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Old January 18th, 2005, 03:46 PM
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Well, I can't speak for anyone else, but my intention was not to fit in or be cool. I consider them art and enjoy them for the way they look and the meaning behind them. Plus, I proved to myself that I could take a risk (not really in my nature) and knowing that is worth a lot to me. So, yes, I agree that some people get them to be "in". I'm not one of them

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Old January 18th, 2005, 04:40 PM
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I have to agree DavidB. I do not have any tattoos, nor will I get any. They are trashy, low class and for life. As DavidB says, hair styles and clothing fads will change. Those you can change with. One here or there I can accept but start putting them all over your body and on your neck and you look like you belong in the circus or carnival as (sea-u-later said) I cringe when I see these young kids with them, especially college age who are doing it to be cool. When I was in college in the mid '80's, I can't remember one person with a tattoo. Now you don't hardly see one with out. Maybe because all the cool people have them (i.e. NBA stars, rappers, ex-cons and strippers) they are the thing to have. What about whn you get old and the skin and boobs start to sag? You will have globs of ink all stretched out and not even remember what it used to be or why you got it.

I won't scar my beautiful body with ink. If I want art, I will hang it on the wall. DavidB, did you notice that most infavor of tattoos also cruise Carnival? Could there be a correllation?



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Dave the Wave, why do you have hair tatoos all over your body then??

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Old January 18th, 2005, 05:29 PM
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Those are natural. In fact I am taking part in a new study to transplant hair from my butt onto my head. Apprently, butt hair grows thicker over time unlike the hair on your head.

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Old January 18th, 2005, 05:37 PM
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I don't see a problem with tattoos...to each their own. I have one (in a discreet location that only my SO sees). I personally will not get any more. One is all I want. But because I have ONE tattoo...that does not make me trash or banish me to cruise only Carnival! I happen to be VP of a bank and own my own business (wine shop) AND I will be cruising on HAL next month. Oh...and I ride a bike..just not a Harley. Oh...and I'm gay. So hate me.

As for piercings...I think anything other than the ears is disgusting.
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Old January 18th, 2005, 05:46 PM
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If a young lady gets a rose tattoo on her breast, will it be a long stemmed rose when she gets old?
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Old January 18th, 2005, 05:48 PM
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Yes, a long stemmed, wilted, droopy rose.

Lesbian bikers with tattoos. That could be a whole new topic. I don't hate you. We are all God' s children.



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Not sure where the lesbian thing came from....I'm a guy. Oh well.
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It's beginning to look like most on this thread need a cruise ---- badly!!

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Old January 18th, 2005, 06:06 PM
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I agree....31 days and counting!
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Old January 18th, 2005, 06:10 PM
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Sorry 'bout that. Actually, I am a lesbian trapped in a mans body. I have seen some lesbians I would like to be with but alot of them are a bit manly.

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Yeah, it's a scary thing when your girlfriend is manlier than you. You can double the size of your wardrobe though...as long as you like flannel!
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this thread is getting too funny. I like a good laugh!

Gene, how do you manage vee peeing a bank and owning a business...aha...I guess banker's hours leave you lots of time to do the wine thing!

Paul B, If you tatoo a grape, you know where, will it look like a raisin in cold water???

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Actually, I did see a report on one of the TV "news magazine" programs about problems with tatoos as the body matures and (ahem) "changes shape." This particular report was about the rather large lower back tatoos popular with some women. It seems that, as years go by, they become a little, shall we say, distorted. So, yes, tatoos can change size and shape, along with the body part they are done on. Bottom line? If you want a tatoo, have it done on a body part that does not change size or shape with weight gain or loss, or with aging.

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I haven't figured out how I manage to do both. I live and work in Colorado and my shop is in Missouri....long commute. I travel back and forth a lot on the weekends. That's why I NEED this cruise!

And you know as well as I do....bankers hours don't exist anymore. Sad but true!
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As for tatoos, I have a couple and nobody ever said a word or gave me grief on any cruise.

Besides when I got them I was young, dumb and full of a complete lack of understanding of the word "permanent" !

As for needing a cruise, I'm off in .....................

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If you tatoo an acorn on a delicate part of your anatomy and then take ******, could it then become a mighty oak?
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If you tattoo the Voyager in the same place and take ******, will it become the Ultra-Voyager??

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'Well, though times have changed.. When i was growing up, anyone with a tattoo, was considered tough, crass, un-educated, etc..( bikers, jail inmates etc..). now, everyone has them, though i often wonder what many of these tattoos will look like on 70 and 80 year old skin. Like I said, it's and acquired taste, and has a strong attachment to the negative for many.
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Tattoos are and always have been a subject of conversation and tastes. When younger people with tattoos were either military or crooks. My brother came out of the service in 1963 and could not get a white-coller job because he had a tattoo on his forearm that said U.S.N. He went back into the Navy and made a career out of it. I never had a tattoo even though I served 7 years during Vietnam and when doing certain things wrote Sat Cong on my arm with a ink pen just so they would kill me and not torture me if somehow they captured me alive. I have seen some very nice tattoos and some that were pretty bad. We went to Tahiti a few years back where tattooing began and I had two tattoos placed on my left arm, both are very tasteful, unique and have meaning. I'm over 50 as well so knew what I was doing. I see many people with tattoos now and often wonder if they will regret it later in life or if it might cause their children embarrassment among their little friends. Bottom line is that it is their body and they can do what they want, just think it through as it is permanant and very costly to get rid of should you change your mind. I love mine and am proud of them. I do not know if I will ever get another but if I do it will be with considerable thought over the design, meaning and location.
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As a middle aged woman, I am not offended in any way by tattoos. I think many are tastefully done.........and there are many countries that recognize skin coloring or tattoos as various signs of culture, tribes, class, status, art, etc. To each their own...Expression of one's self is OK with me.
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I've seen the acceptance of tattoos grow considerably over the last 10 years but in my opinion, a woman cannot look elegant in a gown with a tatoo showing on her shoulder. It's just plain ugly! Sorry, it's just my opinion.

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And you are entitled to that opinion Thomas and I too often find it strange/odd to see a lovely lady in a formal gown with a tattoo of a huge eagle or pick up truck of Daffy Duck etc covering her entire back or shoulder(s) arms etc. While I do find many tattoos not only interesting but sometimes beautiful, the huge ones that are visible in formal, evening, or business wear just makes me wonder why. Should this go out of style, (and it will as it has in the past), I wonder if it will affect the kids when another asks which one is their Mom at the PTA meeting and he/she has to respond, "the one convered in tattoos and body art". <VBG> Like I said, I've seen some really cute and neat ones and actually really like those on the lower back but each must choose their own path.
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Tattoos and piercings? I could care less whether a man has them or not. Doesn't do anything for me. If he's wearing a tux they will no doubt be hidden.

Woman on the other hand should (in my humble opinion) have tattoos and piercings in places where it gives them the option to show or conceal them at will and by attire. I find tattoos and piercings much more appealing when they are shown rather than merely seen.

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Zack, there are many piercings that would not be covered up by a tux. Maybe a ski mask.

I do agree that men do tend to find womens tatoos much more appealing if they have to be shown. Oh, how we can torture you guys by suggesting there is something hidden underneath clothing and not revealing it.

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I am with you Thomas

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Women don't actually need a tatoo to do that torture thing.......oops did I type that out loud? ;+P

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