoo is misspelled.
 
2014-06-14 04:21:15 PM  

Canton: Can I judge them to be tastefully cute? Because they are.


Feel free.
 
2014-06-14 04:26:51 PM  

oh_please: The thing is, most people who get tattoos really aren't doing it for some deep personal reason, they're doing it to say, "LOOK AT MEEEE!" Even the people who get one in places that are covered up by normal clothing, they freaking can't wait to show you. I get it, you want attention, hell, I'll give it to you, whatever.


Sure, sure.  But the same can be said of everything.  New hair cut?  LOOK AT MEEE!  Hours at the gym for those washboard abs....that's just so people can see them.  That fancy car you bought, that prestigous job you talk about, the 10k you ran in to 'fight cancer'....it's all just a one big 'look at me' after another.  Why do academic types hang their degrees on the wall?  LOOK AT ME.  Why do religious people wear chains/beads/icons...LOOK AT ME.  Makeup, fashion, anything branded people display intentionally, it's all just LOOK AT ME.  Whether it's the $1200 suit or the $250 nikes or whatever else.

I don't see that a reason to be for or against tattoos though.
 
2014-06-14 04:28:12 PM  
Bunch of tightassed tits in this thread, jesus.
 
2014-06-14 04:38:24 PM  
Looking at another piece by the author, it seems he is a homosexual. His judgementalness (sp?), I find curious.
 
2014-06-14 04:40:30 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Bunch of tightassed tits in this thread, jesus.


This.  If it's not your skin what the fark do you care?
 
2014-06-14 04:40:30 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: oh_please: The thing is, most people who get tattoos really aren't doing it for some deep personal reason, they're doing it to say, "LOOK AT MEEEE!" Even the people who get one in places that are covered up by normal clothing, they freaking can't wait to show you. I get it, you want attention, hell, I'll give it to you, whatever.

Sure, sure.  But the same can be said of everything.  New hair cut?  LOOK AT MEEE!  Hours at the gym for those washboard abs....that's just so people can see them.  That fancy car you bought, that prestigous job you talk about, the 10k you ran in to 'fight cancer'....it's all just a one big 'look at me' after another.  Why do academic types hang their degrees on the wall?  LOOK AT ME.  Why do religious people wear chains/beads/icons...LOOK AT ME.  Makeup, fashion, anything branded people display intentionally, it's all just LOOK AT ME.  Whether it's the $1200 suit or the $250 nikes or whatever else.

I don't see that a reason to be for or against tattoos though.


Yep, except most everyone with a tattoo ascribes something super deep, when in reality, it's just LOOK AT MEEE...the fact that whatever they chose is indelible (on their skin, man) just makes it way cooler and you should totally respect it. Great, whatever.
 
2014-06-14 04:41:25 PM  
Just cut to the chase, and get a tat that says "Look at ME!!! I'm a brain dead attention whore" Save yourself some time.
 
2014-06-14 04:43:27 PM  

BlackMtnMan: Just cut to the chase, and get a tat that says "Look at ME!!! I'm a brain dead attention whore" Save yourself some time.



Right.  Especially when making idiotic posts on the internet is easier and much less painful.
 
2014-06-14 04:45:42 PM  

nitefallz: Stopped reading after:  In It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia-the only sitcom of the past decade worth watching


Seconded.
 
2014-06-14 04:48:12 PM  
I always enjoy Fark tattoo threads because the dicks from all sides come out.   Anyone that gets a tat chooses one (or many) that mean something to them.  For those with multiple, don't get pissed because some people don't understand and find it "white trash", you are looking for attention, aren't you?  OTOH, Some of the best conversations I've had at bars with both men and women, is when you engage them on the meaning of the tattoos up and down their arms, neck, etc.  Some very cool stories.  But the guy that has a Dallas Cowboys Star surrounded by five SB rings on his calf, I don't need to ask you because it's obvious you are an attention whore.  So now I'm being the dick.


/no tattoos
 
2014-06-14 04:57:32 PM  
Wait, I'm an idiot because I have Carp (3 actually) tattooed on a part of my body covered up 90% of the time but no mention of neck, face or hand tattoos?  Yeah, this article is stupid and the author is stupid.
 
2014-06-14 04:58:41 PM  
"One day, when she's old & gray
That tattoo on her butt's going to be embarrassing.
The little butterfly's going to look like a pterodactyl.
Daddy's little girl's in the Girls Gone Wild video."
 
2014-06-14 05:00:56 PM  

Craps the Gorilla: MaudlinMutantMollusk: [img.fark.net image 700x525]
[img.fark.net image 550x688]
[img.fark.net image 500x625]
[img.fark.net image 700x511]
There's four of them right there

isnt the 3rd one "bullseye" Dr Manhattans elemental symbol or some such? this is coming from me who has a half sleeve of Green Lantern tattoos


i.somethingawful.com
 
2014-06-14 05:01:57 PM  

Fano: d23: [img.fark.net image 700x511]

you have to be a BIG Watchman fan to do that.


Explanation:
[i.somethingawful.com image 600x316]


Doh! Ninja'd by Fano.
 
2014-06-14 05:03:53 PM  
I was never cool enough to get a tattoo.

46 now and totally un-inked.

All you youngsters are just so goddamned cool and edgy. You all so love to tell me about how "original" and "radical" your ink stains are. All of you.

EVERY

SINGLE

ONE

OF

YOU

.....oh how totally original you all are.
 
2014-06-14 05:05:19 PM  

craigdamage: I was never cool enough to get a tattoo.

46 now and totally un-inked.


Well, good for you. You have won the game of life.
 
