Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tattoos


     The other day I came across a picture of Rihanna in Thailand. She looked beautiful as she usually does. When skimming the comments I came across one that said (and I’m paraphrasing) She’d be prettier without the tattoos. That got me to thinking of a conversation I had with a friend a few weeks ago. They were saying they liked tattoos in small doses. They didn’t too much care for the full-blown tatted from head to toe look.



     I’d like to know, when it comes to tattoos, how many is too many and is there such thing as TOO many? I personally LOVE tattoos. I’ve got 5 of them and want a helluva lot more! Each of mine has a significant personal meaning and symbolizes something I was dealing with at a point in my life. On the flip side, I think a man with tattoos is sexy as hell. The more/bigger the better. Would I still love my husband if he didn’t have any tattoos? I sure would but each one was a conversation piece that caught my interest.



     How is it in 2013 people are still looking down at others that adorn themselves with body art? Because Rihanna or any other woman choses to mark her body does it really make her any less attractive? If she were fully clothed and never showed her tattoos the person that left that comment would then think she was beautiful. Right?

     When I look at someone’s tattoos I see them as an accessory just as I would a necklace. I definitely don’t think, damn that girl just devalued herself with that cross tattoo on her arm. What the hell do I care? I feel the same people that are against tattoos are the same ones I see leaving mean comments about women that wear make up.



     It doesn’t just stop at women and tattoos thou. So it’s for sure NOT a double standard. I just think society was just getting used to men and their tats then along came girl power and now we've got just as many as the guys do.




     Tattoos have been around for thousands of years. Some of the first people to have adorned their bodies were the Ancient Egyptians. Reasoning for tattoos are the same now as back then. For religious beliefs, a testimony of love and faith, status and beauty, but most of all for personal reasons.

     Do I think some people take it too far? Not in the day and age we live in. There are people that make a living and are known only because of their tattoos. Look at the guy who made it to the Guinness Book of World Records and looks like a cat! Let’s not forget about Kat Von D and all her tatted glory. Would we know who she was if it wasn’t for her skills being hyped up by reality TV? Not unless she’s got another skill as bad ass as being able to tattoo a portrait of someone’s loved one practically any where on their body.



     My point is this…. Tattoos or not people are still beautiful. Body art makes you who you are. Each carefully drawn tattoo tells a story about the person it’s on.


What I can’t explain is this…






4 comments:

  1. nice post!! follow each other on GFC? :)

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  2. I love this post! Enough is up to individual I have five and plan on more. As long as the wearer is happy rest is not valid.

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    1. Exactly! I look at tattoos as art. I've got 5 as well and plan on a lot more lol

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