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post #121 of 194
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
What did you expect to happen?

well its on my side... so it's covered up by a shirt 99% of the time
post #122 of 194
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Originally Posted by spertia View Post
For those of you with tattoos, do you mind when strangers comment on yours (or ask questions about them), or do you find it annoying? My wife has a couple of simple (but rather prominent) geometric tattoos, and she seems to get tired of people asking "what they mean."
I don't mind when people compliment me on mine, but it's annoying when they ask me to explain them. A lot of people assume that all tattoos have some very cryptic or personal meaning. Personally, I find all that "deep, inner meaning" stuff associated with tattoos to be a bit goofy.

Back to the original topic, like it or not, tattoos do make a statement and they do correlate with fashion and style. I have to take them into consideration when choosing an outfit, whether or not it is an appropriate occasion to leave them visible.

My girl hasn't shitcanned me yet, but faggots do shun me occasionally!
post #123 of 194
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Originally Posted by spertia View Post
For those of you with tattoos, do you mind when strangers comment on yours (or ask questions about them), or do you find it annoying? My wife has a couple of simple (but rather prominent) geometric tattoos, and she seems to get tired of people asking "what they mean."

My girlfriend has a tree of life tattooed on her back

People keep touching it and it's quite upsetting for her.
post #124 of 194
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My girlfriend has a tree of life tattooed on her back

People keep touching it and it's quite upsetting for her.
I guess people should think of that when they get something that says "Look at me! I need attention!" put on their body.
post #125 of 194
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Originally Posted by starcrash View Post
I don't mind when people compliment me on mine, but it's annoying when they ask me to explain them.

Agreed. Compliments in general make me feel uncomfortable. Plus, it's exposing enough to have a tattoo on your arm. Being asked to explain its personal meaning is a bit too much. I would rather someone just appreciate the artistry.
post #126 of 194
^^

definitely so.
post #127 of 194
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Originally Posted by AntiHero84 View Post
Agreed. Compliments in general make me feel uncomfortable. Plus, it's exposing enough to have a tattoo on your arm. Being asked to explain its personal meaning is a bit too much. I would rather someone just appreciate the artistry.
What is exposing about having a tattoo on your arm?
post #128 of 194
You stick out. I have a half sleeve on my left arm and I occasionally get stared at walking down the street. For the most part it doesn't bother me, but I do feel a bit exposed when people see a part of me that remains hidden at work and other more formal situations. For the most part, it's rather funny. Some people seem intrigued, others repulsed. Those who are offended are the most entertaining.
post #129 of 194
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Originally Posted by AntiHero84 View Post
Those who are offended are the most entertaining.
I assume that is why a lot of people get tattoos. So when someone says they hate being asked about them I am a little perplexed.

I mean it is a freakin' tattoo. I could do the same with henna(sp?) or a stamp kit. They are so normal now. Extreme body modification is where it is at for the edgy IMHO.
post #130 of 194
I didn't get a tattoo to be edgy or offensive. I'm just surprised someone could be so uptight, especially when they are becoming more common.

What would you describe as extreme body modification.
post #131 of 194
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I didn't get a tattoo to be edgy or offensive. I'm just surprised someone could be so uptight, especially when they are becoming more common.
Becoming more common? They ARE common. I miss the 70's when all a tattoo meant was a night out drinking and the rest of your life with Speedy Gonzales.
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What would you describe as extreme body modification.
post #132 of 194
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I guess people should think of that when they get something that says "Look at me! I need attention!" put on their body.

You only see it if she is wearing something backless, which isn't that often.


What you're thinking of is a tramp stamp. THAT'S a call for attention.
post #133 of 194
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Originally Posted by Sigmeow View Post
You only see it if she is wearing something backless, which isn't that often.


What you're thinking of is a tramp stamp. THAT'S a call for attention.
Sorry. I was a little rude in my response. I would say that one of the top reasons people get tattoos is for attention and I am shocked to hear about how some people do not like.

After having had drilled into me for the last few years that people get tattoos that mean something to themselves I think it is rude not to ask what it means. Which I guess is the opposite of art where I feel the viewer is meant to take away their own meaning.
post #134 of 194
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Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
Sorry. I was a little rude in my response. I would say that one of the top reasons people get tattoos is for attention and I am shocked to hear about how some people do not like.

After having had drilled into me for the last few years that people get tattoos that mean something to themselves I think it is rude not to ask what it means. Which I guess is the opposite of art where I feel the viewer is meant to take away their own meaning.

It's ok.

There are people with awesome tats these days like my girlfriend and my sister in law, but there are some people out there with stuff like tribal that not only looks godawful but is so unoriginal. Those people ruin it for the rest of 'em.
post #135 of 194
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Originally Posted by Sigmeow View Post
There are people with awesome tats these days like my girlfriend and my sister in law, but there are some people out there with stuff like tribal that not only looks godawful but is so unoriginal. Those people ruin it for the rest of 'em.
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