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Oxy 12-19-2013 01:28 AM

Tattoo-free. Real originality
 
In a world where people are encouraged to be 'original', what a great pity it is to see the second generation of 'tattoo' clones.

There is only one thing more unattractive than a guy with a tattoo. Thats a woman with a tattoo.

A chunk of the human race cannot think clearly for themselves, and (as is clearly the case with tattoos) so they do what everyone else tells them is 'cool'.

Tattoos are the body modification version of Facebook.

Once you do it, it won't go away.

Sansa Stark 12-19-2013 01:32 AM

stop

Burning Down 12-19-2013 01:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Oxy (Post 1396608)
In a world where people are encouraged to be 'original', what a great pity it is to see the second generation of 'tattoo' clones.

There is only one thing more unattractive than a guy with a tattoo. Thats a woman with a tattoo.

A chunk of the human race cannot think clearly for themselves, and (as is clearly the case with tattoos) so they do what everyone else tells them is 'cool'.

Tattoos are the body modification version of Facebook.

Once you do it, it won't go away.

So? You can't stop people from getting tattoos because you think they're unattractive and not original. Nobody is telling anyone else to get tattoos. I've never heard of anybody being held at gunpoint until they got a tattoo. Like anything in life, there are possible consequences. Ever heard of tattoo regret?

If someone wants to get a tattoo, they should be free to do so. Same if they want to post pictures of their tats on the Facebook page you think they should close. To each their own.

Oxy 12-19-2013 01:44 AM

Certainly each to their own.

The more serious point is the ridiculous copycat mindset that ultimately leads to what you call 'tattoo-regret'.

Think about whose opinions and advice you trusted (say) five or ten years ago. Then ask if you still value those opinions quite so much today.

Burning Down 12-19-2013 01:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Oxy (Post 1396618)
Certainly each to their own.

The more serious point is the ridiculous copycat mindset that ultimately leads to what you call 'tattoo-regret'.

Think about whose opinions and advice you trusted (say) five or ten years ago. Then ask if you still value those opinions quite so much today.

Again, so what? It's not my problem if someone regrets a tattoo they got and it shouldn't be your problem either. Humans have been getting tattoos for thousands of years and will continue to do so in the future. The "copycat mindset" you mention stems from the fact that humans imitate in order to feel included in a group. It's been going on since the beginning of time in all aspects of life.

What does past advice have to do with anything here? Do I still heed good advice from my parents from 5 years ago? Of course.

I'm not sure what your issue is here. Perhaps you just like stirring the pot.

Oxy 12-19-2013 02:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Burning Down (Post 1396619)
Again, so what? It's not my problem if someone regrets a tattoo they got and it shouldn't be your problem either. Humans have been getting tattoos for thousands of years and will continue to do so in the future. The "copycat mindset" you mention stems from the fact that humans imitate in order to feel included in a group. It's been going on since the beginning of time in all aspects of life.

What does past advice have to do with anything here? Do I still heed good advice from my parents from 5 years ago? Of course.

I'm not sure what your issue is here. Perhaps you just like stirring the pot.

The topic I raise is not anybody's 'problem', and thankfully people can make choices. The point about 'imitating' is interesting and certainly has some validity. Some animals are happy in packs. Thats not however how the human being is supposed to behave. There should be a mix of 'leaders and advisers'. Tribes sometimes called them 'wise men'.

The sad element is that, particularly in a media-celebrity society, some people don't get the chance to develop their originality. Its seen as 'oh, well he does it , so it must be good'.

Some people don't think its important to know where France is on a map, or what x% means either.

butthead aka 216 12-19-2013 03:09 AM

Well I agree women with many tats look bad. I think the unoriginal tats aren't that bad tho

TheBig3 12-19-2013 07:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oxy (Post 1396608)
In a world where people are encouraged to be 'original', what a great pity it is to see the second generation of 'tattoo' clones.

There is only one thing more unattractive than a guy with a tattoo. Thats a woman with a tattoo.

A chunk of the human race cannot think clearly for themselves, and (as is clearly the case with tattoos) so they do what everyone else tells them is 'cool'.

Tattoos are the body modification version of Facebook.

Once you do it, it won't go away.

Man, you hate Facebook, huh? Tell me, once you get rid of Facebook, and every one hates you, what will you move onto next?

Also, friend me.

LennyComa 12-19-2013 08:43 AM

**** the bed this thread could get messy. I have several tattoo's and don't regret any of them (Got my first one 9 years ago). For me each one is original except maybe my Fight Like Apes Tattoo but I have never met anyone who has a FLApes tattoo (Although I do know of someone who has one but different to mine).
As for women looking bad with tattoo's I must say I think Kat Von D, Laila Khan and Amy Dumas look Damn good with tattoos.

Plankton 12-19-2013 09:35 AM

Beauty/Eye/Beholder

I will say this... if I wasn't born with it, I don't want it. I have drawn tatts for people and even given a couple of ****ty ones though, and a very close friend who passed recently owned a couple of shops, so it's not like I'm a prude, just don't feel the need to alter what Jah has given me.


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