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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tattoos And The Idiots Who Have Them

More and more in recent weeks, I’ve found myself entirely too devoted to bashing tattoos. I’ve got no problems with people getting tattoos, so long as they actually have some kind of meaning to the person other than “I paid for it” or “it’s on me now so that’s what it means to me” or “it looked awesome”. More and more I see people tattooing the most random things to their body, most people covering their body with the nonsense… and more and more, I’ve found myself entirely too devoted to bashing tattoos.

Thank a friend via Twitter recently for showing me a picture of some idiot tattooing stars up and down the side of his face. This began my rant against face tattoos. If you’re in a profession or religion where it’s deemed appropriate, fine… tribal tattoos don’t necessarily cause this reaction for me. I also would never have the balls to call Mike Tyson a fool for tattooing his face. But if you’re just a run-of-the-mill Joe… you shouldn’t be tattooing your face with anything.

Think of how ridiculous you’ll look to the employers who interview you. Think of how ridiculous you’ll feel when you realize that not one of them is giving you a chance to show anything you may be able to do solely off of the fact that you look like a twat. Sure, it’s not technically legal for an employer to deny you a place in the business because you’ve got a tattoo on your face, but an employer is allowed to judge whether or not you would attract or scare off business. Chances are, those face tattoos will scare off most business.

This entire issue lay dormant in my mind for about a week and a half until yesterday when a friend and I were at the mall. We were at H&M waiting in line when a kid walked up behind us. He couldn’t have been more than 15 years old, but his height and body size indicated he was younger than that even. Why he was even in the mall at noon was beyond me… and he WAS there with his mother, who looked as much like a crackhead as anyone I’ve ever seen. Needless to say, the reason I really noticed him in the first place was the “art” on his face… teardrops beneath his eye, lettering along his cheek, other random designs.

Teardrops have some relatively known meanings… you’ve either killed someone, or lost people close to you. If it weren’t for his age, I could almost accept the tears he had under his eye… but the rest!? There’s absolutely no way I accept that this child was able to get tattooed like this… except for the fact that his crackhead mother had him out of school and in the mall shopping for clothes. Of course she’s the type of woman who could have signed for her son to tattoo his face.

Whether you’re Gucci Mane, or the kid I saw at the mall yesterday… don’t tattoo your face, ESPECIALLY with stupid shit…

34 comments:

  1. I, too, hate tattoos - especially the ones people get on their faces. I also find myself bashing people with tattoos more and more everyday. The more I see them, the more I hate them. The worst sights? Those that cover an entire part of their body (i.e., arm, leg, back, etc.). Skin is sacred. Just like the rest of our body parts, it goes through much wear and tear throughout our lives and the last thing I want to do to it is to voluntarily ruin it with nasty art. I'd rather look at scars on skin than tattoos! Scars, unlike tattoos, are mostly - if not always - accidental and unwanted whereas tattoos are actually desired and paid for. I always think about how people change as we age (physically AND mentally) and cannot explain how a person cannot consider their future when deciding to get a tattoo. What one may love now, one may hate later on in life. People with tattoos may argue and say they can care less what their tattoos will look like when they wrinkle and sag with the excuse that life is short and that by the time they age, they won't be flaunting their body art anymore, but I think that is just a lame excuse to cover up their regret. I honestly believe 100% of tattoed people will eventually regret it; it's all a matter of time. Those that claim they won't or don't are simply in denial or haven't gotten to that point yet. I'm very thankful I never cared for tattoos. I can flaunt my skin whenever or wherever without ever having to worry about concealing anything. The saying "You don't know what you got 'til it's gone" INCLUDES clear skin!!!

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    1. TATTOOS HAVE BECOME A MOCKERY EVERYONE AND ANYONE HAS THE RIGHT AND CAN GET ONE AND MOST PEOPLE DO BECAUSE ITS A STUPID FAD OR FASHION STATEMENT THERE ARE CERTAIN TYPES OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE THEM FOR THE REASONS THAT THEY WERE MEANT TO BE HAD AND THOSE TYPE OF PEOPLE HAVE THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE WARRIORS WITH WARRIOR ANCESTORS WHO STILL PRACTICE THEIR ANCESTOR'S WAYS OF LIFE, PREPS AND CLOWNS WITH TWEETIES, CROSSBONES AND BULLSHIT THAT HAVE NO REAL SIGNIFICANCE OTHER THEN AESTHETICS IS WHAT YOU SEE NOW A DAYS,THEY ARE USUALLY CRAP AND NOT WELL THOUGHT OUT! ITS NOT A CUSTOM FOR PEOPLE BUT A STYLE IVE EVEN SEEN PEOPLE THAT HAVE GOTTEN AN ACTOR OR ARTIST'S TO SIGN THEIR NAME SOMEWHERE ON THEIR BODY AND HAVE DECIDED TO TATTOO THE SIGNATURE ON THEM, COME ON! REALLY? YOU PEOPLE KNOW WHO YOU ARE. YES EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO DO WHAT THEY CHOOSE TO THEIR BODIES AND TO EACH THERE OWN, TATTOO ARTISTS NOW A DAYS SHOULD GIVE MORE OF A SHIT ON WHO THEY TATTOO AND NOT JUST COLLECT THE DOUGH FROM THESE CLOWNS WHO FEEL THE NEED OF MARKING THEMSELVES BECAUSE OF SOME STUPID CRISIS OR MEMORIAL OR STATEMENT THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE! REAL TATTOOS ARE A TRADITION, A PART OF ONE'S SOUL AND LIFE WHICH HAS BEEN INFLICTED (IF YOU WILL) TO HONOR AS A RIGHT OF PASSAGE FOR SOMEONE WHICH IS A REAL STATEMENT THAT IS MADE! THOSE WHO REGRET A TATTOO OR WORRY WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE DEFINITELY SHOULDN'T BE GETTING THEM BUT WHO THE FUCK AM I TO SAY? HAHHAAHHA ALL YOU CLOWN WILL AND CAN CONTINUE TO DO WHAT YOU ARE DOING! GETTING A TATTOO FOR THE MOMENT IS AS RIDICULOUS AS THE CLOWNS WHO GET THEM! "OKAKISYA OKIWAZILA EGNA HEYOKAS' !!!!!

