I'm not big on tattoos (I don't have any, as you might imagine), but I do rather like this one above.
When I was young it was quite common for those who'd done their National Service to return home with a Swallow, or a heart with a girl's name, or, if they'd been in the navy, an anchor, on their forearm; Popeye fashion.
It was usually the souvenir of a drunken night in some foreign port; probably later regretted.
The current 'fashion' for minor celebs (and those who idolise them) to cover themselves with acres of unidentifiable inkings, is to me horrific. Every time I see some poor girl with drawings all over her legs, arms, and chest, I see nothing but future regret.
What seems like a bit of harmless fun when you're 18, can easily become a nightmare when you're 25. I remember seeing a 'mature' woman on the beach in Ibiza who looked as if she was covered in bruises; on closer inspection (not too close) I realised that they were ancient tattoos that had grappled with time.
My two daughters have small tattoos on their ankles and they look great. Hate those all over the arm/body tattoos. Just plain ugly.ReplyDelete
Must be gross on saggy skin.
I just don't like them. If they are well hidden OK, but then there wouldn't be much point having them.Delete
It is nice to see that most of the athletes at the current World Athletics Championships in London do not have them.ReplyDelete
I'm sure it was just a crazy fashion that involved footballers and S American gangsters. Maybe people are now seeing the light.Delete
I love tatts. Some are real art and to each one his own. Some people shave their hair, some have beards, some wear kilts or black t shirts !. I really do not care.ReplyDelete
Somehow I just knew you would be a fan (even if you're not).Delete
I have no tatts , but some tatts are really nice. You published just one you like.Delete
They can be 'addictive'; one starts with a tiny one and then keeps adding.ReplyDelete
Greetings Maria x
When means that they really don't have much significance, as they used to. They seem to be used as decoration, which (mostly) they're not.Delete
And I don't like them either. xDelete
I've flirted with the idea of a small one in a secret place but husband was against it, so what was the point?ReplyDelete
Please give your husband my congratulations.Delete
I think the human race in all its colours, shapes and faces is enough without man trying to improve on perfection. Look what our meddling has done to the world.ReplyDelete
Personally I find that Tattoos make humans less attractive.Delete
Your post echoes my thought entirely. As a mature lady myself I know how the skin deteriorates with age and I dread to think how some of these women will look in later life.ReplyDelete
The woman in Ibiza was a classic case. I had to go close to see what had happened to her, only to discover blurred tatts.Delete
I wouldn't have one, I'd be horrified if my husband wanted one(or more) and actually I think that the one you show is pretty awful as well. But then I voted for Brexit, so you know what I'm like!ReplyDelete
The crucifix one above is possibly the worst I've ever seen. Whoever has it should have sued.Delete
National Service? Swallows on necks meant a prison term.ReplyDelete
They were usually just on forearms, and could only be seen when sleeves were rolled up.Delete
I hate them, and wouldn't have one. But to each his own, I guess.ReplyDelete
Not for me either.Delete
I do not like tattoos,especially on women.ReplyDelete
I agree. I'm amazed they find them attractive.Delete
To each their own, but I think it can hinder one's chance for gainful employment if the tats are many and visible especially on face and neck.ReplyDelete
Surely, facial and neck tattoos are designed to ensure no employment.Delete
While I do have a couple of discreet tattoos on my upper arms, the last place in your body to sag, and no regrets, I hate the way people with really nice bodies cover themselves with tattoos.ReplyDelete
It's a strange late 20th C phenomenon. Total body 'adornment'; it's almost as if people want to return to cave dwelling.Delete
I got my first tat last year, aged 45 - a rose about 8 inches long on my right upper arm. This was to commemorate my mother who had died ten years earlier, and her name was Rose.ReplyDelete
I also have 'Enjoy the silence' in script on the inside of my left lower arm - my favourite song by my favourite band, Depeche Mode.
However, like you I really dislike seeing women with big tattoos all over the place - especially on the chest.
To me, a beautiful woman with tattoos seems much the same as putting tacky "No Fear" stickers on a Ferrari.
Maybe a bit of a double standard but hey, we can't help how we feel about such things....
If one has genuine reasons for a tattoo, then it is a totally different matter. It's the copy-cat, mass inkings that amaze me. Some can be magnificent, but usually it's no more than expensive graffiti.Delete
I quit passing judgment. Our entire bodies grapple with time.ReplyDelete
Mine more than most. Is there an 'Adonis' tattoo?Delete