Tattoos - a fashion statement?

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  1. mcflip

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    keep in mind that I'm going to assume that 75% of that 36% (so what... that leaves all but 9%) of tattooed people out there are frat boys/sorority girls with bad kanji on their shoulder blades, or some weird tribal sun thing in a similarly remote part of their body. I mean, no judgement on my part, but most people responding to these surveys probably don't fall under the "looks like a greaser" umbrella. The go to Padre and get ripped to the tits and get tazmanian devils with lacrosse sticks or something.

    I'm still trying to figure out why people in the ghetto (no, I promise I'm not being race specific here at all) get their own names tattooed on themselves. I live in Philly and I'm convinced people here have the worst tattoos per capita in the world.
     
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    Tattoos... hmmm.
    Well to be honest, most people I know do not treat them as a fashion statement, and get hideously ugly tattoos. Few people can actually pull it off well, in my opinion. When it is pulled off well, it works.

    But when it doesn't...
     
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    I'm getting a huge portrait of Thom Browne on my back.

    Sexy.
     
  4. Rye GB

    Rye GB Angry Englishman

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    LA has to to be up there for awful ill considered tat's.
    You have these collegiate gimps getting totally sleeved overnight, leg tats from knee to ankle and their demeanor just doesn't support what they've done. These guys 2 years ago were still shopping with their parents at American Eagle & A&F and now try to pull off some gangster shit.
    GS is one of the few fellas were it absolutely works and supports his attitude, dress sense and interests in music and culture. SoCals Iron Man tattoo is a pleasant surprise; though it opposes his refined sense of dress this is what makes it interesting for me. You can define him by his clothes but the tattoo throws a wrench in your/my conclusion about his personality and interests.
    Then the girls with the back neck tattoo's and the tramp stamp obscured by some funky skank G String eeuuchhhh!.

    I’m going to invest in a So Cal tattoo removal franchise and make some big buckeroo's.
     
  5. xchen

    xchen Senior member

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    Tattoos are for losers and faggots

    Uh.. yeah you are my hero. [​IMG]
     
  6. Rome

    Rome Mr. Chocolates Godiva

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    I think Lord of the Rings tattoos are fashion statements.

    It says to the world "Fuck, I should have gone with Star Wars!"
     
  7. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    GS is one of the few fellas were it absolutely works and supports his attitude, dress sense and interests in music and culture. .

    I'm going to invest in a So Cal tattoo removal franchise and make some big buckeroo's.


    It's true. I RULE

    ever seen Doctor Tat-Off on Wilshire, just before you get into Bev Hills?
     
  8. Rye GB

    Rye GB Angry Englishman

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    It's true. I RULE

    ever seen Doctor Tat-Off on Wilshire, just before you get into Bev Hills?


    Yeah you rule, I see "San-Gabe Valley Asian Of The Year 2007" on the horizon.

    Docter Tat-Off, what a great name!.
     
  9. xchen

    xchen Senior member

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    GS, I always tell people that by getting tattoos on the arms/wrists/necks, etc., that they are drastically limiting how they can dress once the have to have a porfessional job. Did you take it into consideration, and do you consider it to be somewhat of a hassle, or do you think it was worth it to get them and just deal with covering them up? I haven't gotten any and don't particularly plan on it, but I know people where I work (an office) make almost no effort to cover up the tattoos on the backs of their shoulders and even on their cleavage in one case. The receptionist has a tongue ring (yeah, she's a whore). I just don't see how some people don't make any effort to cover them up when it comes to working in a professional environment.

    Also, on a side note, Jason: Have you got another job aside from TaT? I thought I read in the other thread that you just run TaT on the side.
     
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    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    ^^^ Yea I have a day job, I do Thick as Thieves as a side project. My job's a "creative" one so I can wear anything I want and can look anyway I want, so tattoos piercings etc arent an issue. I def wouldnt enjoy working someplace where I *had* to wear a suit. I like suits for going out at nite and getting my groove on.

    I'm the wrong person to ask about covering tattoos in a professional environment since I've always had a "fuck you and your rules" attitude.
     
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    SoCals Iron Man tattoo is a pleasant surprise; though it opposes his refined sense of dress this is what makes it interesting for me. You can define him by his clothes but the tattoo throws a wrench in your/my conclusion about his personality and interests.

    Ever heard the Cardigans doing the song Iron Man? [​IMG] Funny to me anyhow....

    I would like to get a tat, and have a couple designs that have personal meanings. Work prohibits this (not literally)...so maybe sometime in the future.

    I find it interesting that folks would throw out a blanket statement that they couldn't be friends with someone with a tat though...kind of silly.
     
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    I like the guy who got a tattoo of the Polo logo on his chest. I tell people if I ever got one then that is what it would be. I like RL a lot and love that most everything is classy from Polo to the home line. He is big on elegance and I can appreciate that. Plus, I like the logo, and from now on I plan to collect a nice array of Polo RL dress shirts as I love the look of the timeless classics.
     
  13. redcaimen

    redcaimen Bigtime

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    I've wanted a tattoo for a long time, but I can't decide on anything that doesn't seem either completely pretentious, or boring and shallow. [​IMG]

    I should have a contest! "Design a tattoo for Sauce", everyone submits art, I pick the one I like best... you'll get to see your creation in WAYW!


    You should go with tattoos that incorporate various features of your body.How about Anasazi cliff dwellings placed strategically in the folds of your ears like they were on the ledges of sheer cliffs? A small and elegant tribute to the native american.
     
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    GS, I always tell people that by getting tattoos on the arms/wrists/necks, etc., that they are drastically limiting how they can dress once the have to have a porfessional job. Did you take it into consideration, and do you consider it to be somewhat of a hassle, or do you think it was worth it to get them and just deal with covering them up? I haven't gotten any and don't particularly plan on it, but I know people where I work (an office) make almost no effort to cover up the tattoos on the backs of their shoulders and even on their cleavage in one case. The receptionist has a tongue ring (yeah, she's a whore). I just don't see how some people don't make any effort to cover them up when it comes to working in a professional environment.

    I cover mine by wearing long sleeves. Everybody at work knows I have them, but I just don't feel like a big enough wig at the cracker factory to go showing off my stupid pictures yet.

    It's only mildly uncomfortable during the hottest days.
     

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