Does Age Matter?

@Kandae11 (47253)
August 4, 2022 10:50am CST
People express themselves in a variety of ways . Could be their manner of dress, hairstyle , speech, body piercing, tattoos etc. Looking at the picture posted we can see that not only the younger generation feel the need to ' express' themselves - senior citizens are doing it too. So what do you think ? Does age matter? Would you be interested in a full body tattoo? Do you wear a tattoo - even a small one?
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@LadyDuck (401246)
• Switzerland
4 Aug
I do not like tattoos and I do not have tattoos and it's not a mater of age at all, because I dislike to see them both on young people and older people.
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@LadyDuck (401246)
• Switzerland
5 Aug
@Kandae11 Same as you, I like nothing painted on my skin and there is also a risk for our health.
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@LadyDuck (401246)
• Switzerland
5 Aug
@cacay1 - Usually sailors had tattoos in my country in the past, normal people had a clean skin.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
4 Aug
I suppose it is their choice, but for me l have never liked any kind of blemish on my skin. There are also health issues to consider.
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@snowy22315 (140708)
• United States
4 Aug
I don't have any tattoos. I guess as long as the person likes it, it is what matters.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
4 Aug
There are removable ones . You can just stick it on and remove it when you wish.
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@cacay1 (73691)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Aug
@snowy22315, exactly what matters is one's happiness and affordability for it's also costly.
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@FourWalls (45860)
• United States
4 Aug
Age is mind over matter: if you don’t mind, it don’t matter. As for tattoos, I don’t want one. I didn’t get one in the Navy, and being in the Navy was the best excuse I’d ever have for getting one! The colors are beautiful in that picture, I’ll say that.
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@FourWalls (45860)
• United States
4 Aug
@Kandae11 — that’s a great reason to avoid it. It’s also reportedly very painful (especially in the more sensitive areas of the body). My back inflicts enough pain on me naturally, thank you.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
4 Aug
@FourWalls That too. Why would l submit myself to that discomfort.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
4 Aug
Beautiful colors indeed, tattoo artists are very artistic. One of the problems l would have with tattooing is that the ink could get into the bloodstream. One of the reasons why tattooed persons are not allowed to donate blood.
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@CarolDM (188070)
• United States
4 Aug
We all have the right to do what we want, or at least we should. None for me, but others have the right.
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@cacay1 (73691)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Aug
@CarolDM, yes, one is free and what the person feels.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
4 Aug
Definitely , l am in full agreement. Your body, your choice.
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@CarolDM (188070)
• United States
4 Aug
@Kandae11 Yes indeed, so very true.
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@luisga814 (4968)
• Quezon City, Philippines
4 Aug
That's cool. Yes, age doesn't matter. It's a matter of choice for the body who owns. That's their decision and we should respect that.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
4 Aug
Yes we should - to each his own.
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@cacay1 (73691)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Aug
@luisga814 agree, what matters is the person's happiness and affordability for it's also costly.
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@luisga814 (4968)
• Quezon City, Philippines
4 Aug
@Kandae11 In the first place. That's not our body. It's her.
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
4 Aug
Age should not be a concern. A person should express himself/herself freely regardless of age. I remember when I was a kid, older people were not supposed to wear clothes in bright colors. They were for younger people. Nowadays, even people over 90 wear clothes in red, pink, yellow, green, whatever colors they like. As for the tattoo, I wouldn't want it. But then again, I think it's a matter of personal choice.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
4 Aug
I think people of any age should wear the colors they like and feel comfortable in - even fashionable clothes. However l would not be getting a tattoo ever.
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@toniganzon (69936)
• Philippines
5 Aug
What matters is how that person feels about herself. She's definitely happy to have such body art and nobody has the right to judge her it doesn't look great on her because of her age. I have three tattoos. Never thought of getting a full body tattoo. It's just not my thing.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
I suppose it took many hours of discomfort to have it done , but she endured it because it was something she really wanted.
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@toniganzon (69936)
• Philippines
5 Aug
@Kandae11 Not just many hours actually. It's several days. An arm sleeves take a day or two. But not consecutively actually. The first season could take hours and then there's a rest period for the healing which is a week or two before the second session. Other's take years to complete the whole body tattoo.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
@toniganzon Yes indeed it would be impossible to complete that massive amount of tattooing in one session. What l meant is that sitting or lying for a two or three our session of pricking and painting can't be easy. And there would be many such sessions until it is complete.
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@RebeccasFarm (67765)
• United States
4 Aug
I guess age matters when our bodies actually start failing.
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• United States
4 Aug
@Kandae11 Yes I think her tattoos are ugly too much entirely
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@Kandae11 (47253)
4 Aug
That is another reason why l would stay away from tattoos and concentrate on eating healthy.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
4 Aug
@RebeccasFarm l think she had a lot of patience and high pain threshold to sit through that.
