Tattoos: For or against them?

@Lasckos2 (163)
United States
January 19, 2017 9:00pm CST
I am pro tattoos. I love them, the way they look and how they can represent meaningful things. I have 4 tattoos and want to get a couple more. My tattoos are in places that are normally covered so they arent out in the open all the time. I would love to get more prononced tattoos, but dont because of my career. What about you? Are you pro tattoos? If so what do you have as a tattoo?
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@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
20 Jan 17
I appreciate a well drawn and colored tattoo when it is sensibly placed. Some of the tattoos I've seen are true works of art. A few years ago, I did some research on why people get tattoos because a character in a story I was working on had her chest tattooed after a radical double mastectomy (I created the character in honor of a friend who had the procedure). Since then I have often struck up conversations with folks about their visible tattoos. I've yet to have anyone take offense or not want to tell me the story of why they got the tattoo or tattoos they have. Myself, however, I don't have any tattoos.
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20 Jan 17
I'm pro tattoos too.
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@sans224 (1833)
20 Jan 17
I'm not into tattoos. But like few tattoos artistically done in some people where do you have it?are they permanent?
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@Lasckos2 (163)
• United States
20 Jan 17
Yes, my tattoos are permanent. They are on my back, foot and hip bone
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@sans224 (1833)
20 Jan 17
@Lasckos2 oh great! so no problem with that when u dress formal.
@Lasckos2 (163)
• United States
20 Jan 17
@sans224 no. I also have long hair so if i wore am open back dress my hair would cover it.
@Bella128 (2480)
• United States
20 Jan 17
I do not have a tattoo and I'm not really interested in getting one. I do have piercings though.
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@WorDazza (10106)
• Manchester, England
20 Jan 17
I think it's a bit like asking the question 'Art. For or against it?' There are some great tattoos and there are some absolute abominations. I don't have any myself but I don't have a problem with them. I do get a bit concerned as to how some heavily tattooed people will look once the tautness of youth has disappeared and everything starts to head south!!
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@polyxena (2576)
• Sturgis, Michigan
25 Jan 17
I'm not against tattoos, but wouldn't get any myself, mainly because I have a lot of allergies to dyes and the dyes are the same anywhere else, so I rather not risk going to the hospital because a tattoo reacted badly. I do like looking at them tough
@Lasckos2 (163)
• United States
28 Jan 17
Oh no, that is scary. I always hate hearing about allergies.... It is such a scary thing. I have some allergies myself but never had a serious reaction yet... I always feel for those who have such adverse reactions to the things they are allergic too.
@polyxena (2576)
• Sturgis, Michigan
1 Feb 17
@Lasckos2 Same here. At least as long as tattoos are concerned I save money if I can't get them. lol
@lyanhnan (157)
• Thrissur, India
20 Jan 17
I think tattoos are highly personal and therefore there isn't really a good reason for getting one when you don't need to. In my opinion, if you want a tattoo, that is a good enough reason.
• Jacksonville, Florida
20 Jan 17
I don't have any tattoos due to personal preference and a fear of needles but I do like them on some people. My husband has 14, most of which he got when he was young and now regrets.
• Yonkers, New York
20 Jan 17
My family is against it but I'm pro tattoos. I have only one on my right hip; an outline of two people, male and female joined at the head in the form of two puzzle pieces. I went through a few rough love patches in my life and I got the tattoo to remind myself to never give up on the hope of love and when I do find it to give that person my all. I did it in dedication to my future loved one before I even met him. I found my soulmate 2 months later. He's been my husband of 6 years now. I believe in the law of attraction and visualization. Where my tattoo was like a goal on my vision board in the form of art and my body was the canvas.