Added by Stephanie Radtke
on May 2, 2014
Tattoos are perhaps the ultimate form of self expression. Once done, they’re basically with you for good. But does that ink doom you to life of being judged?…
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i cant wait to get tatted up
Wow, there’s a lot of ignorance in the comments section. Must be why I
don’t generally bother with DNews…
People who get tattoos believe their values, world views, situations, and
society will not change much. Unless they die young their world will
change beyond imagination. Unless they quit learning, they will change
beyond imagination. Most will eventually find their own tats irrelevant
I think if it is small and not too annoying, its fine. But getting tats
all over and distracting is not a good idea. Certainly face tats, names of
people, and derogatory words is bad. I don’t even have wash off tats, but
thats just me, I am not into that.
I was thinking of getting the following tatttoed on my left arm.
“”Thou shalt not lie with mankinde as with womankinde; it is an abomination”
“Thou shalt not cut thy skin for the dead or mark it with tatoos, I am the
People who have tattoos are extra sensitive, at least that’s what my uncle
who’s a Brooklyn psychologist says.
As much as this is something based on just a couple of studies, I’m pretty
surprised that tattoos don’t change a person’s attractiveness. I’ll be
completely honest, I find tattooed people less attractive.
Well I have tattoo’s and I spend my time reading books both fictional and
scientific (Wilbur Smith, Richard Dawkins), I’ve got a Diploma in
BioMedical Science and am about to gain a Degree in Zoology (Biological
Sciences). So do I think it makes you less intelligent? No it doesn’t.
Tats are great on chicks when u can wash em off in the shower!!
Women look retarded with tattoos. No girl of mine would ever have a
The title should be changed to “Misconceptions about tattoos” And the
description should say, “What do stupid people think about people with
I’ve seriously had people questioning if I’m really an engineer because I
have a half sleeve…
Luckily I couldn’t care less about what people think about me. My boss is
also an ex-marine and while he’s not inked he’s totally fine with it.
it says you are insecure and have mental illness
“Twentieth-century psychologists and psychiatrists observed large numbers
of tattooed people in particular segments of society (e.g., sailors,
criminals, psychiatric patients, drug addicts). Noting the association,
they attempted to correlate tattoos with specific psychiatric diagnoses,
such as schizophrenia or personality disorders, or with adverse social
circumstances, such as poverty”
“To understand which diagnoses are commonly associated with tattoos, an
explanation of the psychologic functions the tattoo performs for the bearer
is important (Table 1). Grumet (1) has hypothesized and low self-esteem,
tattoos may be a mark of impulsiveness and lack of self-control, 12 traits
often observed in tattooed adolescents. (8)”
I believe people should not treat their bodies as if they were scrap paper,
especially if it is not unlikely that there would come a day when they
would regret sporting a particular religious or political symbol or would
mature and find out that the idea of having a tattoo was silly in first
permanent tattoos makes women look cheap and ugly. imagine when they get
old and wrinkly and with all those tattoos on their face and body.
Moral of the story …. If you like tattoo get them if you don’t then don’t
Stop insulting people for their individual choices that don’t affect your
life in any way shape or form. It’s ok to have an opinion but don’t be
At the end of everyone’s lives each person has to answer for the choices
they’ve made in their lives.
Tattoos aren’t inherently good or bad, it depends on the individual tattoo;
they run a spectrum from being really nice to looking like shit. That’s
why you should think very carefully about what you want and where and it’s
always a good idea to check out some of the artist’s previous work so you
know how it’s going to look.
why do people care.
I actually find most tattoos highly unattractive physically. But I don’t
have a problem with people having them.
I don’t care what anyone does to themselves, but I do try to ensure those
more out there kinds of decisions are made with the party involved being
fully informed of any risks or possible consequences.
It is a fact, regardless of all the care in the world, that patients
contract infections in hospital surgeries, so it’s fair to say, the same
risks exist in a Tattoo parlour no matter how careful the tattoo artist is.
A friend recently made the mistake of getting a tattoo without researching
the risks or possible consequences, afterwards, she was made aware of the
risks; what she learned terrified her and has really impacted on her
emotional health due to the concerns and regrets she now has.
She had no idea that on top of her emotional regrets, there was a risk of
HIV, AIDS, hepatitis, herpes and a plethora of all kind s of other
infections. No one told her the inks used were never intended for use “on”
the skin, let alone to be “injected into and under it”.
These inks are industrial inks which no health authority anywhere on earth
has ever approved.
These inks contain acids, toxins, plastics and mercury, they are a time
bomb, which, after the tattoo is applied, your bodies blood flows through,
this eventually destroys the liver and due to the carcinogens in the inks,
also put the wearer at long term risk to cancer.
Although people may think, given the fact tattoos have been around since
time in memoriam, that tattoos must be risk free; what they don’t know, is
that in the past, natural dyes were used, but due to fading, operators now
use completely unapproved industrial inks which do have both short term and
very long term health risks.
