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"Show us your tattoo" contest draws critics
stltoday.com ^ | Friday, October 1, 2010 | STEVE PARKER

Posted on 10/02/2010 12:16:04 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

"Show us your tattoo" contest draws critics

BY STEVE PARKER

Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 11:36 am

The Modesto Bee is reporting that it's online "show us your tattoo" contest met with some criticism.

The contest -- which ended Thursday -- was aimed at attracting younger readers. Interactive media director Dan Day wrote:

It's that under-30 generation we're trying to reach with the contest, hoping they'll stop by our website to view a few tattoos and maybe even pick up a copy of the newspaper.

In a column explaining the contest, Day said he heard from critics:

"What kind of knuckleheads are running the paper these days?" read one caustic e-mail. "Can't you guys come up with anything to raise the level of consciousness up a little around here?"

Another reader wrote on our website, "I don't know why The Bee wants to glorify this despicable art form."

Day answers:

...I recognize that tattoos -- once the domain of bikers, carnival workers and other rough-and-tumble types -- have become much more common in society.

To men and women 30 and under, the stigma earlier generations associated with tattoos hasn't imprinted. Maybe that's why there are about 50 registered tattoo parlors in Stanislaus County and 80 or so registered artists.

By the way, you can see the winning tattoo, a woman's memorial tribute to her sister, at the Bee's website.

(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Miscellaneous; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bodyart; freaks; generationx; modestobee; tattoo; tattoos; trampstamp
And the winner is ... Photobucket
1 posted on 10/02/2010 12:16:08 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

This thread had a lot of potential that is just didn’t live up to.
No talent anywhere!


2 posted on 10/02/2010 12:19:28 PM PDT by G Larry
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To: DogByte6RER

3 posted on 10/02/2010 12:20:33 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: DogByte6RER

Creepy


4 posted on 10/02/2010 12:21:04 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: DogByte6RER

They should call it, “Show Us How Stupid You Are”


5 posted on 10/02/2010 12:21:15 PM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: DogByte6RER

How awful!

Can you imagine what this guy will look like when he’s 70 or 80? As his skin sags and dries up, he’ll look like a carnival freak!

Again, it’s a push towards the PRIMATIVE on steroids.


6 posted on 10/02/2010 12:26:17 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: DogByte6RER

7 posted on 10/02/2010 12:26:17 PM PDT by HighWheeler
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
“I'm Awesome”

should read I am awesomely STUPID.

8 posted on 10/02/2010 12:27:23 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: DogByte6RER

I don’t have a problem with “The Bee” having the contest. But I still believe the vast majority of people who get tattoos are short sighted if not stupid:

1. They don’t call them “tramp stamps” for nothing. Show me a girl with a tattoo on her lower back and I’ll show you a slut.
2. For women who get them on their breast, they rarely realize that someday that same tattoo is going to be stretched out and closer to their navel.
3. Young people getting their boyfriends or girlfriends name tattooed on themselves is a study in shortsightedness.
4. Getting them on the face or neck instantly says, “Low I.Q” (or gang member).


9 posted on 10/02/2010 12:28:28 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
If a person is really “awesome” they don't have to TELL others they are. It is known by how they perform and behavior. This tells me the OPPOSITE is true. Ah, so much for humility. Narcissism is the word of the day in the most prinative way!

Perhaps this one has major SELF ESTEEM problems?

10 posted on 10/02/2010 12:29:33 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nmh

If and when this a$$clown makes it to 70 or 80, it will most likely be in a concrete cell where he has been serving his life sentence.


12 posted on 10/02/2010 12:33:15 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

True ... if he survives.

You’ve got to be on drugs to do THAT to yourself.

It’s so disgusting.


13 posted on 10/02/2010 12:35:40 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nmh

“Can you imagine what this guy will look like when he’s 70 or 80? As his skin sags and dries up, he’ll look like a carnival freak!”

I think that guy is in prison for killing a police officer, so thankfully we won’t have to run into him on the street a few decades from now!


14 posted on 10/02/2010 12:36:15 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: DogByte6RER

A face that just screams out, “Hire Me!”


15 posted on 10/02/2010 12:36:27 PM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: sauropod

LOL at the cat...


17 posted on 10/02/2010 12:44:39 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: DogByte6RER
MIXED MEDIA


18 posted on 10/02/2010 12:59:10 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: DogByte6RER

newspapers love ink, so...