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    2. Anyone who gets a tattoo has sh*t for brains. You may think they look cool now but what about in 20 years? They are permanent. How would you like to be compelled to wear a coat everyday of your life, 24/7? Finally, tattoos are ugly. They are a defacement and disfigurement of the human body. They are expressly banned by both Judaism and Islam and severely frowned upon by Christianity. That says something. And you idiots who have visible tattoos: some employers still care and will not hire you!!

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    3. I do not understand why more people do not do the temporary tattoo thing. I am against them as well. Temp tattoos can last a good few weeks and it is like a style you can change. People are so damn impulsive nowadays.

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  2. Well said. I am sure you have seen these blogs and these tat people are so bold and flaunt their individuality. Yet on the other hand they expect employers to roll over for them and risk profits and business reputation to hire them. These tat folk can not have it both ways. You get the tattoos you have to accept the consequences. At least if you go into an interview with purple hair, you can easily get back to a normal color , even correct odd piercings or whatever. Tats are permanent. I do notice them more in lower class neighborhoods and trashy restaurants than in higher class restaurants and neighborhoods.

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  3. Get face tattoos, worship satan and get shit faced. Fuck what anyone says. Live your life the way you want. No matter what some Jackass on the internet says. Fuck the world.

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    1. It's nice that you have goals...

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    2. hope you enjoy flipping my burger down the road. Your a ass turd pal, You don't live in the world you imagine. In the real world to climb to the top you have to play ball with the rest of society. As a former tattoo artist. I tryed to talk morons like you out of getting face tattoos, because at some point MY tax dollars would pay for your welfare. Most of my cliets are smart enough to keep their ink low key. Than something strange happened Mainstream TV started doing shows on tattoos, attracting idiots like your self with half a brain into my scene. Basically ruining a good thing. Assholes without personalities getting tattoo because they think it will make them cooler, less boring, attractive, hardcore. But in reality your still the same boring ass whiny douchebag you were before the tattoo. I use to have a high opinion of people until I started running into low life peices of garbage like yourself at my shop.

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  4. I too have no general problem with people getting tattoos. I just never understood their appeal beyond it being a trend.

    And, yes, it is a trend. I've seen a few posts on this topic citing the practice of tattooing having been around for centuries. While true, it wasn't widespread in modern western culture until about the mid 1990's ("widespread" being the key term.) This is what people are referring to when they call it a trend.

    I think, due to their permanent nature, tattoos have become a longer trend than, say, acid-wash denim. But if there were an easy, cheap, and relatively painless way to remove them, I would guess that you'd start seeing a whole lot less of them fairly quickly.

    But, to my first point, can someone tell me what exactly is appealing about a tattoo in the first place? How does it enhance your appearance?

    For me, at a glance, they're akin to a birth mark. Just a mishmash of colors that don't naturally occur on human skin. I find them distracting.

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  5. I hate tattoos,especially on women.

    Tattoos are not cool and make people look stupid.
    Waste of money.Body art,LOL.

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  6. What amazes me is that so many people seem to have the time and money to sit around getting tattoos. It's like those little shacks or trailers you see here and there with a big expensive truck parked outside, or covered with satellite tv dishes. It speaks to the poor values that so many Americans have, and the ways that we are able to flush our money down the toilet.

    Tattoos are like megaphones: at this point, everyone has one, and it's turned up to 11. So you can't just have the mandatory butterfly or douchey barbed-wire on the biceps. Now it's and arms race to the bottom, and in order to out-do everyone else you have to have something absolutely preposterous. Like an entire paragraph of Chinese characters, or some complicated scene with dragons and unicorns and whales.

    Americans seem obsessed with shoving two things in everyone's face:
    A. how tough and manly they are and
    B. how creative and individualistic they are.

    Unfortunately, no one really cares about either one.

    Tattoos will pass, just like the skinny suits.