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@DaddyEvil (88283)
• United States
4 Aug
I've never been interested in getting tattoos but I do have several body piercings. I think whatever people feel the need/desire to do with their own body, is their choice. *shrug*
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@DaddyEvil (88283)
• United States
4 Aug
@Kandae11 I know several guys who did that, too. That kind of thing was just dumb... but it was their choice. You can't force people to have good sense.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
4 Aug
@DaddyEvil Ha, ha - no, don't even try.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
4 Aug
Yes it is their choice. I know of a young lady who was so sure of her boyfriend that she had his name tattooed on a private area. When they broke up it was no easy task trying to have it removed.
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• United States
4 Aug
I say "to each his/her own". I personally wouldn't want a full body tattoo but they've become so popular now that everyone seems to have them.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
4 Aug
Definitely it is the person's choice. We only live one life on earth.
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@RubyHawk (67460)
• Atlanta, Georgia
4 Aug
It’s not for me but if it’s for you, go right ahead. It’s your body.
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@RubyHawk (67460)
• Atlanta, Georgia
4 Aug
@Kandae11 If someone decided to do something like that to their body, I doubt they’d listen to good advice.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
@RubyHawk It is something she really wanted , so she did it.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
4 Aug
I agree perfectly. I cannot tell someone if they should or should not decorate their body . Of course l would offer advice or suggestion to someone who is a close relative.
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@Hannihar (123010)
• Israel
5 Aug
@Kandae11 I am not a tatoo person so would never get one anywhere on my body. For me the older I get matters. I hate getting older even though I never have looked my age. I feel it inside. Some days more than others.
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@Hannihar (123010)
• Israel
5 Aug
@Kandae11 I have two shoulders that have nothing to do with age and my chronic rhinitis has gotten very bad this year and that will be with me the rest of my life.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
7 Aug
@Hannihar Hope there is a cure.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
Unfortunately many ailments accompany old age, but some can be avoided with the right diet.
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@moonandstars (60737)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
7 Aug
i am not a fan of tatoos but i believe anyone can express themselves
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@Kandae11 (47253)
8 Aug
I think so too. Their body, their choice.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
9 Aug
@Kandae11 absolutely.
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• China
5 Aug
I do not have tattoos, but I really feel the lady is pretty cool lol.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
I am glad you think so. She looks pretty happy too.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
6 Aug
@garfieldlee Wow! Tell me more.
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• China
6 Aug
@Kandae11 It seems the tattoos describes an old Japanese traditional story. We share similar cultures
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@kaylachan (35914)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
4 Aug
No. I don't. Needles and I aren't friends, plus sitting still on command isn't something I can do. So, I don't try.
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@kaylachan (35914)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
4 Aug
@Kandae11 I don't even do those well. I refuse any and all needles.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
4 Aug
The only needles for me would be in the doctor's office for a medical test or injection.
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@sharon6345 (319376)
• United States
4 Aug
If I could take the pain I don't know what I would do. I know if I was prone to wrinkles I would not ever do anything that would make my body look worse 5 years from now.
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@sharon6345 (319376)
• United States
4 Aug
@Kandae11 I have no idea about removing but getting oh yeah it hurts.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
4 Aug
Pain and more pain. Suppose l wanted to have them removed? I suppose it would be a long and painful process, if it could be done.
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@GreatMartin (22906)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7 Aug
Sorry but I am anti tattoo!
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@Kandae11 (47253)
7 Aug
No blemishes on my skin either.
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@cacay1 (73691)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Aug
Body tattooing is also expensive. My student had his two arms tattooed the charged for 2 arms was 22 000 pesos unless artificial. One can do this regardless of age as long as can afford and enjoy much in doing it.
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@cacay1 (73691)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 Aug
@Kandae11, yes and it's their mind set. I wonder why make parts of their body dirty.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
Wow! That sounds expensive. However, people choose what they want.
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@MarieCoyle (6925)
6 Aug
No tattoos for me, I'm simply not interested. I am allergic to every type of dyes I can think of, it would be my luck to be allergic to the ink if that's even possible. One of my sons has a tattoo--I asked him to wait until he was 21, he waited until the week before he turned 21, and got one in Florida on a spring break trip. He hates that tattoo. My oldest girl has some tattoos, she loves them, and somehow they suit her. I am not against tattoos, Although I truly do hate the facial ones. I just don't want any.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
6 Aug
Anyone who tattoos their face probably hates the way their face looks naturally. When he was in college my nephew got a tattoo on his upper arm. He had it removed some years later.
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6 Aug
@Kandae11 Yes, they are forever unless you pay someone to remove them.
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@LouAvul (274)
12 Aug
Yes I'm old and have tattoos from 20 years ago
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@Kandae11 (47253)
12 Aug
You don't sound old. If you choose tattoos then tattoos it is.
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