I was reading something over at Lorna’s place that had me nodding my head in agreement. Now Lorna and I are poles apart on many things pertaining to faith issues, so it’s nice when we can agree, on anything really. LOL! And what is it that we agree on?
Tattoos. (though joking aside, we do agree on other things)
When I was a teenager, before tattoos and nose piercings became popular – yes, there was a time when you could look a shop assistant in the eye and not be sidetracked by the chunk of ear or eyebrow that had been skewered, hole punched, filled with fiendish pieces of metal – I vowed that when I left home I would have both.
I thought it would be a testament to how I perceived myself as being a bit odd anyway and different from the other teens I knew…. yes, there was also the sense of wanting to be thoroughly offensive and attention seeking too!
The thing is, when I did leave home and was of an age to express myself through making such choices, lots of other people had already started having piercings and tats and that’s when I chose to opt to be different by not doing what everyone else had then started to do.
I am so pleased, nowadays, that I didn’t have anything like that done. Some tattoos can be beautifuly artistic, but for the most part, I find them vulgar, offensive or inane ( I love
Shirley, Sharon, Sheena, Samantha….must date someone whose name begins with an ‘S’…..).
I tend to dislike them on women far more than on men too. Probably because I have liked a few too many men who are rough aound the edges and have decorated skin themselves!
My Dad was in the Navy in the 60’s and almost all the navy lads had tattoo’s in those days, but now, the large tattoed mermaid on his arm looks a bit saggy and baggy and she just doesn’t do her sexy wiggle dance any more! Sorry Dad!
My dad also has a huge eagle tattood across his chest and when I was about 5 or 6 I apparantly told someone that I liked to sit on my daddy’s knee and pull the hairs out of his ‘pigeon’… said nowadays, a kid could be whisked off to social services for making such a statement…