2014-06-14 05:08:02 PM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Here are my sea lions. They do mean something to me. Obviously I like sea lions. And they are my Zoo tattoos (they are from the Sea Lion Cove sign at the Zoo). I won't bore you all with what the Zoo means to me but I'm alive because of it.

[i158.photobucket.com image 850x634]

Judge away.

tyrannyoftradition.files.wordpress.com


                  Are you a polar bear
 
2014-06-14 05:12:48 PM  

lifeboat: Fixed, free of charge by one hell of an artist:


He did "fix" that tattoo so much as just add a completely new tattoo over the old one.
 
2014-06-14 05:13:20 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-14 05:17:15 PM  
CSB;
Used to travel a lot. Instead of t-shirts I got tattooed. Got tat's in about 20 countries and a dozen states.
Now that it's many years later in some cases, it's fun to be reminded of those experiences when I see them.

/Unless I'm at the pool, nobody knows about any of them :~)
//Except your mom.
///Next I'm getting a full body tattoo of myself, but slightly taller.
 
2014-06-14 05:17:36 PM  

acohn: I dare you to say that to her face.



I'd love the opportunity
 
2014-06-14 05:19:43 PM  
No mention yet of the tattoos in Lust In The Dust?

/*smh* fark is slipping
 
2014-06-14 05:54:32 PM  

Nogale: I have nothing against tattoos one way or the other but I'm always shocked at how many people walk around with crap work. I mean, it's going to be on your body for a really long time - can't you put in a little time and effort to find a good artist?

A woman I work with has a tattoo on her shoulder. I don't know if it was just badly done originally or if it's worn really poorly, but even when sitting next to her I can't tell what it's supposed to be. So for all intents and purposes she's sporting a big bluish blob.


Worked with a girl who had  "no regrets" on her back shoulder.  When she wore a tank top, the strap usually covered the "no."
 
2014-06-14 05:57:59 PM  

Begoggle: All tattoos are stupid.


No.
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-06-14 06:01:37 PM  
10/10 to the author of TFA for a masterful job of trolling. Well done.
 
2014-06-14 06:15:39 PM  
This could apply to any decision in life.

You got married to prove your commitment and undying love? Idiot!
You have a 30 year mortgage from a bank for a home that is the size of a trailer and built with cheap lumber and labor? Idiot!
You watch sports on TV, wear your team colors and buy pizza for the big game? Idiot!
You are building a nest egg, working out regulary and eating healthy so you can live longer in a retirement home that nobody ever visits? Or maybe you want leave something behind and have them fight over every penny and not even talk about you or your pathetic unorginal life after your gone. Idiot. Idiot Idiot

so many choices in this orginal life.
 
2014-06-14 06:19:13 PM  

craigdamage: I was never cool enough to get a tattoo.

46 now and totally un-inked.

All you youngsters are just so goddamned cool and edgy. You all so love to tell me about how "original" and "radical" your ink stains are. All of you.

EVERY

SINGLE

ONE

OF

YOU

.....oh how totally original you all are.


Yeah. I'm barely this side of 50, and back in the day (70s-early 80s) it really was kind of badass and dangerous to have a tat, the only people we grew up with that had tats were either military vets (WW2 or Korea) or bikers that could kick your ass as soon as look at you. It was sort of a badge.

Shiat, now Trevor who lives with his mom has one. Pffft....
 
2014-06-14 06:19:51 PM  

Theory Of Null: This could apply to any decision in life.

You got married to prove your commitment and undying love? Idiot!
You have a 30 year mortgage from a bank for a home that is the size of a trailer and built with cheap lumber and labor? Idiot!
You watch sports on TV, wear your team colors and buy pizza for the big game? Idiot!
You are building a nest egg, working out regulary and eating healthy so you can live longer in a retirement home that nobody ever visits? Or maybe you want leave something behind and have them fight over every penny and not even talk about you or your pathetic unorginal life after your gone. Idiot. Idiot Idiot

so many choices in this orginal life.


Walking around with just your nuts hanging out of your fly? Idiot!
 
2014-06-14 06:31:10 PM  
I wanna get the phrase " You gonna eat that " Tattooed on my stomach
 
2014-06-14 06:36:08 PM  

d23: oblig.  Don't hate me, tat lovers..

[i263.photobucket.com image 610x629]


The forearms shouldn't be colored red. Long sleeves cover those up just fine and dandy

I've got the beginnings of sleeves going on, but that doesn't stop me from looking awesome in a tailored suit, and it certainly didn't stop me from getting a (temporary) job in the Governor's office.
 
2014-06-14 06:37:12 PM  

SuddenlySamhain: I wanna get the phrase " You gonna eat that " Tattooed on my stomach


With an arrow pointing down?
 
2014-06-14 06:46:06 PM  

gunther_bumpass: <strong><a data-farkhash="" href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8299308/91407429#c91407429" target="_blank">Theory Of Null</a>:</strong> <em>This could apply to any decision in life.

You got married to prove your commitment and undying love? Idiot!
You have a 30 year mortgage from a bank for a home that is the size of a trailer and built with cheap lumber and labor? Idiot!
You watch sports on TV, wear your team colors and buy pizza for the big game? Idiot!
You are building a nest egg, working out regulary and eating healthy so you can live longer in a retirement home that nobody ever visits? Or maybe you want leave something behind and have them fight over every penny and not even talk about you or your pathetic unorginal life after your gone. Idiot. Idiot Idiot

so many choices in this orginal life.</em>

Walking around with just your nuts hanging out of your fly? Idiot!


