Tattoos Why or Why Not?

Canada
January 26, 2010 4:00am CST
Tattoos are becoming more accepted now. I say it's about time. I have 4 so far with plans to get many more as money and time permit. I'm married and a Mom.I took my daughter who was 17 at the time for her first tattoo. So, I'm firmly in favour of tattoos for those that desire them. I don't see any reason not to get tattooed so long as the studio and the artists are up to par. So, now I put it to you, my fellow mylotters, what's your take?
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10 responses
• Canada
16 Feb 10
Wow! Are you ever a cool mum LoL! If I were to have gone to my mum at 17 and ask her to take me to get a tattoo or if I even told her I wanted a tattoo she would have killed me! They are very addictive, and I love them! I am far from against them that is for sure! I think that what you chose to do with your body (tattoo or pierce) is your decision and yours alone! I think it's great that they are becoming more acceptable as well! Your not kidding it's about time :) Angel XxXx
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• Canada
18 Feb 10
I agree Angelpie she is a wicked cool mum! If I went up to my mum at 17 and asked her to take me to get a tattoo I would have been grounded for the rest of my life! That is why the day after I turned 18 I got one because that way I knew that I wouldn't need my parents consent!
@bren_yrra (354)
• Philippines
26 Jan 10
Our body is sacred and it is a gift so I am not in favor of tattoo.It's my responsibility to take care of it and applying a tattoo would seem not honoring my body.There are things that are accepted to society but not accepted to all people.Definitely, my family won't ever have a tattoo.On the other hand,we are living in the modern world so we can't control for whatever trend that will come out.Though I am not in favor of it, I still do respect the decisions of those who like to apply tattoo in their body.I have friends who have tattoos in their bodies, yet my friendship with them doesn't change.I believe that we are given the gift to choose for ourselves.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
26 Jan 10
Our body is sacred and it is a gift so I am not in favor of tattoo I respect that you feel that way but have to say that FOR ME part of the reason I love tats and have plans/designs etc for more is because my life and experiences have been sacred to me and tats are in honour of that and them ya know.. Isnt it interesting how differently ppl see things
• Canada
16 Feb 10
Thanks for your response. It's always interesting to read different view points. I don't see tattoos as a trend, since people have been marking their skin this way for thousands of years.
• Canada
16 Feb 10
I couldn't agree more with what Ravenladyj said! She took the words right out of my mouth! That is why a lot of times mothers and/or fathers will get a tattoo to symbolize their child or children because that is a pretty big deal and a life changing event/experience! But to each their own I always say!
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• United States
11 Feb 10
Tattoos can be beautiful works of art. They're one of those things that I admire on other people and I can appreciate the art of another's tattoo, but I never could get one myself. I see it as too permanent and I don't want to see it sagging in my elder years. But as for those who want them, why the heck not?
• Canada
16 Feb 10
I have thought about how my body art will sag in my later years. To be honest, I don't care. At least I'll be more colourful than those old folks who don't have tattoos. I'm glad you can admire them on others even if you don't want one for yourself. Thank you for your response.
@delmeg10 (112)
• United States
9 Feb 10
I have two tattoos as well. My mom took me to get my first tattoo for my 16th birthday, so I understand where you're coming from. I have a cross on my back, and a heart with a rose and me and dh's name inside on my chest. I really want to get my son's name and birth date next, but I am currently pregnant again, so it will have to wait. We don't have money for it now anyway. But, when I do I'll probably get both children's names and birth dates somewhere together. I think tattoos are totally addicting. It's perfect for the rich. But, it's like going through withdraw for the poor that don't have money to feed their "addiction". Lol...
• Canada
16 Feb 10
I know, not having enough money to feed that addiction just sucks, doesn't it? I haven't been able to get one in over a year now. *sigh* Hopefully you'll be able to get another one after your child is born. Congrats on that, btw. Thank you for responding.
@skyreth (26)
• Indonesia
1 Feb 10
i would love to have a tattoo on my back but my bf and my family won't allow it. my family is kind of strict! and my bf said that not many family will accept a "tattoo girl". well, just for information, i live in south east asia so the culture and tradition are still dominating! so, maybe i'll have to wait till i get married and got permission from my husband to have a tattoo. :)
• Canada
16 Feb 10
That's hard. I'm sorry that you live in a repressive culture that tries to restrict what you can do with your own skin and the ways you'd like to express yourself. Mu heart goes out to you and thank you for your response.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
26 Jan 10
I have two tats and have plans for many more but like you its time and money (more so money really since they wont be cheap)...I've ALWAYS been a fan of body art and my kids have grown to be fans as well...In fact I told both my kids that when they turned 16 they could get their first (they started bugging me when they were 7 and 8 yrs old LOL)....My son turned 16 back in Oct and for his birthday we went back to Canada for him to get his first..In a couple weeks the kids will also be getting their first piercings too (I'm also pierced) the ONLY thing as far as tats goes that I completely disagree with is ppl who get them done because their friends do or on a dare etc...Foolish reasons ya know..
• Canada
16 Feb 10
I also disagree that people shouldn't get tattoos for foolish reasons. I did get my first one because a friend offered to pay for it. I had always wanted tattoos anyway, though. She was a bit surprised by the one I chose, but I love it! It's a bladed cross with a banner that has the names of my husband and kids on it. Good for you and your kids that you're a progressive Mom! Let me know how the piercings go, please. BTW,are you from Canada Originally?
@Bambi09 (228)
• United States
20 Sep 10
I have none yet, but I'm due to get my first one next month and I am soooo spuer excited. I think if it's tasteful and not trashy then its a-okay. I cant not wait. i am cheesin' so hard right now lol.
3 Mar 10
I have six tattoos now. Four of them are my own design, and professionally done to a very high standard. I also have a memorial tattoo for my last Father and on my wrist I have a copywrite symbol and my birthdate. I had my first tattoo when I was 40 years old, and never regretted any of them
• Canada
18 Feb 10
I honestly am with you on this one! I think it's about time that tattoos and piercings became more accepted. I got my first tattoo the day after I turned 18 because then I knew I wouldn't need identification because I was legally 18. I have gotten 6 more since then (they are sooooo addictive) and I am sure I will get a few more! My next one will symbolize my girls!
@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
16 Feb 10
If I can have a tattooo then I would have the holy one. In Thailand the holy tattoos are really existed. They are like magic but you must be under the condition of its requirement. However, I can't really have, that's my mother's request....