Tattooing

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Do you have any tattoos?

I have three or more
3
5%
I have one or two
13
20%
I have none but I have considered getting one
11
17%
I would never consider getting any
37
58%
 
Total votes: 64

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Re: Tattooing

Postby The Modernist » 03 Nov 2011, 09:42

Why is it sexist to want to see men and women look different from one another?I don't particularly want to see women with very muscular arms either.
That said I don't think anyone's body looks good covered in tattoes, I think Beckham looks a bit ridiculous, freakish even.

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Re: Tattooing

Postby Medb » 03 Nov 2011, 09:50

TopCat G wrote:Why is it sexist to want to see men and women look different from one another?I don't particularly want to see women with very muscular arms either.
That said I don't think anyone's body looks good covered in tattoes, I think Beckham looks a bit ridiculous, freakish even.


There is such a thing as overdoing it with tattoos and that applies to both sexes.

I think some men, maybe you going by your comment about muscular arms, see tattoos as a masculine thing. That's why there can be a bit of distaste when women get tattoos. Let's face it, in the old days only sailors had tattoos. Times change.
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Re: Tattooing

Postby the hanging monkey » 03 Nov 2011, 09:54

I like tattoos on women, even lots of tattoos, but I don't have any myself.

I toyed with the idea when I was about 18 but decided against it. I'd have changed my mind about what I wanted the day after I'd had it done anyway.
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Re: Tattooing

Postby Lemon Yoghourt » 03 Nov 2011, 09:56

I don't have any, and don't think I'd get any. Each to their own.
I've seen some that look great, and some that I don't like.

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Re: Tattooing

Postby The Modernist » 03 Nov 2011, 09:57

Medb wrote:

I think some men, maybe you going by your comment about muscular arms, see tattoos as a masculine thing. That's why there can be a bit of distaste when women get tattoos. Let's face it, in the old days only sailors had tattoos. Times change.


I understand times change, but -call it cultural conditioning or whatever you like- they do seem masculine to me, at least large ones on the forearm do, a small design on the shoulder as I said before isn't something I would dislike.

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Re: Tattooing

Postby The Modernist » 03 Nov 2011, 10:00

the hanging monkey wrote:
I toyed with the idea when I was about 18 but decided against it. I'd have changed my mind about what I wanted the day after I'd had it done anyway.


Pretty much me. I could never decide on a design that I could be sure I'd still like in the years to come. I should just have got the Arsenal cannon because at least then I could have guaranteed I'd never go off it.

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Re: Tattooing

Postby Medb » 03 Nov 2011, 10:03

TopCat G wrote:
Medb wrote:

I think some men, maybe you going by your comment about muscular arms, see tattoos as a masculine thing. That's why there can be a bit of distaste when women get tattoos. Let's face it, in the old days only sailors had tattoos. Times change.


I understand times change, but -call it cultural conditioning or whatever you like- they do seem masculine to me, at least large ones on the forearm do, a small design on the shoulder as I said before isn't something I would dislike.


Something small and delicate? Like us?

I'm sorry, I'm taking the piss a bit :lol:

Would you make judgement on women who had big tattoos on their forearm?
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Re: Tattooing

Postby The Modernist » 03 Nov 2011, 10:05

Medb wrote:
Would you make judgement on women who had big tattoos on their forearm?


I'd be less likely to fancy them that's all. I wouldn't make any judgement on them as a person.

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Re: Tattooing

Postby the hanging monkey » 03 Nov 2011, 10:08

I'm not that fussy.

Unless they had one of those weird belly buttons that sticks out.
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Re: Tattooing

Postby Medb » 03 Nov 2011, 10:08

TopCat G wrote:
Medb wrote:
Would you make judgement on women who had big tattoos on their forearm?


I'd be less likely to fancy them that's all. I wouldn't make any judgement on them as a person.


That's a shame, she might be a really nice girl and you could have loads in common.
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Re: Tattooing

Postby Medb » 03 Nov 2011, 10:09

the hanging monkey wrote:I'm not that fussy.

Unless they had one of those weird belly buttons that sticks out.


I told you it's called an 'outty', as opposed to an 'inny'. ;)
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Re: Tattooing

Postby The Modernist » 03 Nov 2011, 10:10

Medb wrote:
TopCat G wrote:
Medb wrote:
Would you make judgement on women who had big tattoos on their forearm?


I'd be less likely to fancy them that's all. I wouldn't make any judgement on them as a person.


That's a shame, she might be a really nice girl and you could have loads in common.


Well I did say 'less likely' as opposed to I would never consider going out with them.

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Re: Tattooing

Postby the hanging monkey » 03 Nov 2011, 10:13

Medb wrote:
the hanging monkey wrote:I'm not that fussy.

Unless they had one of those weird belly buttons that sticks out.


I told you it's called an 'outty', as opposed to an 'inny'. ;)


:lol: ok, an outty then.

Or if they were a Tory. That just wouldn't work.
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Re: Tattooing

Postby Medb » 03 Nov 2011, 10:18

the hanging monkey wrote:
Medb wrote:
the hanging monkey wrote:I'm not that fussy.

Unless they had one of those weird belly buttons that sticks out.


I told you it's called an 'outty', as opposed to an 'inny'. ;)


:lol: ok, an outty then.

Or if they were a Tory. That just wouldn't work.


Noooo, not a Tory. Makes me shudder to think about it!

Did you have a bad experience with an outty?

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Well I did say 'less likely' as opposed to I would never consider going out with them.


Are there any other physical attributes might put you off?
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Re: Tattooing

Postby Jumper k » 03 Nov 2011, 10:21

TopCat G wrote:A small tattoo on the shoulder doesn't bother me, but I do find many tattoos on the body a turn off on women. It's up to them of course, but equally I don't have to like it.

Just women? So you still love me G?

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Re: Tattooing

Postby The Modernist » 03 Nov 2011, 10:24

Medb wrote:
TopCat G wrote:
Well I did say 'less likely' as opposed to I would never consider going out with them.


Are there any other physical attributes might put you off?


I'm sure there are, but I'm not going to land myself in a trap by listing them here. That there is a relationship between appearance and attractiveness is hardly big news.

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Re: Tattooing

Postby The Modernist » 03 Nov 2011, 10:26

Jumper k wrote:
TopCat G wrote:A small tattoo on the shoulder doesn't bother me, but I do find many tattoos on the body a turn off on women. It's up to them of course, but equally I don't have to like it.

Just women? So you still love me G?


I'm scared of you Frank. Those manly tatts intimidate me! ;)

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Re: Tattooing

Postby sensi » 03 Nov 2011, 10:26

I've got one and I like it...I keep it hidden because it's only for me to see...I get it out only when I'm at festivals or watching the band it represents...it brings me great comfort.

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Re: Tattooing

Postby Jumper k » 03 Nov 2011, 10:30

I'm off for some more work this weekend. I'll finally finish the lower part of my leg and have the patella covered. Thats it until next year when I'm considering a full sleeve. Oh, and a portrait of G on the palm of my left hand.

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Re: Tattooing

Postby Deebank » 03 Nov 2011, 10:30

Staggering around Brighton pissed a few years ago me and Copehead 'decided' that we were going to get the Fractured Music (Joy Division music publishing company as designed by Peter Saville - classy) logo tattooed on our arms... When we sobered up...

It's the 'f'' device on the cover of Still:

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