Hey if women can breast feed in public. Equal rights and shiat.

oh_please: <strong><a data-farkhash="" href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8299308/91407582#c91407582" target="_blank">SuddenlySamhain</a>:</strong> <em>I wanna get the phrase " You gonna eat that " Tattooed on my stomach</em>

With an arrow pointing down?


Tupac style, pointing directly towards the belly button with some navel lint.
 
2014-06-14 06:50:22 PM  

antnyjc: and the ones of Asian characters that you have no idea what they actually mean (or if you think you do, but are wrong).


CSB:
In high school, my buddy and I convinced another, um, friend (I guess) that the Chinese characters he had gotten tattooed the day before didn't actually mean "Strong Tiger" or whatever he thought, but instead meant "Incredibly Gullible."

It should have been obvious we were farking with him, but no. He believed us.
 
2014-06-14 06:52:11 PM  

Theory Of Null: This could apply to any decision in life.

You got married to prove your commitment and undying love? Idiot!
You have a 30 year mortgage from a bank for a home that is the size of a trailer and built with cheap lumber and labor? Idiot!
You watch sports on TV, wear your team colors and buy pizza for the big game? Idiot!
You are building a nest egg, working out regulary and eating healthy so you can live longer in a retirement home that nobody ever visits? Or maybe you want leave something behind and have them fight over every penny and not even talk about you or your pathetic unorginal life after your gone. Idiot. Idiot Idiot

so many choices in this orginal life.


If I answered 'no' to all of these. then what?

And can you really equate any of them to getting inked? I mean, you might as well as equate breeding to getting a tat and be done with it.

I understand the stance of 'it's my effing skin, mind your own beeswax', cos it's true, and should shut up pretty much anyone deriding your ink choices. It might not be able to stop 90% of people who look at you from judging you, but that's just people.

It's like getting all pissy about others judging you for being permenantly unwashed, when it's your choice to be that way, and you know fine well about how people judge other people who stink real bad.

IMHO, there is no such thing as a good looking tattoo, nor is there any reason for me to pretend to like them. I just plain outright dislike tattoos, and will say as much when presented with someone who instigates conversation regarding their own ink.
 
2014-06-14 06:58:42 PM  
I have a couple little tats on my ankles and some delicate stars across my shoulder blades. None of them are visible in regular business attire, but I can choose to expose them easily at the beach or whatever. While I don't necessarily think it's right to judge someone as trashy for having tattoos that are visible, I would say it shows a prior lack of good judgement that warrants pause before hiring them, especially on the face and neck.
 
2014-06-14 06:59:28 PM  

99.998er: I would totally trust her.
[chimpmania.com image 400x261]


well, if it's in print, it must be true.
 
2014-06-14 07:03:15 PM  

lifeboat: Fail:

[oi58.tinypic.com image 356x289]

Fixed, free of charge by one hell of an artist:

[oi59.tinypic.com image 480x360]


Good back-story on that one.


This thread would be incomplete without that tatwreck... but I didn't know about the fix. That's just awesome, on a number of levels.
 
2014-06-14 07:20:08 PM  
The worst tattoo is when you get so many tattoos that no one can tell what any of them are supposed to be. Use contrast and negative space, people.
 
2014-06-14 07:20:39 PM  
For me it's a correlation thing, it's just that so many people with tats are from the lowest classes, that seeing a tat on a person automatically brings up that association. It's like seeing a McDonald's logo and thinking of burgers. Not saying that's right, or that it doesn't get adjusted when getting to know someone, but it is the first reaction. While you don't have to be a low-life type to have a tat, it would have to be impossible these days to find a low-life type who doesn't have one.
 
2014-06-14 07:28:40 PM  

DeathRaySanta: lifeboat: Fail:

[oi58.tinypic.com image 356x289]

Fixed, free of charge by one hell of an artist:

[oi59.tinypic.com image 480x360]


Good back-story on that one.

This thread would be incomplete without that tatwreck... but I didn't know about the fix. That's just awesome, on a number of levels.


Yeah, it's a cool story.  The guy who fixed it is named Scott Versago and he does some very nice work, especially with faces:

http://inkarmy.com/scott-versago
 
2014-06-14 07:34:06 PM  

uttertosh: <strong><a data-farkhash="" href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8299308/91407429#c91407429" target="_blank">Theory Of Null</a>:</strong> <em>This could apply to any decision in life.

You got married to prove your commitment and undying love? Idiot!
You have a 30 year mortgage from a bank for a home that is the size of a trailer and built with cheap lumber and labor? Idiot!
You watch sports on TV, wear your team colors and buy pizza for the big game? Idiot!
You are building a nest egg, working out regulary and eating healthy so you can live longer in a retirement home that nobody ever visits? Or maybe you want leave something behind and have them fight over every penny and not even talk about you or your pathetic unorginal life after your gone. Idiot. Idiot Idiot

so many choices in this orginal life.</em>

If I answered 'no' to all of these. then what?

And can you really equate any of them to getting inked? I mean, you might as well as equate breeding to getting a tat and be done with it.

I understand the stance of 'it's my effing skin, mind your own beeswax', cos it's true, and should shut up pretty much anyone deriding your ink choices. It might not be able to stop 90% of people who look at you from judging you, but that's just people.

It's like getting all pissy about others judging you for being permenantly unwashed, when it's your choice to be that way, and you know fine well about how people judge other people who stink real bad.

IMHO, there is no such thing as a good looking tattoo, nor is there any reason for me to pretend to like them. I just plain outright dislike tattoos, and will say as much when presented with someone who instigates conversation regarding their own ink.


I thought we were talking about conformity and orginality here. I don't think people who stink are trying to smell bad. They don't wake up and say hey I want to smell like I shiat myself today. maybe they do, I dont know.

