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6-16-2009 @ 9:18AM
I hate to say it but multiple tattoos are not a sign of mental stability. Whats funny is the the higher on a persons body the tattoos have been placed the more unstable they are. In recent years tattoos have went from cool to trashy. With the boom of soon to be soccer moms getting tattoos on their lower backs it just become uncool to have one.Who knows your ink may come back in style one day, but by then it will have faded into a blob.
6-16-2009 @ 9:28AM
I don't know what you're talking about. No matter how many you have or how you choose to live your life, I think tattoos will always be a beautiful form of self-expression.
6-16-2009 @ 10:06AM
Tattoos have become the ultimate form of conformism thanks to MTV and the like. Everyone wants to be different the same way. It really is sad now.
6-16-2009 @ 11:37AM
I dont get tattoos to be cool. I didnt get tattoos to impress anyone. I get them because they MEAN something to me. If I wanted to be cool, I'd be doing other things than getting stuff put on my skin.People like you are just as bad as the sheep who actually do get these to be cool.
6-16-2009 @ 11:47AM
@ayalafatalisThen you are the exception here.
6-16-2009 @ 12:49PM
"With the boom of soon to be soccer moms getting tattoos on their lower backs it just become uncool to have one."Soccer moms with tramp stamps?
6-16-2009 @ 2:04PM
Wow...I don't think tattoos are trashy OR cool anymore. Who really cares if soccer moms get them? Soccer moms also wear SHOES, thus wearing shoes is trashy. I think the fact that literally everyone I know has at least one (except my father who is against them, and sounds a bit like you on the subject) is a sign that they are no big deal anymore. It really is a topic I can't seen anyone getting all that worked up about anymore. Also, a tattoo is a large commitment, I do find people who get bad tattoos rather... not unstable, but lacking in forsight. This does not reflect on everyone with a tattoo though. I have several, and you'd probably NEVER know upon meeting me. I have them to symbolize moments of my life, my losses and gains. They are not there for you.This makes sense, since it my body, and I can do as I please with it. Your opinion is just that, and opinion. One that is now disagreed with by a vast majority of the population.
6-16-2009 @ 2:08PM
I love how every article about tattoos on here attracts holier-than-thou pearl clutchers making sweeping judgements about people who get tattoos. The person you so generously condescended to up there is far from the exception to the rule. People who get tattoos do so for a variety of reasons, and there is a very large segment of the inked population for whom "coolness" has little to no relevance. We are well aware of the fact that tattoos have not been truly countercultural in American society for quite some time now. You are not adding anything new or relevant to the discussion, trust.I'm sure there are people who get Horde tattoos just because they look cool ('cause, really, they do look cool). But if you actually took a moment to talk to people with Horde tattoos, you'd realize that for a lot of them, it's less about proclaiming one's fanboy tendencies and more about taking pride in what the Horde represents to them. Strength, honor, surviving against all odds when the world is out to destroy you, looking out for your tribe (however you choose to define it), etc. These are ideals that transcend a video game, and will probably still mean something to the bearer long after WoW and Warcraft and general have been forgotten. That's a damn good reason to get a tattoo, IMO.I don't have a Horde tattoo myself, even though I do plan on getting a different video game-related tattoo (the Blood Sin from Vagrant Story), and that was chosen for similar reasons. But if I did get a WoW-related tattoo, it would probably be the Icon of Blood and/or the Icon of Torment. Both of those symbols mean a lot to me, not just because the Sin'dorei and the Forsaken are my favorite races, but because of what they represent in terms of lore.As for regret, it happens for some people, but I think even tattoos you grow to regret can have a purpose. I hold the body-as-canvas view, and in that way, tattoos are a way to tell the story of a person's life. Even that soccer mom's cliched butterfly on the lower back may mean something, even if it's that at that point in her life she finally felt free enough to do something she was always told was "wild". Or that she was a dumb follower of fads. Mine are a mark of my spiritual path, and even if that path changes, it's still a part of my life's journey. tl;dr: you are ignorant and need to stop making sweeping judgments about tattoos and the people who get them. To me, that's a far greater sign of mental instability than people choosing to put things on their skin. Everyone is different.
6-16-2009 @ 3:18PM
@wowinsider.5.omestes There is a BIG difference between shoes and tattoos. Shoes are a necessity where tattoos are not. I spent a lot of time in an art college town where most of the students have lots of tattoos. So I have spent a lot of time with people with a lot of tattoos. It is really not a big deal that they have them. Its the personality type that I noticed more from people that have them. Lacking foresight is a sign of being unstable. You can't say that you don't know a tattoo is forever and a big deal when going in.If your tattoos are there for you great, but I can tell you you lumping yourself into a group upon peoples first impression. Rocking a skull tattoo with snakes and blood in plain sight is not going to land you any management positions.My statements are facts. The vast majority of grown people agree with these statements.
6-16-2009 @ 3:33PM
"I hold the body-as-canvas view, and in that way, tattoos are a way to tell the story of a person's life."This is the unoriginal mantra of people with tattoos. Sounds very unique to all right."Even that soccer mom's cliched butterfly on the lower back may mean something, even if it's that at that point in her life she finally felt free enough to do something she was always told was "wild"."No. The reason why they got them was peer pressure to get one along with everyone else. Being "wild" and having a tattoo that says you are "Wild" are tow different things."Mine are a mark of my spiritual path, and even if that path changes, it's still a part of my life's journey."Can't you just take a picture or have a memory? I mean really come on. Every time I say a prayer I don't run out and get a barbwire tattoo halfway around my bicep to remember the occasion."you are ignorant and need to stop making sweeping judgments about tattoos and the people who get them. To me, that's a far greater sign of mental instability than people choosing to put things on their skin. Everyone is different."Such harsh words from such holy person on a glowing spiritual path to nirvana. Right, everyone is different all together.
6-16-2009 @ 3:37PM
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