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    1. Unfortunately tattoos wont pass. We will see all these ugly bodies that can not have them removed. That is one reason the fad is lasting longer than normal. Clothes fads or hair fads or toy fads, you can just instantly erase. Tattoos you can not . Others see them and then decide to get one. Hollyweird is not helping any. It seems to be all sides of the political aisle.

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    2. The women want to be manly too.... lmao lmao

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  7. TATTOOS ARE FOR FOOLS

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  8. Americans have overdosed on tattoos, food, Hollywood culture, puritanism and extremist right wing attitudes.

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    1. Well fucken said buddy.

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  9. I would say that not everyone has tattoos and most people that do are smokers. This tells me that tattoo folk are people that follow the crowd. You know the insecure type. Why would anyone start smoking? Other than the fact it looks 'cool'? lmao. Tattoos are in the same category. I agree with the person that said employees have the right to hire who they want. Appearance is important. The memorializing line is a complete joke. Donate money in the deceased name. At least that is altruistic.

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    1. I hear the memorializing line over and over again. I think the same thing, what a joke. Just an excuse to get a tattoo to exact attention.

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  10. You people seem quite bigoted and closed-minded. There is absolutely nothing wrong with getting a meaningful, well thought-out, well-designed, and nicely placed tattoo. I don't know why you all are getting so mad over something that doesn't affect you. No one is forcing any of you to get tattoos. No one is forcing you to date a person who has a tattoo. No reason to get your panties in a wad here. And no, I don't have any tattoos, I'm just appalled at the ignorance in this thread.

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    1. The reason for the concern is that it's cultural. Cutlture affect's everyone.

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    2. But we have to look at the trash. If a woman has a tat it screams I'm a whore. Sorry but the truth is the truth. What kind of woman has a .com or penis tat on they're face? We have become a pagan country just like the tribal people around the world who don't know better. It's just shameful.

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    3. It is not bigoted. Everyone judges appearance. If you say you do not , you are a liar. We judge who our friends are, we judge where we eat etc. It is called life. Tattoos are permanent. The lines you people use about the purple hair of the 80s is irrelevant. Those people were able to dye their hair back to normal and get a good job with no worries about appearance and same for every other decade fad or culture.

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    4. We judge appearance on who we date as well.

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  11. Woops, sweetheart, your ignorance is showing. I know many women with tattoos, and not one of them has a tattoo on her face, much less a ".com or penis tat." Sounds like you spend too much time going on sites devoted to bad tattoos, probably so you can stroke your ego and feel good about your superior attitude.

    Also, anonymous here's a newsflash for you: tattoos are not some new invention. They've been around and a part of many cultures for thousands of years.

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  12. I work with people that have tattoos and for the most part I deal with these people. There is one guy that I work with that has a tattoo on his arm that is so freaking ugly. He is an ugly 20 something to begin and his hair has a weird spiked look. I look in a different direction when the guy crosses paths with me. It is so gross and I do not even know what it is, other than the fact it is about a 6 inch or so round blob on his arm. Wish the dude would wear long sleeves, but evidently he is proud of that atrocity.

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  13. I love tattoos. it helps me avoid the morons like the plague. it is like a filter so to speak.

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  14. What is the big fascination currently with tattoos, or as it is sometimes referred to, body art! They are so prevalent – just like assholes, everyone has one. It is not only young men, but more and more young women have been inked, and not just a discrete little butterfly on their shoulder blade but large unsightly sleeves! I have even seen young women with huge tattoos down their legs and I think “ugh, why would they want to defile their bodies so? I cannot understand this epidemic. Tattoos were once a symbol of being from the wrong side of town or a gang member, or a Naval seaman. They were mainly simple drawings of an anchor or a skull and bones or the words “I love Mom” etched on their muscular forearms or biceps. I don’t recall ever seeing a woman with a tattoo until this trend began several years ago. So either hate them or love them, it is a personal choice, but I can’t imagine some of these heavily inked people liking what they see in the mirror when they get to my age! I say you don’t need a tattoo to be an individual or to set yourself apart from others. You have a personality to do that!

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  15. Sacrificing the permanent on the alter of the temporary. Want job security for years to come? Get into the tattoo removal business.

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  16. you people are ignorant

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  17. As an employer, I rely heavily on tattoos to help avoid hiring idiots. It’s not a fool proof system. Every once in a while an idiot without tattoos slips through the screening process. Never less, tattoos make my hiring duties so much easier. Thank you idiots!

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  18. I only go for girls who have zero tattoos. Time and time again, life has taught me that women who have tattoos are the least loyal and are quite ugly inside no matter how pretty they may be on the outside(except for the trashy looking tattoos of course).

    No matter the skin color or tone, or regardless of whether the person tans or not, their skin always looks better the natural way.

    P.S. Aesthetically, there are few things worse than a gal with great legs who then goes and ruins them with the childish scrawls of tattoos, which only serve to attract others who make bad decisions and like to keep permanent records of such decision-making.

    P.P.S. Maybe tattoos aren't so bad in that they alert others that the person adorned with them doesn't think things through and is most likely not suited for a committed, i.e., a non-cheating relationship. And every person I have ever met with a tattoo is markedly dumber than ones without and who hate them.

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