I think you could compare it to wearing hats, suits, name brand clothing, beards, maternity clothing hehe.
 
2014-06-14 07:37:51 PM  

blottoman: dpzum1: ...

I got my tats long ago...before they were considered "in". And, two of them are visible, on my forearms.
I make it a point, and always have, not to judge a book by it's cover. Same as someone being overweight, too tall, too short, "weird looking", whatever. If someone is going to judge me by my tats, and assume I'm someone that I'm not, that's their loss.

You sound fat.

/ j/k


No if you cannot get a job,  afford a place to live,  feed your children because of your tattoo that is not their loss.   That is your loss.
 
2014-06-14 07:43:21 PM  

Guest: <strong><a data-farkhash="" href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8299308/91405015#c91405015" target="_blank">blottoman</a>:</strong> <em>dpzum1: ...

I got my tats long ago...before they were considered "in". And, two of them are visible, on my forearms.
I make it a point, and always have, not to judge a book by it's cover. Same as someone being overweight, too tall, too short, "weird looking", whatever. If someone is going to judge me by my tats, and assume I'm someone that I'm not, that's their loss.

You sound fat.

/ j/k</em>

No if you cannot get a job,  afford a place to live,  feed your children because of your tattoo that is not their loss.   That is your loss.


What if in twenty years everyone has tats including your mother's vag. where will the tatless work?
 
2014-06-14 07:48:56 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-14 08:07:09 PM  

Theory Of Null: Guest: <strong><a data-farkhash="" href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8299308/91405015#c91405015" target="_blank">blottoman</a>:</strong> <em>dpzum1: ...

I got my tats long ago...before they were considered "in". And, two of them are visible, on my forearms.
I make it a point, and always have, not to judge a book by it's cover. Same as someone being overweight, too tall, too short, "weird looking", whatever. If someone is going to judge me by my tats, and assume I'm someone that I'm not, that's their loss.

You sound fat.

/ j/k</em>

No if you cannot get a job,  afford a place to live,  feed your children because of your tattoo that is not their loss.   That is your loss.

What if in twenty years everyone has tats including your mother's vag. where will the tatless work?


Well that is not going to happen.  However, to humour you lets pretend it will happen and everyone has a tattoo.  In that case tatoos would be considered a societal norm and would be easy to get one  for a job.

But having tattoos on your face, kneck hands is not considered normal in todays society so having one is not the person's judging the tattoo wearers loss it is the tattoos wearers loss.     The person judging will just find someon else without a tattoo and will most likley have made the right decision.

Sorry people who have forethought and common sense do not get tattoos that will greatly lower their ability to be a contributing member of society.  Those who do can almost be guaranteed to fit into one of these categories

1.  Has been to prison and most likely multiple times

2.  Is involved in gang mentality and gangs

3.   Has deep seated mental issues

4.   Has an intelligence level close to or just above retarded.


People who have tattoos that can be discretely covered up at times will not be judged by most.
 
2014-06-14 08:08:21 PM  
Why is it that if:
- you spent years considering it before you got one
- it has deep personal meaning to you
- you designed it yourself

It automatically becomes a "cool" tattoo (as opposed to all those "sheeple" who are just "following a trend")

Your rose entwined in a barbed wire Celtic knot is lame, despite the fact that you designed it yourself and that roses are your deceased grandmother's favorite flower.
 
2014-06-14 08:12:18 PM  

Thorazine: Looking at another piece by the author, it seems he is a homosexual. His judgementalness (sp?), I find curious.


Fixed.
 
2014-06-14 08:16:06 PM  
www.dopetattoos.com
 
2014-06-14 08:34:41 PM  

Guest: <strong><a data-farkhash="" href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8299308/91408526#c91408526" target="_blank">Theory Of Null</a>:</strong> <em>Guest: <strong><a data-farkhash="" href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8299308/91405015#c91405015" target="_blank">blottoman</a>:</strong> <em>dpzum1: ...

I got my tats long ago...before they were considered "in". And, two of them are visible, on my forearms.
I make it a point, and always have, not to judge a book by it's cover. Same as someone being overweight, too tall, too short, "weird looking", whatever. If someone is going to judge me by my tats, and assume I'm someone that I'm not, that's their loss.

You sound fat.

/ j/k</em>

No if you cannot get a job,  afford a place to live,  feed your children because of your tattoo that is not their loss.   That is your loss.

What if in twenty years everyone has tats including your mother's vag. where will the tatless work?</em>

Well that is not going to happen.  However, to humour you lets pretend it will happen and everyone has a tattoo.  In that case tatoos would be considered a societal norm and would be easy to get one  for a job.

But having tattoos on your face, kneck hands is not considered normal in todays society so having one is not the person's judging the tattoo wearers loss it is the tattoos wearers loss.     The person judging will just find someon else without a tattoo and will most likley have made the right decision.

Sorry people who have forethought and common sense do not get tattoos that will greatly lower their ability to be a contributing member of society.  Those who do can almost be guaranteed to fit into one of these categories

1.  Has been to prison and most likely multiple times

2.  Is involved in gang mentality and gangs

3.   Has deep seated mental issues

4.   Has an intelligence level close to or just above retarded.


People who have tattoos that can be discretely covered ...


So what you're saying is, if your mother gets a tattoo of me on her vag you wont judge her for it because she took a job at a nice upscale apparal store instead of becoming a diesel mechanic?

So confused.
 
Rat [TotalFark]
2014-06-14 08:52:28 PM  
This one always cracks me up

img.fark.net

™  makes me wonder where the 7th dwarf is
 
2014-06-14 08:57:07 PM  

Rat: This one always cracks me up

[img.fark.net image 400x231]

™  makes me wonder where the 7th dwarf is


Hi ho, hi ho, to the crack we go!
 