It’s no surprise the in thing in Hollywood at the moment, is the removal of
tattoos, because the fad is over, but also, because the wearers are trying
to remove the long term possibility of cancer.
Unfortunately, some of the removal processes are just as risky, depending
upon the colour of the inks used in the original tattoo.
It must also be acknowledged, life is a long time, fads come and go, but a
tattoo is there forever, and given the undeniable stigma surrounding
tattoos, it’s no surprise, that on women, they are known as “tramp
stamps” they take away the decent image of even the most beautiful girl,
they are known to be worn by people with low self esteem, and women who are
Respect is something we all need in our lives, and our self respect, or
lack of it, is another thing tattoos take away from us.
Briefly and by no means the full story, tattoo’s began as an ownership mark
on Egyptian slaves, this was adopted by the authorities for prisoners, and
then by men who were really only trying to portray a dangerous image,
wannabe tough guys, frauds, usually men of weak character. On women, they
were used by pimps to mark their whores, showing they were his property,
hence the term, “tramp stamp”.
My advice when it comes to fads or fashion is that fads and fashions come
and go, so it’s unwise to ever do anything that is permanent, because it
won’t match future changes in fads or fashion.
A necklace or an earring you can remove, the same applies to a dress or
it’s style, so why would anyone who enjoys keeping up with fashion,
permanently disfigure and degrade themselves, to then be stuck in that
moment in time forever?
Tattoo’s eventually become a permanent reminder of an act of
thoughtlessness and youthful ignorance more than anything else, but what
has also been proven, is that any tattoo the wearer claims is about someone
else, is really only about themselves and how they want others to see them.
Anyone contemplating something as permanent as a tattoo, should try wearing
a fake tattoo for a good long period of time and they will quickly learn
they have classified themselves as low life’s and losers whom decent people
really do not want to associate with, who employers do not want
representing their businesses; they should try the fake tattoo to learn how
people begin to treat them differently, and I’m sure in time they’ll never
regret not getting one, but if you do get one, you will most likely regret
it for the rest of your life.
Some say Tattoos on women are sexy. I do understand how a tattoo can
create in the observer, the impression that the wearer is sexier with the
tattoo, but that’s only perception, it’s to do with the attraction of the
forbidden, the wearer is seen as sexually promiscuous, as a result, the
male or female observer, who was seeking easy gratification, would have
their sexual instincts ignited by the fact their target had a tattoo, so
yes, I can understand that misguided view, but once again, in the case of a
female, it only supports the “Tramp Stamp” view people from all walks of
life have of tattoos on women.
It is most obvious, a tattoo is a bad move, if people want to remember a
loved one, they can have that persons name engraved on a nice piece of
jewelry, avoiding any risk to their health.
Above everything, no matter how much people try to deny it, is the negative
way you will be forever perceived, I mean one day you may wish to be a
“Clean Skin” to get some great opportunity, or even some respect, and there
you’ll be, all marked up like a junkie or a criminal, but mostly as a
mindless sheep, a person who shows poor, long term judgment, not exactly
the image or the character quality one would need to succeed.
I’m simply offering food for thought in order to enable people to act by
being informed, I do not care how many tattoos people choose to have, it’s
their life and their health, but above all, their happiness they must
consider for the long term.
There are huge risks with both tattoo application, and with their removal,
with the best advice being, do not get them until the health authorities
approve every aspect of them, especially the industrial inks currently
being used by all tattoo artists.
Never penetrate the skin unnecessarily, because to do so is to undergo a
surgical process and the risk of infection in this day and age, is huge,
especially when super bugs are considered.
Only fools inject drugs, so it’s fair to say, similar risks exist with any
kind of injection, and in the case of a tattoo, thousands upon thousands of
deep skin injections are involved but instead of injecting an anti biotic,
they involve unapproved toxic industrial inks.
I’m happy to have done my best to inform. Good luck with whatever way you
decide to go..
i just though a tattoo was a way of someone expressing themselves or
a form of expression on their skin i guess
I didn’t get a tattoo til I was retired. Since my tattoo is a pentacle, it
comes in quite handy for warding off proselytisers, and winkling out other
I have two full sleves & knuckle tattoos.
I am generous & kind to all but offen get labeled as a villain.
Being rich allows me to draw on my body, while butt pupets must listen to
My tattoos are to do with my religious journey as a Buddhist and are
spiritually earned and very personal. The only one that is really visible
is the one on my back and I can cover this up. However, my grandfather saw
this on an occasion recently when I went to visit him and did not approve.
He has lived a very judgmental life(despite an abundance of flaws) and has
displayed arrogance and hubris throughout. I had no relationship with him
growing up as a result of this, and I am the proactive one in this
arrangement now, having forgiven him endlessly and hugely. Frankly, I feel
pretty okay about letting go of what is largely a burden- for now at least.
Considering the importance of my body art to me personally, it felt like a
message that I was allowed to let go.
I don’t have any tattoos, but I do want one.. I just haven’t gotten around
to it yet. I personally don’t think that Tattoos really say anything about
a person’s character. It’s a personal thing that people choose to have