Monday, May 14, 2012

Tattoos - What's the Point?




A number of people have walked into Starbucks sporting tattoos. With one notable exception they all looked awful.

I really can't understand tattoos.Why pay money for excruciating pain only to look worse than before?

The only thing I understand less than tattoos is smoking. Why pay lots of money to puff your lungs out and die a horrible death? At least crack addicts get high I'm told. Global legislation is clearly needed in this area. Smoking should be banned everywhere apart from in France because the French manage to look cool when they smoke.

Everybody else just looks like a red neck.

Sadly there are times when I find myself surrounded by people with tattoos clutching mitfulls of dollars for Marlboro Lights. There are the times when I remind myself never to go back to 7-Eleven,which is misnamed because it appears to be open all night.

I'm not totally anti tats; occasionally you see a tasteful one - a butterfly on a shoulder or a celtic design.

But all too often they tend to blur into a big green smudge on over white skin. Like a bruise. And who wants to wear their hurt on the outside?

15 comments:

  1. IT's gonna be interesting when all those multi tattooed people are elderly and in nursing homes. I have 2. A Grateful Dead dancing bear on my right ankle and the ambigram of 'earth air fire water' on my low back. It's the design from the book 'Angels & Demons'. I had wanted to get another one or two but my ink days are behind me now. Have you seen those freaky people who put inserts into their skulls to look like horns or ridges? Or have their tongues cut into a fork? *shudder*

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  2. lol JoJo - that would look funny. OMG the tongue think makes me freak - call me trad etc.

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  3. I have a tattoo on my back - but thankfully it's a celtic knot - so I think you'd approve! :-D

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    1. Oh for real ValleyWriter - we like Celtic knots

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  4. I have a hard enough time deciding on paint colors for my house, much less a design that will forever be imbedded in my skin. Every once in a while I do see one that is really, really cool. I once met this Somoan guy with big beefy arms and an awesome tan skin tone who had a tribal looking pattern tattooed around his biceps- now that was cool. But most of them are pretty ugly.

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    1. yup Sandra - seems to look better on Samoans tho

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  5. I've always wanted a small tattoo, but they're so expensive I always change my mind. Anyway, I've heard they're not so painful as long as you don't ask them coloured. I hope so.

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  6. Best thing the old Government ever did was ban smoking in public places.

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    1. cool to know it worked - I was working in westminster when that was announced.

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  7. I love tattoos but can never decide which one I want. My other half has an equaliser (like a stereo) tattoo which I really like. I enjoyed learning more about things you dislike very strongly through this post, good stuff.

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    1. lol Abi - he has a tattoo of a stereo system on him?? As one does.

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  8. I''m with you on tattoos. I think most of them just end up looking bad.

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    1. I know - probably sounded like a good idea at the time Alyson

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  9. I have never understood tattoos or smoking either. Neither one makes any sense to me at all. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one.

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  10. Are you paying over $5 per pack of cigarettes? I'm buying my cigs from Duty Free Depot and this saves me over 50% from cigarettes.

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