2014-06-14 08:58:57 PM  
No tattoos.

/don't look at me
 
2014-06-14 09:10:55 PM  
I've got four, and most of the people I know have no idea I have any. I got them for myself. If you're getting them to show off to other people, you're doing it wrong.
 
2014-06-14 09:25:57 PM  

Heamer: I've got four, and most of the people I know have no idea I have any. I got them for myself. If you're getting them to show off to other people, you're doing it wrong.


I have a half-sleeve, but I got it for myself and wanted it for close to 5 years. It has a deep and personal meaning and when people ask, I'm happy to supply them with the answer, but they don't get it - because it isn't for them. I think that tattoos should have meaning and not just something you gift yourself on your birthday.
 
2014-06-14 09:26:48 PM  
I have been doing tattoos for 20 years. Most people are unoriginal in every part of their life, not just tattoos. Tattoos don't make you tougher,I know what pussies some of you are. Women are the worst offenders. They get tattoos the way they pick out clothes, based on this season's "in" fashions. Long stupid quotes are going to look terrible immediately, but, I tell them. seems bad for business, but I keep it real. I say no to a lot of peoples' stupid ideas that won't work.
 
2014-06-14 09:26:58 PM  

NeuroticRocker: Heamer: I've got four, and most of the people I know have no idea I have any. I got them for myself. If you're getting them to show off to other people, you're doing it wrong.

I have a half-sleeve, but I got it for myself and wanted it for close to 5 years. It has a deep and personal meaning and when people ask, I'm happy to supply them with the answer, but they don't get it - because it isn't for them. I think that tattoos should have meaning and not just something you gift yourself on your birthday.


It's also an original design I went to a custom artist for - didn't shop for best price I shopped for best guy who could pull it off. 

The tattoo shop has a sign: "Good work ain't cheap. Cheap work ain't good."
 
2014-06-14 09:27:16 PM  
My girlfriend of over two years has a tattoo on her left ring finger of a purple ribbon. It symbolizes her father who died a year ago. She got it on a whim. I respect her for it and respect her honoring her father, but I don't know how it's going to look when there's a wedding band and engagement ring on top of a tattoo.
 
2014-06-14 09:36:08 PM  

NeuroticRocker: "Good work ain't cheap. Cheap work ain't good."


i1126.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-14 09:40:39 PM  
--Never get a tattoo of a significant other's name/face. You might think you'll be together forever, but you never know what'll happen in the future.

--Never get a tattoo in a language you don't speak well enough to converse in. Chances are, it won't end up saying what you think it does.

--Never get a tattoo any place you can't cover up with clothing. Employers are going to judge whether you like it or not, and a tattoo is a choice.

--Never get a tattoo of a band name. Bands come and go, and some only enjoy brief popularity. But hey, I'm sure that Limp Bizkit tattoo will still be cool when you're 80.

--Never get a tattoo based on current pop culture/memes/anything based on a trend. It might be funny now, but will it still be funny 20 yrs from now?
 
2014-06-14 09:43:18 PM  
what does the arrow pointing to my big toe with the inscription "toetag goes here" on my foot mean?

/surprisingly I can't stand shoes, more people see it than you think
 
2014-06-14 09:50:18 PM  
I have 3, all have meaning to me, and none can be seen when I'm wearing even a short sleeve shirt.

/HS principal
//Not sure where all the judgmental responses are coming from.
 
2014-06-14 09:51:26 PM  

CraicBaby: --Never get a tattoo of a significant other's name/face. You might think you'll be together forever, but you never know what'll happen in the future.


Now you tell her...

t1.gstatic.com
/link is hot
//girl no longer is
 
2014-06-14 10:10:35 PM  
www.nealmueller.com
 
2014-06-14 10:23:30 PM  

antnyjc: Thanks for the Illustration d23. :)

Tattoos are up to taste. My tastes? I am not a huge fan of tattoos, but I don't really hate them either, but I would prefer someone covered head to toe in tattoos than someone with one really stupid tattoo in a stupid location (see Cute Little Princess above). I also don't mind them if they have some sort of meaning to the person who has them. At least it makes interesting conversation. Unlike some that have no meaning other than you were drunk one night and you can't even remember if you picked it yourself (again see little princess tattoo).

Locations that are bad to me:
Anything above the neckline. If you wear a plunging neckline, it includes that area too. With Face tattoos being about the worst spot of all.
Hands are bad.
Anything below the hips very tacky and usually the home of bad tattoos with no meaning.
Belly is pretty bad as well.

Gray Area:
Lower arms. This location is great if you have a great tattoo and great tattoos only.


The dude who wrote the article was a bit bitter and harsh about them though, at least some of the locations. If you are not forcing me to get the tattoo and you are not one of my children, then I don't care all that much about where they are.

1) Tribals - The only thing they say to me is that you wanted a tattoo, had money to blow, but had no idea what to get. Or that your friends were forcing you to get a tattoo and if you didn't pick one, they were going to pick one for you. They range from not interesting at all to moderately cool looking. You get a 0 for creativity, but you pass on the stupidity test. A girl with a good tribal on one shoulder can be pretty awesome though if done right and one the full shoulder, not just a spot on the shoulder.

2) Faces - I am totally cool with faces if they are of permanent family (Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, Children), especially if they are deceased. Spouses are OK, if they are deceased only. Otherwise you are just asking for Murphy's law to kick in. Never ever get a tattoo of a girlfriend.

