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Old 04-12-2005, 02:45 PM   #31
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A friend of mine got a tattoo when she was young (about your age luvs) and she's a little older than me - I won't tell you how bad it looks - but it's pretty bad.

And DS - my husband is just like you - he can see the most attractive female and say so accordingly - but if he then sees a tattoo on her back or anywhere (well, except eyeliner) he is totally turned off and she, in his eyes, is no longer attractive. It's a tough decision and when the urge is that strong to get one it's hard to convince yourself otherwise.


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Old 04-12-2005, 02:56 PM   #32
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Winston Churchill's mother , circulated quite freely among the Walesí social circle sporting a tattoo of a snake around her left wrist. A well-placed bracelet hid the tattoo when it didnít tickle her fancy.

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Originally Posted by -DEADLY SUSHI-
Ok..... Im gonna get slammed for this BUT...... I think tatoos are the ugliest thing a woman could do to their body. VERY unfeminine..... not classy..... and the older they get the worse they get. They fit truck drivers, pirates and some men. But I'll put it this way...... if we were ummmmmm.... undressing. ...... and I saw that tatoo or GOD forbid more than one I dont think I could get aroused. I IMPLORE you women!!! Dont get tatoos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOLOL... Many years ago mom got some cherries on her breast... she now has HOT PEPPERS. It's pretty bad.
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Old 04-12-2005, 04:42 PM   #34
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I totally agree with DS! I think they leave a very negative impression to others and the larger the tattoo, the more repulsive. Because they last forever (unless you spend a small fortune for removal), they can look horrible with old age. Ladies, just think of that lovely little flower you have on your chest that will sag down with age and become misshapen and nearly unrecognizable. Ugh.
And I wouldn't just limit this to women with tats. Men sag too, not to mention that they get hairier and that cute dancing girl with the grass skirt on your forearm starts to look like Sasquatch in old age. Then you can add the odd bluish color that the black ink turns into in the older tattoos and the feathering and blurring of the picture. I'm not a fan of tatoos on men or women.

I also don't understand getting them where you can see part of the tattoo sticking out of tank tops or waistbands. I can understand putting them in a private place or in a public place, but these are only partly visible. Maybe they should get a Kilroy tat.

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Soooooooo..... Im NOT alone!

Watch.... I'll fall in love with a woman that has a tatoo.
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Old 04-13-2005, 01:44 AM   #36
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Don't worry Sushi, fall in love with the girl and the tatoo will be come beautiful to you.
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pds he didn't believe me when we talked about this way back lol.
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Old 04-14-2005, 10:36 AM   #38
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Ladies, I'm in the same boat as Sushi.

I just hate the idea of scarring up your body for fashion's sake. I can't stand tattoos, never liked them, but now that they are the "in" thing for young kids, it's now become just a fad. If they are so wonderful, why do people put them where they can be so easily hidden?

The only tattoos I've not been offended by are those on older men who have their military insignia on them, you know, from like WWII. That's it. I hate having to shield my kids' eyes when a man walks by with a tat of an unclothed woman on his forearm.
My sister got one last summer (she's 41). I don't like it. It's some asian inspired something (looks like a chinese character) that her son designed. I still don't like it.
Makes me feel like she wasn't satisfied with the way she was made.

I can't wait for the day that tats are out of fashion. Then I can be cool. That will also be the day that it's okay to be pasty white because you didn't worship the sun, and instead wore 45 spf to keep from getting skin cancer. Then I'll be super cool.
okay, I'm climbing down from my soapbox.

sorry to vent so harshly, but I care about you guys. If I didn't, I wouldn't say a word. ...and Sush, just say you don't want tats when you go on eharmony.com.
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Old 04-14-2005, 10:45 AM   #39
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It is arguably claimed that tattooing has existed since 12,000 years BC, so it's not a fad.

In some areas it is part of their culture an rituals.

I've had mine for over 20 years.

The reason people put them where they can't be seen all the time is due to attitudes other people have about tattoos.
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Old 04-14-2005, 01:04 PM   #40
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The tattoos of long ago were shrouded in deep meaning though. They spoke of the transition from boy to man, girl to woman. They marked a person as a great warrior, or a healer or a spiritualist. The marks were symbols of which tribe one belonged to, or which god you chose to watch over you. They were seeped in lore and history and power and symbolism. People earned the right to wear them. It wasn't decoration for decoration's sake.

I do have a small tatoo on my arm which was inked when I was very young wild child (16), way way way before it was "cool". It was a foolish and stupid thing to do, I knew it as soon as it was started; thus it was never finished. I consider it a permanant reminder of why I need to really think before I act. Some things you can't wish away though and this is definitely one of them.

But I'm also a firm believer in the old live and let live theory. Everyone is free to paint and poke themselves to their heart's content. I don't think any less of anyone for having them nor do I admire those who do. Everyone is looking for a way to express themselves and tatooing & piercing seems to be a fairly harmless way to do it.


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