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Why on earth do people want to mutilate themselves with tattoos?

gocar 2012/06/06 15:27:59
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When I see all the tattoos all over the place I immediately think we are reverting to a primitive sort of culture. When I was a kid the pictures of those cultures with multiple piercing, distorted features, and dyes injected under the skin were interesting only by the fact that civilization had not come to them. Now it seems that tattoos even for middle aged women are common. Are they trying to seem cool or young? I once saw a cadaver that had been tattooed and it looked as if maggots had been at it. Do you want your surgeon to come into the OR with tattoos all the way up his arms? I just don't understand I guess. One day it will all look as if you were in a hell of a fight and are bruised.
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  • ☂cinderella.dress.in.yellow☂ 2012/06/07 21:33:29
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    ☂cinderella.dress.in.yellow☂
    people have to ways to express themselves
  • Max7 2012/06/07 21:14:44
    Beats Me
    Max7
    Some of them are gross, and make the individual look dirty, and god forbid that they have a bunch of tattoo's enhanced with earring piercings all over their bodies, gross -
  • krishan chandra 2012/06/07 21:01:24
    Tattoos are unhealthy
    krishan chandra
    Don't use.
  • ~Adrien~ 2012/06/07 20:16:17
    Tattoos are cool
    ~Adrien~
    celtic heart tattoo
    I prefer Celtic Art myself. . .
  • lucythetooth 2012/06/07 02:12:49
    Tattoos are cool
    lucythetooth
    +3
    Tattoos are walking art and usually express something important to the person wearing them.

    And as far as my surgeon... I wouldn't care if he was tattooed from head to toe and had a face full of piercings as long as he could do his job.
  • MandaLynne 2012/06/06 21:03:27
    Tattoos are cool
    MandaLynne
    +1
    It is no more a mutilation than pierced ears or a nose job. Granted, like everything else, it can be taken to an extreme and for me, moderation is paramount.

    I guess I qualify as a middle-aged woman who got a tattoo. However, I first wanted one when I was 20. I decided that, seeing the permanence of one, that I would wait 20 years and if I still wanted one I would get one. I now have a small decorative heart on my inside left ankle. Getting it had nothing to do with trying to seem cool or young any more than getting my ears pierced did. It is decoration.
  • MandaLynne MandaLynne 2012/06/06 21:05:30
  • Metaldane 2012/06/06 20:38:14 (edited)
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    Metaldane
    +3
    Does this look like mutilation to you? because it looks like pure beauty to me

    suicide girls

    and this is a great symbol of scandinavian heritage looks like art to me

    Mjolnir tattoo

    I think you need to go visit a hospital to learn what real mutilation looks like because you obviously don't know.
  • Clay Slayer 2012/06/06 20:30:16
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    Clay Slayer
    +3
    Tattoos have been around for centuries... Tattoos told the story of a mans travels,, of their lives,, It was also an early means of identification... As one person said,, dont like them,, dont get them...

    I dont care much for the lip, eyebrow, nose and other body peircings ,, but to each his own....
  • sd *TROUBLE* 2012/06/06 17:32:45
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    sd *TROUBLE*
    +2
    I don't care what my surgeon has on his body, as long as he knows what he's doing.
    Tattoos, when done right, are awesome.
    I never understood why people have to go out of their way to hate on tattoos and piercings so much.
    If you don't like tattoos or piercings, then don't get one.
    Plain and simple.
  • BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET) 2012/06/06 16:38:43
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    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    +2
    Why on earth does it matter?
  • Sammi </3 2012/06/06 15:58:47
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    Sammi </3
    +2
    it shows who they are and to show how they feel sometimes
  • Reggie☮ 2012/06/06 15:52:37
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    Reggie☮
    +2
    People like them.
  • Sister Jean 2012/06/06 15:43:40
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    Sister Jean
    +2
    some are nice if done tastefully and not covering most of the body..one for a loved one can be sweet http://slodive.com/wp-content...
  • rawrimamoocow 2012/06/06 15:43:36
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    rawrimamoocow
    +3
    Sime tattoos can be really beautiful
  • FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX 2012/06/06 15:42:00
    It's only a fad
    FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX
    +1
    When I was growing up if you had a tattoo you were either in the Navy or a freak. This generation will be sorry when the fad wears off.
  • gocar FAWKES'... 2012/06/06 17:09:02
    gocar
    +1
    I agree and they really loong terrible on the elderly.
  • sd *TRO... FAWKES'... 2012/06/06 17:29:44
    sd *TROUBLE*
    +1
    Fad? lol i'd hardly call it a fad.

    What fad do you know that has lasted decades? I mean really.
  • FAWKES'... sd *TRO... 2012/06/06 17:43:08
    FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX
    +1
    Decades? How old are you? 15? Tattoos were not popular in the 80's except with the Punk crowd.
  • FAWKES'... FAWKES'... 2012/06/06 17:43:34
    FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX
    +1
    Oh LOL!!! I just checked.. You're 16. ROFL!!!
  • sd *TRO... FAWKES'... 2012/06/06 17:53:00
    sd *TROUBLE*
    +1
    My age doesn't have anything to do with it.

    I don't know why its so funny to you.
  • sd *TRO... FAWKES'... 2012/06/06 17:52:00 (edited)
    sd *TROUBLE*
    +1
    But they were still around back then. And they still are now.
    Which is my point.
  • 1wickedwitch 2012/06/06 15:31:14
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    1wickedwitch
    +1
    i think if done well ,tattoos are beautiful.

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