The Meaning of Tattoo

Marikina, Philippines
July 27, 2011 7:23am CST
I have seen some people who have a tattoo in their arms and some parts of the body. So, what does tattoo do with them? Is it just a form of art or they want tattoo because it's a reflection of their personality and behavior? I have seen some of them on television, commercial ads, anywhere and I perceived them as 'rebel' those who have tattoos. I do not know if they are being a 'rebel' on something or they want to express their feelings, personality and behavior by wearing a tattoo in their arms and bodies or they just want art? I just cannot think of any reason why do people wants to have a tattoo that makes you hurt and your skin bleeds while putting a tattoo in some parts of the body.
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9 responses
@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
I'm going to get a tattoo tomorrow and it's not for art's sake. It's not because i am going to rebel. I'm 33 and when i was young i couldn't understand why people are having such on their body. Some do it as part of their culture, some do it according to their religion, but i don't belong to those. I am doing it to express my freedom of choice in living a wonderful life. Pain is something that we experience in our daily lives. Tattoo pain is not different from those. It's just a physical pain almost similar to the pain of giving birth to a child. The pain we get from heartache is even worse. This is just my personal opinion and nobody can change my mind in getting a tattoo. It's my personal conviction of what i have accomplished in life.
@Galena (9123)
27 Jul 11
good for you. we recently bought my mum her first tattoo. she's wanted one for ages, but never been sure on a design. when she turned 50, I promised a tattoo when she made up her mind what she wanted. she loves her tattoo. I have three myself
@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
29 Jul 11
Just had a tattoo done yesterday on my shoulder. I have posted a pic here in mylot too. It's in one of my discussions. I'm so happy and satisfied.
@Shankerj (241)
• India
28 Jul 11
Tatto has become a fashion, earlier fashion was limited to clothing, some fashion use to be popular for some time and then new ones use to come. Now fashion has widened it's area and now tatto is also a part of fashion.
@Galena (9123)
27 Jul 11
there's all kinds of reasons why someone would have a tattoo. for some people it is to portray a certain image of themselves, but that's probably a small number. for some it is art. just seeing an image you like, and wanting it on your skin. for many many more it is to mark events, occasions, strong feelings or spiritual beliefs, and carrying them on your skin always.
@ladynetz (968)
• Canada
27 Jul 11
From my point of view, getting a permanent tattoo is alterating your body as it was given to you at birth and not taking care of it. Tatooing is not a form of art - what kind of barbaric art can it be when you have to burn your skin and flesh? What anyone with a tattoo would like to prove? That they do whatever they like? They can show it in other ways - not necessary to destroy their own body. One can always dress as they like, change the clothes as much as they change their moods. Just think of the old guys and ladies that have tattooes now - how are the tattooes going to look on their flesh once everything is fluffy? Personally I think that this is a shame to destroy something so beautiful as a human body. With all the advanced technology of today, you can not make them dissapear, they live a big and ugly scar.
@bouncybug (615)
• South Africa
27 Jul 11
I have never really understood the rationale behind getting a tattoo either, so you are not alone! I think some people feel that if they have things that really mean a lot to them, like for example if a friend or family member has passed away and they want to pay tribute to them or remember them forever, they will get a memorial tattoo for that. And I guess I understand that more than other people who seem to just get hundreds of tattoos for the fun of it - it seems like its kind of addictive - I hardly know any people who only have one tattoo, once you have one you seem to be prepared to get a whole lot more!
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
I don't think itis an art if not mistaken tattooing is like piercing in the body which old tradition of being slave.. It is not form of art for me.. it is kind of trend that people wanted.
@nezavisima (7417)
• Bulgaria
27 Jul 11
me I like tattoos but I do not. However, apparently to make his tattoo moisture ome some sense. so far as I know some do other than love for pleasure and fun. And some just to show them. Have a nice day!
@petersum (4525)
• United States
27 Jul 11
What I did when I was drunk! That used to be the excuse but now more people are getting tattoos because "everyone else has one". And the actual tattoo designs are getting extremely simple. Not the beautiful designs that used to be found on sailors arms, but huge black blots that vaguely resemble oriental writing characters. When I see one of these on someone's butt, I wonder if it says "kick me" in Chinese! I would never get a tattoo!
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
27 Jul 11
I think that it is a form of expression but it can also be a form of rebellion, especially if most people don't want you to get one. However, it's more a form of expression, and it can become an addiciton. I haven't gotten one yet and am not sure that I will ever get one, however, some people do get them all the time.