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Tattoo Poll

Discussion in 'The OT' started by 1953, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. TXD16

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    Tattooing the human body is akin to tossing up some graffiti on the statue David---just don't make no sense.

    (Note: Colloquial slang intentionally included in order to give Nicky-boy something to parse. :rolleyes:)
     
  2. Laxguy

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    Wow, you know a whole lot of people much more beautiful than the group I know! :lol: Most are over 40! And with 5-55 extra pounds, most of them.

    There are some people that a tattoo would make interesting.
     
  3. Stewart Vernon

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    I've seen some tattoos that as pieces of art were very impressive... I've seen some people with tattoos that it looked perfectly normal to see them that way. I do wonder, as with other things, will people in their 70s still like the tattoos they got in their 20s... but that's for them to deal with when the time comes.

    For myself... I couldn't do that to myself. I can take pain, but it doesn't mean I invite it... I couldn't intentionally puncture myself for a piercing or a tattoo... but I also don't judge anyone for having them... the only thing to me, are certain piercings (like say a nose or tongue ring) that are right there in front of you... bother me a little NOT because I'm offended or judge the person, but it is hard not to see it and think how much it must have hurt to get it.
     
  4. RunnerFL

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    I have a few Tat's but they are well thought out and well done and have significance for me.
     
  5. scooby2

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    +1

    I have a few well thought out ones and want to get a half sleeve when I reach some life goals I've set. I personally dig chicks with sleeves. It must be a younger gen thing. I'm 35 and most of my friends have at least half a dozen. Tats are back!
     
  6. Upstream

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    Definitely a generational thing, with the dividing line somewhere around 35-40. Those younger are much more likely to have tats than those older.
     
  7. Game Fan

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    I'm not a fan. Told my son growing up, if you get one while living under my roof and I find it, it's coming off with a wire brush. That scare tactic worked. So, he married a girl with tats. She's 30, a mother and regrets every one she got.
     
  8. wilbur_the_goose

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    scooby2 - you don't see the link between tats and slavery/servitude?
     
  9. 1953

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    My wife once had a busty young office assistant who had her name (Rose) tattooed on the upper portion of one breast. Being a mother of three and more mature my wife told Rose that later in life her tattoo would than likely be RRRRoooosssseeee. Time changes all things. :(
     
  10. scooper

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    Wife has a nice gaelic knot penguin tat on her lower right leg, I don't have nor want any. Live and let live - the tattoo owner will have to live with it, no matter what happens to it....
     
  11. 1953

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    I didn't know penguin's live in Scotland and Ireland. :D
     
  12. Rich

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    I saw many guys come back from liberty drunk, with a brand new tattoo on their arms or legs. Most woke up in the mornings in tears. That was when I was on shore duty. Same thing happened on the ship. Ecstasy at night, remorse in the morning.

    I spent a week at the beach a bit ago and tats and older women just don't look right together.

    I have none, which is rather amazing when I think about how drunk I used to get in the Navy.

    I kinda understand why people get tattoos, but the piercings are what I find hideous, but I don't really care about what people want to do to their bodies, that's their business.

    Rich
     
  13. 1953

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    During my combined Air Force & Army 20 year career conspicuous tattoos could get you an UCMJ Article 15. For those unfamiliar with the military justice system an Article 15 can be quite damaging to ones career.
     
  14. James Long

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    And yet my brother got his arm tattooed while in the Air Force.

    He's the only one I know of in the family who ever had a tat.
     
  15. 1953

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    Note I said conspicuous. Covered by clothing were generally okay.
     
  16. RunnerFL

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    Wha??? You gotta be kidding me. Ummm, no.

    Tats were used to mark prisoners and slaves, yes, but a tat doesn't mean you are prisoner or slave.

    That's like saying all moustaches are evil because Hitler had one.
     
  17. 1953

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    +1, Let's not start playing that card.
     
  18. AntAltMike

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    College...
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  19. 1953

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    And? :confused:
     
  20. Laxguy

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    See thread title.... ;)

    A different sort of Tattoo....
     

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