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I'm a database and system engineer. Two years ago I got rather large tattoos on my forearms after years of contemplating them, because I finally came to the conclusion that I don't want to work for someone (person or company) that has a problem seeing past them. I'm a rock star at what I do.
People have every right to get a tattoo where ever they want but I find them unattractive on women. I mean if a girl is beautiful already ink normally just draws away from the natural beauty IMHO. I really wonder if people today are going to still like their big tattoos when they are 70.
I don't want any tattoos on my body, but I think people should do what they want with their bodies. Oh, and that article is dripping with racism.
I agree I don't like when women have large tattoos,small creative ones can look very good though.
Visible as in neck and face?
That's funny, me too. Which verse do you have? I have this one;
Leviticus 19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
This post was edited by xsanguine 17 months ago
Some tats look nice when they're new, but JFC almost all of them look like crap in a few years if you don't keep your body toned and get the color touched up.
After 10 years most of them look like something you'd see on the wall of a truck stop bathroom.
I have Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.
My tattoo looks like your to just with a different style of writing.
Not so much a moral issue for me as an aesthetic one. Some of my favorite people have tattoos, but I think tats are ugly. I just don't like most pin-and-ink art. Most, I say. I like a lot of graphic novels, but all the T-shirts that have that tattoo look (think Ed Hardy) are pretty hideous.
"Look at this. An entire generation of Cinderellas, and there's no glass slipper coming." -- Mother in ALMOST FAMOUS
Back in the age of hitch-hiking I got a ride from a car load of Gypsies. I bought a six pack to share with them (this was also the age of drinking while driving-riding). I don't know how the conversation went there but at one point the old Gypsy woman who was driving turned to me in the backseat and said, "never get a tattoo. They are positve identification in a court of law." At the time I thought I was being imparted of genuine Gypsy wisdom (it was also a more romantic age).
My buddy got run off of his job when his nutjob boss saw his shoulder tats (from his military days) and freaked out - her belief was that tattoos were only what bad people got. Sorry but times have changed.
One thing I found amusing is that Ami James of Miami Ink, when he opened his studio in NYC, refuses to do neck, face or hand tats, or as he calls them, "job killers."
"If you have the right to be offended I have the right to offend you." - Ricky Gervais
agreed. The woman was a right wing state senator known in the Capitol as "Crazy Mary." After she saw the tats (1 on each shoulder) she turned on him, going as far as to make him hourly thus taking away his medical insurance with his wife 6 months pregnant.
My wife works in the fashion industry on the corporate side. Nobody cares when her tattoo is exposed and some dudes have sleeve tats that they show daily and they do their job just fine without fear of retaliation for having ink. Of course, her company is very progressive so they don't judge on appearance.
I'm back and forth on getting one - I just need to decide which Springsteen lyrics I'm going to get on my inner bicep. Right now I'm learning towards "It ain't no sin to be glad your're alive" or "Blow away the lies that leave you nothing but lost and broken hearted" (I'd love to get the whole "blow away" part but that's too much for that space. I don't think I'll be in danger of losing my job if I do that.
This post was edited by Enrico Palazzo 17 months ago
for me the greatest line in rock history is also from Thunder Road (not that I would get it inked on me though!): "Show a little faith there's magic in the nights. You ain't a beauty but hey you're alright. And that's' alright with me."
Yeah, young educated people with tats are usually creative types and thinkers. I would get tatted like crazy if A.) I felt strongly enough about enough stuff to have it permanently inked on me. And B.) I wasn't worried about prejudice in the workplace.
But I don't, and I am. Also, I'm quite doughy.
"The fur is so realistic!"
25 years ago people got tattoos to express their individuality, today people get tattoos to fit in and be part of the herd.
Not getting a tattoo is actually more individualistic today.
Unfortunately, its not up to you to decide if tats prevent you form a job. If an employer says no visible tats, then no visible tats.
I believe it is unprofessional to have visible tats in the work place. However, this is mainly for white collar jobs. If you are a laborer, bar tender, etc, visible tats don't really matter. But if you have a corporate job, visible tats will prevent you from starting a career.
Impressions are big in business. Or if you work in IT when you sit isolated from people all day in front of a computer, I dont see how having visible tats would be an issue.
Sounds to me like the 60's when they were bitching about qbs with long hair and side burns.
Your average UofM fan and I have something in common, neither of us went to UofM. Though we do share One major difference, I got Accepted.
If being a part of the herd is due to peer pressure, you need different peers.
I read the news today, oh boy .. ..
About a lucky man who made the grade
Here's my piece. It's about to be a year old since I got it. (I added on to the original sun and got the chick, doves, waves, rising sun rays.) I get compliments all the time, so that's fun
I have the Zeppelin "angel" on my other arm (the Swan Song logo).
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
People are free to get as many tattoos as they wish. And I am free to judge and ridicule them as much as I wish. That's why I love America!
I need a new tat, but I can't decide which one to get.
"Well I never woulda dreamed, that her heart was so wicked
but I keep comin' back, 'cause it's so hard to kick it"
"She woke up sunny side down
And I was still thinking I was too proud to flip her over"
Do you have a lot of cool black heavy metal t-shirts too?
"The suspect is being described as a white male between 25-35 years old. He has black short hair and a goatee. He has tattoos on both arms from the elbow down and has number tattoos on his fingers on the right hand. The child recalls the numbers 1, 2 and 4.
The suspect was wearing an AC/DC shirt with sleeves pulled up to the elbows. His vehicle is described as a black standard cab pickup truck with tinted side and rear windows. There is red lettering on the driver's side rear quarter panel, behind the rear wheel."
Michigan State Police investigate attempted abduction of child, sketch of suspect released
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