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Old 06-01-2007, 10:08 AM
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Everytime I see I see a young person with tattoo's covering exposed parts of their anatomy, I have horrible memories of a 70+ year old woman that my ex helped out back in the 80's. She had been driven hard and put away wet in the 60's. She was lucky to still be alive. Both of her arms were completely covered with what at onetime were tatoo's. At a wrinkled 70+ it was a gray muttled mess. Gross!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:56 AM
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I'm a young person(33)and cannot understand the tattoo craze.I have met many girls and walked away after I found they have 'toos.I guess I'm too conservative,but I don't get why anyone would want to draw on themselves permanantly.
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Just check out the NBA and NFL. I don't get it either.

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Old 06-01-2007, 11:13 AM
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As kids we would get screamed at for blue or black ink on our hands. At 46 I still have a clean slate.

Must be called parenting.

Where do these kids think they are going to work when they grow up?
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:19 AM
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I don't get it either but to each his own. I'm sure they'll be smart enough to have them removed by the time they start to fade and stretch... at least I hope so.
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:22 AM
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Mist-Rest - 6/2/2007 8:13 AM

Where do these kids think they are going to work when they grow up?
Anywhere, everywhere. I noticed the receptionist at the doc's has 'toos on her legs coming out from under her skirt, down across the tops of her feet. Tatoos are almost accepted everywhere, will be the norm in a short while. It is getting harder and harder to find a young woman without any ink on her body. Some of the Eastern Bloc counties are slow to engage the ink. Russia is now seeing a surge in ink on young women.

Personally, I find the branding and scarring much more fascinating.

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Mist-Rest - 6/1/2007 11:13 AM

As kids we would get screamed at for blue or black ink on our hands. At 46 I still have a clean slate.

Must be called parenting.

Where do these kids think they are going to work when they grow up?
I thought the same thing yesterday. I was driving home after WORK and saw a young kid, maybe early 20s with his arm out the window. Covered up to his wrist was 100% tatooed. I don't have any myself, and personally, I don't care if that's your thing, but as an employer, I don't want that "look" in my office. Discreet is fine, but this kid had what looked like the Sunday comics on his arms.
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I talked a friend's daughter out of a tatoo. I told her that her tastes may change in the future as they have in the past. For example, if she could have gotten at tatoo at age 5 it would have been unicorns and teddie bears which she now detests.

She agreed with me and got pierced instead.
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:04 PM
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Where do these kids think they are going to work when they grow up?
My corporate accountant (fraternity brother) who runs a very successful business in Manch Vegas is covered from head to toe with ink, shaves his head and owns several Harley's. He recently opened up a Tat parlor in Manch to add to his business portfolio. I guess anyone can be sporting the ink regardless of the profession.
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:09 PM
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This is a fad,I hardly think it will become the "norm",atleast I really hope not.I look at these things on people and I can't figure out what the hell I'm looking at,and it's called "art".I know, to each their own.
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I saw a kid riding his bike near my office yesterday on my way home from work. Had a tattoo on his left upper arm. Not old enough to drive and has a tat? Isn't there a minimum legal age to get one, or can a parent give consent?

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I'm sure they'll be smart enough to have them removed by the time they start to fade and stretch... at least I hope so.

My dumb A$$ sister n Law had a huge Rose and Snake on her shoulder(just out of High school) I noticed at Christmas it was recolored, she said it faded and they only charged her 200 to re-color but removal would be in the thousands and leave 3rd degree burn scars...


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Old 06-01-2007, 12:39 PM
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:45 PM
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There is some new creme out called wrecking ball balm,that is supposed to fade the tattoo away.I'm sure it's not totally harmless.
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I understand...

Welcome to my circus.. ooopps, I meant office.

I had a kid wait on me at a sandwich shop a few weeks ago. He sported a fair amount of ink but nothing totally distasteful. What was really disturbing was this huge chrome ring in his ear lobe. It was clear that this guy has spent some time stretching the lobe for this ring to fit into it. It was about 1-1/4" OD, 7/8" ID and 5/8" thick. It was completely surrounded by skin and clearly heavy as it hung rather low and flopped around banging into the side of his face when he turned. Even his co-workers stared at it. You had no choice. It was clearly a case of self mutilation to his body.

Now Joe, your a business owner and you have an idea of what I do for a living. With that in mind; Would you want this guy selling your companies services or speaking to my guests if I was the owner of this property? I know of dress codes in Chatham that address these issues.

While a little off the posted topic. Where does the ink and piercing end and art begin? I don't want this to sound like I'm against ink. I know plenty who have tattoos that are tasteful. I'm talking about these 'sleeves' of nothing, not a simple logo or design. I know a very pretty girl up North who is working on inking herself up in her mid 20's. in her 40's I wonder what it will look like? I see young woman once in a while with stupid ink neck and arm bands in black. She'll look great in her wedding pictures.

I'll bet the removal business is going to great when this fad is over.

I'm glad I'm old with no kids keeping me up at night worrying about this and other crazy stuff.
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You've got that right.......used goods in my book!

Just like those tongue piercings, I don't care if a chick sucks ---, but do they need to tell the world they suck ---?
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WOW! I spent 4 years in the Navy and resisted getting tattoos.

Always in the back of my mind was what effect that might have on my plans to be successful (rich) in future years. The crowd I wanted to run with (successful folks) were, without exception, not tattooed and in the most current days, would not be pierced.

I would not want a tattoo if they were free, let alone pay a huge fee to have my body disfigured. Hey, nature has done a pretty good job of disfiguring my 74 year old body as it is.

I did consider having the Constitution tattooed on my dork, but what would I use to fill up the extra space?



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Garett, Hey, nothing like advertising her services, saves us a lot of time in our solicitations.



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Old 06-01-2007, 01:24 PM
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Mist-Rest - 6/1/2007 11:13 AM

Where do these kids think they are going to work when they grow up?
Marine Insurance!? I do at least. Now I'm not covered like some but do have one on my ankle, 3 Fraternity letters. I dont regret it and in fact have thought of getting others but dont feel commited enough to anything to get another one done. The saying goes once you get one youll want more.

I'm 26 and do not think it is a "fad". Maybe the full and half sleeve are and the the tramp stamp and armbands definitely are but not tatoos in general. They have been around for thousands of years. I also dont know how it reflects parenting, I grew up, upper middle class and nobody else in my family, immediate or distant has any. Just something wanted and did.

By the way, I have a "brand" too, now thats unique.
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Bunch of damed prudes.



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