Skip to comments."Show us your tattoo" contest draws critics
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."
...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 ...
Just imagine what they will look like when they reach senior citizen status.
Show me a girl with a tattoo on her lower back and Ill 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.
“....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....
Yes, and "show us your gunshot wounds" would attract younger readers.............also, "show us your STDs" would attract younger readers.........
Then 50% of the people show their ignorance.
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.
I hope you realized he spelled it wrong :>)
Imagine living with that muzzie turd tattooed to your back for the rest of your life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s a mistake many people make, unfortunatly.
including my spelling...
Pretty realistic...look at the disdainful sneer from kitteh.
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