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Old June 6th, 2012, 09:59 PM
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Tattoos :Pro or Con ?

There was a time in the 19th.century in which every sailor aboard a ship had a tattoo .In this century it seems to be the norm .
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I am not pro or con. I just don't have any.

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For me no, for anyone else if they want go for it.
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In Judaism, one is not allowed to buried in a Jewish cemetary if they "don a tatoo" on their body unless they have a number from the concentration camp. In other cultures having a tatoo or tatoos on the body is considered a custom that has been followed for many years. I would look at a person with a tatoo on their body and judge it, as to where that person came from and if it is a widely accepted practice. In this country, tatoos were mostly donned by enlisted sailors in the navy. Many of the younger generation are now having tatoos put on their body in this country. The only thing that I would say, is that tatoos should be discreetly covered if they are going on a job interview. Also, I have known several young people who have regretted getting tatoos put on their body. Sometimes "following the crowd" is not always the wisest decision!
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I manage an upscale restaurant in a resort area. We have many beautiful, smart, young women on our staff. We also do a lot of weddings.

It's amazing how a simple butterfly or heart or dolphin tattoo can ruin a gorgeous wedding dress. I tend to point out these brides to the staff and some of them agree with me.....some just keep getting tattoos "where no one can see them" - then they proceed to show you!
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Jewelry can be worn and removed as desired. Tatoos, not so easily. If people wish to covered by tatoos, that is their business, but I really think that they detract from a person's appearance. Remember, a beautiful rose tatoo on a young lady's breast may well become a long stemmed rose when she becomes older.
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I have a small tattoo on my right calf. It's the logo of the university I support. I got it when I was in my mid-60s. I figured I didn't have to ask anyone's permission or forgiveness.

I agree with a previous poster about ladies at weddings with huge tattoos across their back or down their arms. Ugh.
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In my younger years I told myself, and still talk to myself, that I would never change my body to something that is not natural. IMO and mine alone I think by putting a tattoo on your body is NOT right. That is my opinion only. If anyone wishes to do that, well go for it. So for 92 years now I still do not have one and never will.
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It's certainly not my enchilada but if it's your thing that's your business.

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I don't have any myself but I don't care one way or the other if other people have them. It's none of my business.
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I'm pro tattoo and nope I didn't get one when I was young. I got one a small one on my right shoulder at about 26 or 27. Then I got a much bigger one that I love on my leg at 42 years old. I don't regret it and I don't mind if other people don't like. Once you hit a certain age you lose the desire to please everyone. My body my choice. Right now I don't have an interest in another tattoo. Maybe in another 15 years I will change my mind.

BTW my leg tattoo is beautiful the artist was very talented. I showed her pictures of my orchids and she made it look like my most rare orchid. It's a Perolic Cymbidum orchid. Here is a picture of one. Isn't it pretty.
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I am another who doesn't care if people have tats. It is not for me, but I have seen some very beautiful ones. What I don't care for much are the people who are covered in them. One doesn't stand out from the others, so the beauty gets lost in the ink.
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I certainly don't mind a teatseful tattoo - but I admit I think it is unfortunate that it ever became a "fad" and I do feel sorry for the kids that went overboard with it.

The only consolation they have is that so many of them did it that it is not that unusual to see a person tattooed all over.

But like Katlady - I am now in my late 50s and my wife and I have said "hey, of we both wanted to get a small tattoo to honor one another what harm is there now?" it is not like I am looking to start a career or anything.

But if we did, it would be in a discrete place.

As far as wedding dresses, my DIL wore a wedding dress that showed off her tat. Now, it is beautiful one (prize-winning) - but still...
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katlady, that orchid is beautiful and I'm sure the tattoo is also.

I also agree with Luanne about having too many can take away the beauty of some really good ones.

One thing I don't like to see is tattoos on the face, to me that is way over the top.
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I don't have any tattoos and have no desire to get one. I remember two Marine Corps buddies got tattoos when tattoo artists were a rarity. Anyway one of them became infected and it was a mess. If I harbored a hidden desire for one, the sight of that guy's arm cured me.

