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Tempest63

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I feel 'alternative' by not having a tattoo. I personally hsve never felt a psychological need to get one.

In my opinion some people are going to look pretty stupid in later yesrs when life has changed them.
We have a family coat of arms which I thought at one time I would like tattooed on my chest but the moment passed FE5CC7C8-5DF9-408C-9A77-05634C7EB1E1.jpeg
 

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I may be the last one left who feels like this , but I don't like tattoos. Even managed to avoid getting any all my years as a biker. I can handle the odd small tasteful one without revulsion, I'm not a total abstainer. But generally I find them ugly. But then I mostly don't like modern art either - give me a Turner or a Constable any day.
Nooo... you're not the last one left.

The woman mentioned on here with the blue eyeballs, and the chap with his nose and ears cut off... I'm not sorry to say that they disgust me, it is hideous what they've done to their bodies. And sad that they feel that they must do things like that... which aren't reversible and therefore could be something they live to regret later in life. As well as dangerous.

They are the extreme ones, yes, but there are people who cover their bodies in tattoos and they just... to me, anyway... look so ugly. Mr Zebra feels the same, for what it's worth. I can't understand why they think it is a good look. (Yes yes I know, everyone's different and all that...) but I just don't see the appeal.

And as for modern art... I'm with you there too.

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Things is, you can position a tattoo so you can choose whether to show it or not. I have tattoos but you wouldn't know if you saw me at work.

Some colleagues have very visible ones on their arms and even hands.
The company is OK with this but I'm not sure they'd take on someone with facial tattoos or a mutilated nose.

One suspects it's not the asethetic aspect, more a question about their mental health.
 

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Things is, you can position a tattoo so you can choose whether to show it or not. I have tattoos but you wouldn't know if you saw me at work.

Some colleagues have very visible ones on their arms and even hands.
The company is OK with this but I'm not sure they'd take on someone with facial tattoos or a mutilated nose.

One suspects it's not the asethetic aspect, more a question about their mental health.
Yes, I think sadly there's definitely a mental health aspect with some of those. Which makes it all the more tragic if they ever realise that they wished they'd never done such a thing... it's one thing, I suppose, covering up a small tattoo of a former loved-one's name (for example) but quite another when one has got blue eyeballs or no longer has a nose. Some things just cannot be reversed.
 

Spudrick68

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That is fine by me. I dont judge anyone with tattoos. As ststed it is just my personal opinion.
 

Cochise

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Yes, I think sadly there's definitely a mental health aspect with some of those. Which makes it all the more tragic if they ever realise that they wished they'd never done such a thing... it's one thing, I suppose, covering up a small tattoo of a former loved-one's name (for example) but quite another when one has got blue eyeballs or no longer has a nose. Some things just cannot be reversed.
Used to be acquainted (ca. 1980) with a guy called Tears because he had tattooed on facial tears. I'm told this is some form of prison symbolism. Guy was an effing grass, so not popular. Not that he had anything to grass me up for , I'm a good boy :angel:
 
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