I am surprise this wasn’t just for kids


19 posted on 10/02/2010 1:01:14 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: JoeProBono

obviously very normal. /s


20 posted on 10/02/2010 1:02:53 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: HighWheeler
Disgustingly creative.


21 posted on 10/02/2010 1:38:35 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Just imagine what they will look like when they reach senior citizen status.


22 posted on 10/02/2010 1:42:27 PM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: Artemis Webb
Show me a girl with a tattoo on her lower back and I’ll show you a slut.
Young people getting their boyfriends or girlfriends name tattooed on themselves is a study in shortsightedness.

I know a couple women with tattoos on their lower back – neither are sluts. I agree with your comment on names as do many tattooists, many tattooists here refuse to do it. They consider it bad luck, tattoo the name and a breakup is certain.

23 posted on 10/02/2010 1:53:02 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: dfwgator

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Uh_Yeah.mp3


24 posted on 10/02/2010 1:59:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: R. Scott

“....neither are sluts”

They may not be sluts but at least 50% of the people who see that tattoo will think they are.
Thats a great way to live life....


25 posted on 10/02/2010 2:08:06 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: G Larry
The Modesto Bee is reporting that it's online "show us your tattoo" contest met with some criticism. The contest -- which ended Thursday -- was aimed at attracting younger readers.

Yes, and "show us your gunshot wounds" would attract younger readers.............also, "show us your STDs" would attract younger readers.........

:}

26 posted on 10/02/2010 2:09:54 PM PDT by AwesomePossum (I have never looked this forward to a November........)
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To: mowowie

Then 50% of the people show their ignorance.


27 posted on 10/02/2010 2:12:24 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: DogByte6RER


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

28 posted on 10/02/2010 2:20:27 PM PDT by The Comedian ("Progressive" is a code word for "Pending nitrogen cycle contributor")
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To: DogByte6RER
Nah.

Photobucket

29 posted on 10/02/2010 2:21:28 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: G Larry

I always hated tattoos and thought you’d have to kill me before you could get one on me. I got struck by lightning (according to the National Weather Service cloud to ground lightning equals 50 million to 1 billion volts)and lived to tell about it. Now I have a small lightning bolt tattoo on my hand. Can I get a mulligan? I work for no one but myself.


30 posted on 10/02/2010 2:23:34 PM PDT by Chunga85 ("Foreclosure Fraud", TARP, "Mortgage Crisis", Bailout)
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To: nmh

I hope you realized he spelled it wrong :>)


31 posted on 10/02/2010 2:31:56 PM PDT by irishtenor (Tag lines, they are not what they used to be...)
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To: The Comedian

Imagine living with that muzzie turd tattooed to your back for the rest of your life.

Sheesh.....


32 posted on 10/02/2010 2:48:26 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Artemis Webb
“But I still believe the vast majority of people who get tattoos are short sighted if not stupid”

But no all people. So the marines I was with who had their names tattooed on the chest so they didn't have to wear dog tags were O.K. then.

33 posted on 10/02/2010 2:51:50 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: jimpick; cardinal4

I’m 68 now and have never been tattooed. Every now and then I wish that I’d got my squadron’s logo on my bicep, a big coiled cobra. If there had been a tattoo parlor right off the main gate at Clark AB, I’d have that baby now. After almost a half century, it’d be a faded blue blob.


34 posted on 10/02/2010 3:06:53 PM PDT by Ax
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To: mowowie
Imagine living with that muzzie turd tattooed to your back for the rest of your life.

Uh, are you assuming the ability of the wearer to experience shame?

A lot of Nazis died in their uniforms, sure in the knowledge of the triumph of the Third Reich, even as a Jewish baby was wriggling at the end of their bayonets.

Don't ascribe human emotions to Obama supporters.

It's a mistake.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

35 posted on 10/02/2010 3:18:53 PM PDT by The Comedian ("Progressive" is a code word for "Pending nitrogen cycle contributor")
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To: dfwgator

Yes ... this young articulate gentleman is seeking an executive position in corporate public relations in a Fortune 500 company.

He could serve as the spokesman and faceman for the company.


36 posted on 10/02/2010 4:10:36 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: The Comedian

Good point.
It’s a mistake many people make, unfortunatly.


37 posted on 10/02/2010 6:26:06 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: The Comedian

including my spelling...


38 posted on 10/02/2010 6:30:54 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Rebelbase

Pretty realistic...look at the disdainful sneer from kitteh.


39 posted on 10/03/2010 2:25:34 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (Stupid should hurt.)
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