3) Sub-cultural is a very grey area. Who am I and who are you to say what is an important subculture to anyone else? Generally if we are in completely different subcultures, I will likely never have to deal with you in any meaningful way anyway. It's their body and their money. If they want a My Little Pony tattoo, laugh with your inside voice and mind your own business.

4) Koi Carp have meaning, if you are Japanese and likely Yakuza. See #3, Sub-Cultural.  http://www.searchbodyart.com/the-meanings-and-traditions-of-koi-fish- t attoos-in-modern-body-art/

5) Quotes. I do agree here. Quotes can be kinda stupid to look at. Again, use the inside chuckle and go about your own business.

The tattoos that bother me, other than the meaningless ones that are also silly, are the ones that look like small unknown trademarks (which make you look like you were either kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery, or you are the property of a pimp) and the ones of Asian characters that you have no idea what they actually mean (or if you think you do, but are wrong).


I don't see any mention of yakuza in your link.
 
2014-06-14 10:32:40 PM  
It's probably just a coincidence, but the two people I work with who have multiple visible tattoos are also the two who do the least amount of work, complain the most and generally bring the whole department down. They are okay people, but they are awful employees. Just an observation...
 
2014-06-14 10:48:39 PM  

Nidiot: For me it's a correlation thing, it's just that so many people with tats are from the lowest classes, that seeing a tat on a person automatically brings up that association. It's like seeing a McDonald's logo and thinking of burgers. Not saying that's right, or that it doesn't get adjusted when getting to know someone, but it is the first reaction. While you don't have to be a low-life type to have a tat, it would have to be impossible these days to find a low-life type who doesn't have one.


Lemme guess, you failed basic logic in college?
 
2014-06-14 10:51:12 PM  
A few weeks ago I saw a good looking girl in a rather low cut shirt with a phrase tattooed on her chest. She caught me looking, smiled and pulled her shirt down a little more so I could read the end of the phrase, which incidentally was the first I realized the tattoo was writing.

Still have no idea what it said.
 
2014-06-14 10:53:36 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-14 10:58:51 PM  
Or you know, do whatever the hell you want since it's your body...don't worry about a smug blogger or people on Fark.
 
2014-06-14 11:02:53 PM  

namegoeshere: CraicBaby: --Never get a tattoo of a significant other's name/face. You might think you'll be together forever, but you never know what'll happen in the future.

Now you tell her...

[t1.gstatic.com image 286x176]
/link is hot
//girl no longer is


look what she puts up with though

www.geekologie.com
 
2014-06-14 11:04:20 PM  

Arachnophobe: NeuroticRocker: "Good work ain't cheap. Cheap work ain't good."

[i1126.photobucket.com image 460x732]


A pack of cigarettes.

linapps.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-06-14 11:05:21 PM  
img.fark.net
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-14 11:05:47 PM  

kling_klang_bed: Can't forget these classics:

[blogs.riverfronttimes.com image 642x549]

[www.sickchirpse.com image 615x668]

[media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 525x740]

[cdn.fashionablygeek.com image 500x491]

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While extremely freaky, and bound to haunt my dreams--or nightmares--for the next several nights, I also have to admit that's kind of cool.
 
2014-06-14 11:09:57 PM  

Rat: This one always cracks me up

[img.fark.net image 400x231]

™  makes me wonder where the 7th dwarf is


In the front.

/and that's the joke.
 
2014-06-14 11:11:17 PM  
Biased article is biased.
 
2014-06-14 11:20:17 PM  

brigid_fitch: skinink: Let's see:

PHYSICALLY: The risk of getting a disease like Hepatitis from a tattoo artist that is not careful about sterilizing his/her equipment, the pain involved in getting one, the bleeding afterward
That's why you go to a reputable artist. They sterilize and use new needles for all customers. They really don't hurt much. They also don't bleed much at all. Maybe a little while it is being done, and it is stopped before they wash it down and put on a bandage.

MENTALLY: Why would anyone think they need a tattoo to make themselves "better"? Also, if you get a tattoo because you think it's "cool" then you're applying the standards of the world.
What's wrong with "I like this and think it looks nice on me?" Seems to be what most people I know use as their reasoning. That's why I have all of mine.

SOCIALLY: People who have tattoos are often looked down upon as rednecks or low-lifes simply because they have tattoos, and people who have visible tattoos often get passed over for jobs by people who believe tattoos present an unprofessional appearance.

Physically:  Go to a a tattoo artist/shop that you've researched and has good word-of-mouth.  When I was looking for someone to do a big piece on my shoulder blade, I looked at other people with really nice ink and asked them where they got it.  And then asked the state of the shop.

Mentally:  I never thought my tattoos make me "better".  There was nothing wrong with me to begin with  Tattoos to me are simply like jewelry--I wear them because they're pretty but made sure they can be covered up when need be because there's a double standard in offices when it comes to men vs. women having tattoos.

Socially:  The only way you're seen as a redneck is when you ACT like a redneck.  When I'm at a party, even among strangers, I don't hide the tattoos.  And, since I have actual social skills, nobody treats me any differently.  I WILL agree with you regarding visible tattoos in the professional world (see my above comment re: double standards).

Unless someone has tattoos on their face, neck, or hands.  Then, regardless of gender, they're (rightfully) considered unprofessional.


Oh my lord. A cohesive statement, all of which I agree with.

Those of you who know me know I have 40+ hours of ink. It was a personal form of therapy and I don't regret any of them. Especially not the Calvin and Hobbes.

I have a great job and can hide all of them without much difficulty. I did it on purpose. I wanted lots of tattoos (and they're all high quality) but I also like being employable.
 
