- Stop with the leg tattoos already
I passed a chap fishing on the canal once with a completely tattoed head and it occured to me that if you’re keen to avoid work and claim benefits that’d be a great place for a tat. You can imagine him at his job seekers allowance meetingPosted 4 years ago
‘well I’ve been to 3 job interviews this week and unfortunately I didn’t get the job, can’t think why, oh well I guess I’ll go fishing down the canal, byyeeee’nickhartMember
it’s so funny that people feel it is acceptable to tell others how to live their lives.Posted 4 years ago
I have a piece of design on my leg, it took me 24 years to design the tattoo that i’d be happy with. It is an incredibly personal design to me, it is a combination of the people that I love the hospital and people that got me back to health, the idea of surf, being in the waves and the sea and the feeling of being free but also the book by yvon chounaird, the turner symbol not just because I ride a turner (dur!) but for the people i ride the turner with and the places it has taken me and the dragon. Now the dragon is a double pronged thing, it is the passion of the welsh (i’m not but much of my family is) and the beautiful countryside i know and love, but it’s also the beast which is cancer and the pain and suffering it can cause and how it nearly got me but didn’t.
So if you’d like me to cover it up the i’m sorry but tough, it is part of me, it means an incredible amount to me and when all is said and done we make choices. I’m happy with mine and i’m not asking you to like it but I am asking you to think about your sweeping statements.
if you’re offended by tattoo’s or cancer charities please don’t click hereCougarSubscriber
Given the ubiquity of tattoos these days, it does seem to be a remarkably odd thing to give much of a toss about on other people.
The days of tats automatically signifying some sort of life event, membership or rebellion (prison, military service, Hell’s Angels, anarchist punks, etc etc) are long gone. Old Jimmy Satan might well be sporting ink from when he first killed and ate someone, but you’re just as likely to see our Chardonnay with a picture of Gary Barlow on her midriff.
In the normalising stakes, tattoos are almost on a par with earrings these days. We don’t get many forum threads going “oh my god, I saw a girl the other day who had actually had holes surgically punched in her ears so that she could wear some crappy jewellery, what’s that all about?!”Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
we cannot all be the scintillating bringer of joy that you are Mr Smith
Who cares what folk do their bodies
Some of them adorn them with all sorts of stuff iw ould not – including clothes
WTF has it got to do with me
Some tats are great some are shit …just like clothes or STW posters or anything else in lifePosted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
nickc – Member
Other people’s decorations spoiled your day?
1. Seriously, get over yourself
2. Stop worrying about it, you’ll have a heart attack
Quite.Posted 4 years ago
As it happens, the only comments about mine have been from people, usually female, who were interested in the designs.
anyone who doesn’t like them can, quite frankly, go and do one.
I will be adding at least one more, which I already have a design for, just as soon as I’ve got the spare £75-80 available.
Who cares what folk do their bodies
not me! far more important things to give a toss about. just find it amusing how some people like to show them off at the merest suggestion of a bit of sun but if they didn’t have the grim tat they wouldn’t wear the shorts/off the shoulder/short sleeves. ooh look at me all edgy with my tribal tat from my gap year like it’s some kind of individual statement only it’s doesn’t convey to other people their individualism. quite the opposite.
nearly as funny as the old guys hanging out with other cool old guys with tattoos pic the inked like to roll out as some kind of justification for their ‘individualism’ i just see old people with a small pension bored at the thought of impending death but hey they get to hang out with other likeminded people with tattoo’s! how cool is that!Posted 4 years agojambourgieMember
I passed a chap fishing on the canal once with a completely tattoed head and it occured to me that if you’re keen to avoid work and claim benefits that’d be a great place for a tat. You can imagine him at his job seekers allowance meeting
‘well I’ve been to 3 job interviews this week and unfortunately I didn’t get the job, can’t think why, oh well I guess I’ll go fishing down the canal, byyeeee’
Hehe, indeed. Although these days it’d be enough to just grow a massive beard. When I first signed on back in the day I was always being told to ‘get a haircut’ etc. Don’t think they’re allowed to say things like that anymore due to discrimination laws. Which is nice.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
not me! far more important things to give a toss about. just find it amusing how some people like to show them off at the merest suggestion of a bit of sun but if they didn’t have the grim tat they wouldn’t wear the shorts/off the shoulder/short sleeves
Most of mine are down my forearms, so at the slightest hint of sun I’m wearing a tee shirt, so mine are on view all the time.Posted 4 years ago
Tough. And I find it amusing that, despite protestations to the contrary, you do seem more than a little bothered by people who display their body art.
ooh look at me all edgy
Anyway it seems to ne that what you don’t like isn’t tattoing, it’s show off wannabe hipsters. Fair enough , but not every tattooed person is a showoff wannabe hipster, and not every showoff wannabe hipster has tattoos. Think about it a bit more.Posted 4 years agotazzymtbMember
Tattoos are grim and worn by attention seeking dullards……but strangely ones that seem happy in themselves and are more tolerant of others and most of the tattooed fools I know all seem to be very successful in their chosen carreers and manage to appreciate a work life balance. what I apsire to is be a normal and bland as oldgit and the usuall trolly little gimps and then I too can live in a perpetual state of bored frustrating middle rage(which is totally fine and perfectly acceptle way to be and in no way meant as a personal or derogatory statement about the un-inked)Posted 4 years agoShibbolethMember
Emsz dear – Being so full of holes, do you ever inadvertently leak?
No, but she never loses her car keys… :p
I hate tattoos, I make no secret of it, but the thing I hate most is the self-righteous indignation of the inked when you pass an opinion on it.
For god’s sake, you had a tattoo as some sort of self-expression. An expression is useless if it falls on deaf ears.
So, for the record, my opinion of all tattoos: Chavvy. Cheap, chavvy, short-sighted, foolish chaviness by attention seaking, chavvy chavs hell-bent on confrontation.Posted 4 years agokimbersSubscriber
shibby you so obviously have ink-envy, just summon up the courage to get one done yourself
although with your own levels of self-righteous indignation at the ‘self-righteous indignation of the inked when you pass an opinion on them’Posted 4 years ago
you might become a bit conflicted and enter some kind of paradox where you are so bigoted that your head becomes metaphorically trapped in your anus and exist in some kind of perpetual ouroboros loopJunkyardMember
what I apsire to is be a normal and bland as oldgit and the usuall trolly little gimps and then I too can live in a perpetual state of bored frustrating middle rage(which is totally fine and perfectly acceptle way to be and in no way meant as a personal or derogatory statement about the un-inked)
Have you considered rebelling in a edgy yet conformist way with say dreds and/or tats [ tribal of course]…..obviously I am not having a dig and saying you are a rebelling in a bog standard conformist way for you , and everyone just like you, are unique
Works both ways dude the healthy attitude is to not carePosted 4 years agoShibbolethMember
Kimbers, I’m struggling to contain my self-righteous indignation at your self-righteous indignation at my self-righteous indignation at the inked classes.
I have beautiful, flawless skin… It would be a tragedy to deface it with some hackneyed clip-art.
Which reminds me, wasn’t someone going to show us the hackneyed clip-art that he’s designed himself over a 24 year period?
24 years… I certainly wouldn’t give him a job – and not just because he’s tattooed… I’ve designed several things so far today and it’s only just afternoon brew time.Posted 4 years ago
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