seaeagle wrote: Having turned 18 just as AIDS was starting to make its devastating mark on society, I felt no desire at all to take the risk and get a tattoo.
30-odd years later I am still glad I didn't get my skin inked. Tattoos are so commonplace that I feel I have kept my individuality by not having one, and I also know so many people who regret the tattoos they have.
It will be interesting when they go out of fashion again - business will boom in the laser tattoo removal industry.
I'm not so sure it will ever go out of style/fashion.
People have been defacing their bodies since almost the beginning of time.
People have been drawing on their bodies since before Cleopatra. Not just tattoos, ornamental
stuff. Everything from nose piercing to genital piercing to neck rings to those huge things they
put inside their mouths.
To me, it is like 'selfie's'. You ever visit someone's Facebook site and they have photo after photo...
on a daily basis, photo photo photo of themselves? I mean my gosh, I have never in my life realized
how struck people are on themselves.
I've got relatives that do that. I go to their
facebook page and what do I see, selfie's. The thing is, they look exactly the same as they did
ten minutes ago when they posted a selfie.
What I am saying is, there are many people that adorn themselves primarily for attention. Oh
sure, you can say it ain't so but it is in fact so. Flowers grow and seriously why would someone
be so lame to tattoo a flower on their arse......I admit it, it was so dumb of me to do that!
And what about the old days when men would have a scribbled tattoo, nothing colorful, just
stupid stuff like 'MOM' tatted on their arm.
My father, he had a sexy image of my mother tattooed on his arm and her name 'Barbara'.
Well they weren't married very long so he went his entire life with that sexy figure on his
arm with her name. He remarried and his wife of course and no doubt, got use to seeing
that on his arm.
Why do people put rings in their nose? Do they think it looks pretty? Or is it simply an
Today they have some very cool tattoos that are NOT permanent. You can put them on and
they last for a long time, even through several showers.
Anyway, I don't know if body art on self is ever going to stop but the good news is, there are
more and more very good but temporary products on the market now.