2014-06-14 11:31:05 PM  
I see skin ink, er, skinink is still reelin' 'em in.
 
2014-06-14 11:40:19 PM  
I'm sorry, but this pretentious doosh got this all wrong. Other than the tribal thing he's dead wrong. And he also missed a prime opportunity to point out things like band names, or tats on the face. Or, getting the same tattoo that a gazillion other people have. Or, getting one that you don't even know the true meaning of (foreign words, for instance). Or, not knowing the symbolism of a spider web on the elbow, or a tear drop under the eye.

In other words, TFA is total bullshiat.
 
2014-06-14 11:53:54 PM  
I suspect that the more someone claims that they don't regret their tattoos, the more they regret their tattoos.
 
2014-06-15 12:21:59 AM  

dolphinsgonwild: Tribal tattoos? Really? I live on Kauai and even the local kids have tribal tattoos. Always fun to watch the face of a big Samoan standing in line behind a bright white tourist with a tribal.


It's honestly nothing but fratboy douchebags ruining it for everyone else.  The tribal patterns and designs are like abstract art or any of those art styles that just make shapes and patterns without trying to necessarily look like anything particular.  Quite frankly they can look quite nice, even if not for everyone.

The problem is
A: It copies body art from primitive tribes and foreign cultures in a condescending, devoid-of-context-and-meaning, bottled up and labeled sort of way.
B: it is done by douchebag fratboys who get the tattoos for stupid reasons and behave in stupid ways, poisoning the well for everyone else.

It's like how the Swastika was/is a symbol of auspiciousness, enlightenment, and good stuff like that.  Then the Nazis used it and yeah, I don't need to continue this explanation, do I?

On a larger front, tattoos are...meh.  They aren't for me, I have nothing to say that permanent skin ink would help say; they sometimes look ugly to me, but nobody says I have to fark you when you're done up in skulls.  They sometimes look nice to me, but then they're usually small and low-key.

The only rule that I think people need to understand before getting inked is that nothing you can possibly do or say will make you truly unique from the vast teeming mass of humanity.  Even the monkey's anus/navel tattoo has more than one person doing it or a variation of it.  Unless you are one of those people blessed with enough skill, strength, and blind stinking luck to have some record-setting ability you are not an individual.  And no amount of ink is going to change that.  Get something you like, get something that feels good because it feels good, never get something just because it makes you "different" because it won't make you different enough, and if you don't like who you are it won't fix that either.

I think if I had to get ink for some inexplicable reason, I'd go with a dragon.  Because fark you, I like dragons.

Or maybe a Coatl, because rainbows.
 
2014-06-15 12:23:28 AM  

MechaPyx: I rather like the idea of turning the body into a canvas but I'm too indecisive to ever settle on a single image, hence no tattoos for me.


You can get more than one, you know.
 
2014-06-15 01:06:27 AM  

ghambone: I have been doing tattoos for 20 years. Most people are unoriginal in every part of their life, not just tattoos. Tattoos don't make you tougher,I know what pussies some of you are. Women are the worst offenders. They get tattoos the way they pick out clothes, based on this season's "in" fashions. Long stupid quotes are going to look terrible immediately, but, I tell them. seems bad for business, but I keep it real. I say no to a lot of peoples' stupid ideas that won't work.


You're a good person for doing that. My artist said the same thing about people being unoriginal and stubborn about what won't work. As he was doing my first tattoo, I asked him "any cool or fun ones you've done lately?"  He said, "This week, not really. Just yours." It seems like the kind of BS thing someone would say to all the customers, but I could tell he really was having fun with it. He kept coming back up to look at it and making explosion sounds like a little kid doodling an action scene before going back in close and doing the detail.

/guess I should share it now
//all you sticks in the mud can feel free to tell me how lame i am
///i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-15 01:29:25 AM  

buntz: I love Christmas Abbott, beautiful girl.  Great competitor.

But the tattoo makes her look like someone drew on her with magic marker and she didn't bother to wash it off.

It's not a deal breaker for me, but I'm not a fan.

[carrotsncake.com image 800x581]


That's farking graffiti. I have been thinking about a tattoo, but can't decide on what to get. What do you guys think about this? I'm not military, never have been. It's just an agly-ass piece of beauty, designed for gritty functionality -- something about that resonates with me.

photos1.blogger.com
 
2014-06-15 01:45:26 AM  
Obligatory....
Dropkick Murphys Rose Tattoo
 
2014-06-15 02:12:45 AM  
Ah again?

You think my modifications are you YOU? Get over yourself.
 
2014-06-15 05:44:19 AM  

Marley'sGirl: It's probably just a coincidence, but the two people I work with who have multiple visible tattoos are also the two who do the least amount of work, complain the most and generally bring the whole department down. They are okay people, but they are awful employees. Just an observation...


You're just asking questions, right?
 
2014-06-15 06:28:10 AM  

baconbeard: I suspect that the more someone claims that they don't regret their tattoos, the more they regret their tattoos.


You mean like how people with kids have to convince you that having kids is the best thing ever and the reason we're on this earth?
 
2014-06-15 07:46:20 AM  
Tribal tats on tribal people are cool. They are part of their culture and so forth.

Tribal tats on some douche college wanker are not cool.
 
2014-06-15 07:47:25 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: baconbeard: I suspect that the more someone claims that they don't regret their tattoos, the more they regret their tattoos.

You mean like how people with kids have to convince you that having kids is the best thing ever and the reason we're on this earth?


I`ve noticed they get really pissy if you say "Haven`t you made a really big mistake and put your own life in the potty?"
 
