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4 years ago  ::  Feb 12, 2010 - 2:40PM #1
Just.be.natural
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I'm just curious in hearing peoples thoughts/opinions on tattoos. I have three and I love them, but my family hates them (they're Pentocostal and think its a sin.) Anyways I look forward to hearing from everyone.

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4 years ago  ::  Apr 02, 2010 - 1:16PM #2
Bairre
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I have several (over 20) and I believe that tattoos are an ancient form of expression, almost as old as cave paintings and carving curvy women.


My ancestors were called the Picts and like many other Celtic peoples used tattooing as a form of tribal affiliation as well as a means of displaying their live's events.

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4 years ago  ::  Apr 20, 2010 - 12:03AM #3
The_lady_amalthea
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In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with tattoos.  I have two so far.

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4 years ago  ::  Apr 24, 2010 - 12:50PM #4
Bezant
Posts: 1,338

Just wandering through forums here, and found tattoos.


In and of itself I don't find anything wrong tattooing oneself. I'm an artist myself and when I'm bored now and then may use a pen/marker to draw on my hands or arms.


What I don't like is permanent tatooing. There's a religious backing behind it, that our bodies are to be kept clean and it is objectionable for one to deliberately scar oneself. But even if I weren't very religious I would still find it poor taste to permanently scar oneself, especially when there are temporary options (e.g., henna). In any case, nobody thinks untattooed skin is ugly, either. ;)

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4 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2010 - 8:43PM #5
Leah
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They Bible says not to mark your body. I think tattoos are one of those things that it is refering to. I am not Christian. I have a couple small ones. Though I like mine, I am not all for tattoos. I think there are a lot of young people that want to "up" their friends and make a huge mistake. There is also the chance of disease. Pamela Anderson got hep c from a tattoo. They aren't wholesome, and honestly can look trashy if they are not perfect. They are like fad that you cant take off. And though we shouldnt judge, and people change, that "skull" tattoo or whatever was a choice that "you" made to show the world so its hard not to.

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3 years ago  ::  Sep 05, 2011 - 10:38PM #6
Fae
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Hello, I'm sorry that you worry about having tattoos. Tattoos and piercings are just other body modifications such as painting your nails, trimming your hair, or whitening your teeth. Tattoos are more permanent, but removal does exhist. You will not be in this body forever. Who is to say how you decorate it? It's yours. It isn't mutilation it is expression. At least that's what I believe.

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2 years ago  ::  Feb 18, 2012 - 4:10PM #7
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I see both sides of the argument on this one. I myself have 1 tattoo and am planing at least 2 more, likely 3. I use my tattoos as a form of religious expression, but I also see how they can get outdated. I have a spider on my foot I got in first year university because I thought it would be a good idea. Now I'm thinking of getting a second one to point out how foolish the first one was! (the idea is a snake on my ankle, about to eat the spider, and "Everything Changes, but Nothing's Truly Lost" written in it).
While yes removal does exist, it's expensive and can leave scars. So it's there, but I think only in extreme circumstance. I think tattoos can be beautiful, but I've also seen a lot of trashy ones. And you do grow old! Those roses on your boobs might become hanging baskets by the time your 40 or 50!
I'm planing mine carefully and dating them throughout my life. My biggest is going to be when I'm at least 40. So no, I don't think they're a sin, but I do think you have to try and be responsible. A tattoo of hot pink brass knuckles on your shoulder isn't going to be as great down the road... hell, maybe even that cross will get outdated?
Piercing are another story. I like piercing because you can take them out, but beware of scaring!

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