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To: rarestia
Hate to get down on you man, but if you're not a sailor or a Samoan, tatoos are pretty lowlife, especially on women. What's the point, to emulate a prison convict?

Really curious on the motivation. Help me here, maybe there is some redeeming value I am just blind to. If its just peer pressure, my Mom had a very good answer, "if all your friends are sticking their heads in the oven, you are going to do the same?"

48 posted on 08/17/2011 9:01:17 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: dusttoyou

I would start by asking your age, but that’s not only inappropriate but immaterial.

When I was 18, I was pushing 400 lbs, looked like crap, had zero if not negative self-esteem, never had a girlfriend, and I was always down on myself. Getting ink and piercings were my way of rebelling against a society I thought was against me.

It wasn’t until I moved back home from college that I realized that the fly-by-night college friends I made were just that, and now I have to face a job market with tattoos and piercings.

Well needless to say the piercings went pretty quick. The tattoos, well, they’re permanent, but I have no regrets. Like I said, I have patriotic, Christian, and meaningful (to me) scripts for tats. An American flag, Our Lady of Guadeloupe, and some Latin on my arms are all I sport. The practice became silly to me when I thought, “I’m paying these people $100 an hour to mark up my body and have nothing but marks on my body.”

Money won over all else. Hence the reason I can’t understand how people spend so much money to mark themselves up with skulls, spider webs (a prison tat), Grim Reapers, and naked women.

A funny epilogue: I was actually the “trendsetter” among my friends for tats. I led, friends followed. Sadly, many of those friends didn’t follow my lead when I stopped. Then again, most of those folks are on the 10 year plan for college.


49 posted on 08/17/2011 9:27:11 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: dusttoyou

Can’t speak to any other’s person’s motivation but my youngest son has a WW II style tat on his right calf and another of the same style on his left, in honor of his grandads who served in the war, one in the Army and the other in the Navy.


53 posted on 08/17/2011 11:14:01 AM PDT by tal hajus ("Thank you sir. May I have another?" GOP)
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