2014-06-15 09:53:22 AM  

Fafai: ghambone: I have been doing tattoos for 20 years. Most people are unoriginal in every part of their life, not just tattoos. Tattoos don't make you tougher,I know what pussies some of you are. Women are the worst offenders. They get tattoos the way they pick out clothes, based on this season's "in" fashions. Long stupid quotes are going to look terrible immediately, but, I tell them. seems bad for business, but I keep it real. I say no to a lot of peoples' stupid ideas that won't work.

You're a good person for doing that. My artist said the same thing about people being unoriginal and stubborn about what won't work. As he was doing my first tattoo, I asked him "any cool or fun ones you've done lately?"  He said, "This week, not really. Just yours." It seems like the kind of BS thing someone would say to all the customers, but I could tell he really was having fun with it. He kept coming back up to look at it and making explosion sounds like a little kid doodling an action scene before going back in close and doing the detail.

/guess I should share it now
//all you sticks in the mud can feel free to tell me how lame i am
///[i.imgur.com image 273x437]


I don't get it.   But if it makes you happy then so be it.
At least you can cover it with a shirt for that job interview.

/unless you're one of those trust-fund babies that doesn't have to get a job.
//then tat tat tat
 
2014-06-15 10:05:47 AM  

Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute: Fafai: ghambone: I have been doing tattoos for 20 years. Most people are unoriginal in every part of their life, not just tattoos. Tattoos don't make you tougher,I know what pussies some of you are. Women are the worst offenders. They get tattoos the way they pick out clothes, based on this season's "in" fashions. Long stupid quotes are going to look terrible immediately, but, I tell them. seems bad for business, but I keep it real. I say no to a lot of peoples' stupid ideas that won't work.

You're a good person for doing that. My artist said the same thing about people being unoriginal and stubborn about what won't work. As he was doing my first tattoo, I asked him "any cool or fun ones you've done lately?"  He said, "This week, not really. Just yours." It seems like the kind of BS thing someone would say to all the customers, but I could tell he really was having fun with it. He kept coming back up to look at it and making explosion sounds like a little kid doodling an action scene before going back in close and doing the detail.

/guess I should share it now
//all you sticks in the mud can feel free to tell me how lame i am
///[i.imgur.com image 273x437]

I don't get it.   But if it makes you happy then so be it.
At least you can cover it with a shirt for that job interview.

/unless you're one of those trust-fund babies that doesn't have to get a job.
//then tat tat tat


I think wearing a shirt on my leg at a job interview would go over even worse than just having the tat exposed.
 
2014-06-15 10:14:42 AM  

Fafai: on my leg


Here's the placement:
i.imgur.com

None of my tats are visible when I'm in pants and a tee. NTTAWWT. For some jobs, the more visible tattoos the better. (Not mine though).
 
2014-06-15 11:07:13 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: [img.fark.net image 550x688]

At least he buys good shirts.  Shows he cares about this job interview.


He might be a mameluke
 
2014-06-15 11:12:51 AM  
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Late to a tattoo thread, but here's my favorite
 
2014-06-15 02:26:16 PM  

Back Alley Proctologist: buntz: I love Christmas Abbott, beautiful girl.  Great competitor.

But the tattoo makes her look like someone drew on her with magic marker and she didn't bother to wash it off.

It's not a deal breaker for me, but I'm not a fan.

[carrotsncake.com image 800x581]

That's farking graffiti. I have been thinking about a tattoo, but can't decide on what to get. What do you guys think about this? I'm not military, never have been. It's just an agly-ass piece of beauty, designed for gritty functionality -- something about that resonates with me.

[photos1.blogger.com image 600x400]


The Warthog is my 2nd favorite plane ever, behind the Sopwith Camel my granddad flew in WWI.

Love that plane.
 
2014-06-15 04:46:26 PM  

anuran: Begoggle: All tattoos are stupid.

No.
[imgs.xkcd.com image 740x308]


Sometimes, a tattoo is there to tell someone how to save your life:
i599.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-15 06:42:19 PM  

Fafai: Fafai: on my leg

Here's the placement:
[i.imgur.com image 343x457]

None of my tats are visible when I'm in pants and a tee. NTTAWWT. For some jobs, the more visible tattoos the better. (Not mine though).


That baby is pretty realistic.
 
2014-06-15 08:36:36 PM  

GWSuperfan: anuran: Begoggle: All tattoos are stupid.

No.
[imgs.xkcd.com image 740x308]

Sometimes, a tattoo is there to tell someone how to save your life:
[i599.photobucket.com image 320x240]


If only there was some universal symbol/color that was in place it might work.  As it stands most EMTs et al don't even try to look for medical tats.
 
2014-06-15 08:44:11 PM  

Fafai: Fafai: on my leg

Here's the placement:
[i.imgur.com image 343x457]

None of my tats are visible when I'm in pants and a tee. NTTAWWT. For some jobs, the more visible tattoos the better. (Not mine though).


I don't get it. Some indecipherable crap on your leg explodes when a baby humps your leg? That is way too cool for me.
 
2014-06-15 11:55:22 PM  

Back Alley Proctologist: buntz: I love Christmas Abbott, beautiful girl.  Great competitor.

But the tattoo makes her look like someone drew on her with magic marker and she didn't bother to wash it off.

It's not a deal breaker for me, but I'm not a fan.

[carrotsncake.com image 800x581]

That's farking graffiti. I have been thinking about a tattoo, but can't decide on what to get. What do you guys think about this? I'm not military, never have been. It's just an agly-ass piece of beauty, designed for gritty functionality -- something about that resonates with me.

[photos1.blogger.com image 600x400]



You flatter me.  But if you must, my other side is better.
 
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