L. Glanton wrote:
I mean, they don't affect anyone else but the person who has the tattoo. Why do people feel compelled to judge other people on such an arbitrary thing? A desperate need to find a reason to judge someone?
Tattoos are plain trashy, bud.
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it makes us sad to see hot chicks spoiled with them
no one cares what guys do
I guess I could be an outlier here, but...
Have a PhD, gainfully employed full-time in my field for well respected employer, routinely get bonuses and achieve highest level on performance evaluations.
Make plenty of money, certainly enough to live comfortably and then some.
IQ was tested when I was in elementary school, number not important but suffice to say enough to net me a spot in the gifted program.
Married x 15 years to equally successful spouse.
No drug use or abuse, minimal social alcohol use, but certainly no abuse.
Have tattoos. Also have piercings (nose and industrial).
Over 50 % of the students on a college campus in the US today have ink.
This seems like this thread is comprised of HS posters where mum won’t let them have ink.
So out of touch.
It's important to create your individual identify by following the herd.
Discussed briefly in my original post. Certainly not peer pressure.
Anecdotally though, thinking about folks I have worked with (I'm in healthcare), and those in my social circle who are fairly similar to me (highly educated, gainfully employed, financially successful, intelligent) most of us have tattoos and/or piercings.
However, I also recognize that you most often see what's readily around you; and so I guess most of you know and socialize with low SES, low IQ, trashy drug abusers. Sorry for you.
From my original post:
"My reasons are personal and no one's business but my own."
I also elaborated that sometimes, modifications are visible and other times they are not. Over my education, training, and career, I've had to move to multiple geographic locations for training and opportunities to further my career (I'm 43, just FYI). Each time, I've found a generally similar dynamic, which is to say that I eventually find out that probably more than 50% of people I work with/spend time with have some type of body modification.
For whatever it's worth, I've never gotten a tattoo or piercing with someone, or on a whim, or impulsively. Also for whatever it's worth, I'm considering adding another tattoo; I've been considering this particular tattoo for the past 8 years.
Definitely not unable. Choosing not to, and I was clear about that. I'm also clear that your post is simply an effort to discredit my argument and make it appear as though my intelligence is in question. Nice try, but wholly ineffective.