I don't understand why people want to deface their bodies with excessive tattoos. In my line of work as an industrial trainer I see lots of young people in my classes. Probably half of them have visible tattoos. I know one employee at my previous nuclear site who was covered with bizarre tattoos. His arms looked like gothic culture posters. I bought a car from a salesman who apparently had a huge serpent tattoo on his chest. Even his coat and tie couldn't hide the serpent head that started on his neck. Very odd, this tattoo obsession.
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katlady, that orchid is beautiful and I'm sure the tattoo is also.

I also agree with Luanne about having too many can take away the beauty of some really good ones.

One thing I don't like to see is tattoos on the face, to me that is way over the top.
The only tattoo I would think about getting on my face is the permanent makeup. The is where they tattoo eyeliner or eyebrows on. It would be handy to have my eyeliner already on in the morning.
Here is my leg tattoo.
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My feeling is, bible states our body is a temple of God. We should not deface it in anyway. Plus, growing up, my parents were strict about no tatoos. And we raised our kids the same way. I don't mind other people having tatoos. If you ask, there is usually an interesting story about their tatoos. And yes, I've asked! If you watch American Pickers on TV, their assistant has numerous tatoos, all around her neck, chest, etc. My husband says it distracts from her beauty. But then.....if you get a real muscular tan man.....I don't mind seeing a tatoo around his bicips!
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They were setting up for the Edinburgh Tattoo when we were in Scotland. Love me some bagpipes and drums ... is that on topic?
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But then.....if you get a real muscular tan man.....I don't mind seeing a tatoo around his bicips!
I understand what you are saying. I found this guy's tattoo so interesting I had to take several zoomed in shoots of it. Doesn't he have a nice tattoo.
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Nice.............real nice.
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I understand what you are saying. I found this guy's tattoo so interesting I had to take several zoomed in shoots of it. Doesn't he have a nice tattoo.
Ah katlady....my favorite picture!

I myself have no tattoos...however I have 3 (modest) designs I ope to get one day. I for my oldest son, one for my youngest, and a music themed one I have had in my head for about 20 years. To me I consider them personal....so I wouldn't be able to get one like on my face, neck, or anywhere else that I become a walking museum myself...buut I do consider them beautiful pieces of art!....well, mostly.....lol

I really don't understand neck tattoos......or those earrings that stretch the earlobes that seem to be big with the 18-24 year old crowd

Katlady, I think ill have to print that picture off in poster size.....you know.....to toroughly enjoy the tattoo
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Wow my spelling and grammer were amazing on that post....stupid phone
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I have 2 that can not be seen when I have a short sleeve shirt on but I wish I could afford to get them removed.
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Kat, your tattoo is very pretty.

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To each their own........... as for me, no. I see nothing attractive about them at all.

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It is a really pretty tatoo..
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I read today that many people are getting Med-Alert tattoos .
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In Judaism, one is not allowed to buried in a Jewish cemetary if they "don a tatoo" on their body unless they have a number from the concentration camp.
A lot of people believe this but its not true:

The Torah forbids us from tattooing our bodies. Nonetheless, one who has had tattoos can still buried in a Jewish cemetery.
That said, every Jewish burial society has the right to enact its own criteria for who may and may not be buried in their plot. This stems from people's desire (or right?) to be buried in proximity to others of their choosing. So while technically there is nothing in Jewish law which prohibits a tattooed person from being interred in a Jewish cemetery, certain burial societies -- not the majority of them or even close -- will not bury among their own a person who willingly tattooed him/herself, as it is a permanent exhibition of violation of Jewish Law.
This practice by certain burial societies led to the common misconception that this ban was an inherent part of Jewish law.
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Henry, thank's so much for explaining about burial in a Jewish cemetary if one "has a tattoo". As with many religious practices, most adherent's to Jewish customs are not told in detail, the religious practices of the faith. Often it is left to our esteemed scholars. As the saying goes, one does learn something new everyday.
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