Tattoos

I’m really keen to hear from you guys on this topic.

I don’t have any tattoo’s and I can’t see myself ever getting one.  I’m not completely anti-tattoo, these days a lot of friends have tattoos but I don’t get it.

Growing up, people with tattoos were old bikers or Vietnam vets, remember the ‘Love/Hate’ tattoos on people knuckles?  A really good Aussie chick friend of mine who is a bit older than me, she was the first chick I knew to have a tramp stamp, she had 7 butterfly tattoos and it used to be her pickup line when someone commented on one of her tattoos that she had 6 more if the guy would like to try and find them.  Hahaha.

I saw this chick a year or more ago, she is now mid to late 40’s, still looks great but doesn’t have the body of a 20yo anymore and she hates her tattoos and explained how expensive it is to remove them.

Another point is that adult models without tattoos get paid more.  That is a market driven thing.  I know I’ve had speedo model applicants on my site SwimmerBoyz.com who I’ve not worked with because of a bunch of horrible tattoos.

Check out this guy in the first photo, absolutely smokin’, what an amazing package and the tattoo on his stomach isn’t offensive but I wonder if it will look like that when he is in his 40’s, 50’s or beyond?  I know some super hot guys in that age range but pulling off an 8 pack is pretty rare.

I’d really like to hear your thoughts guys.

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Dr. Phil said,  

I only have one at the moment (that I got in early Jan. of 1998), but would like to get more. It’s on my upper right arm/shoulder, and is about the size of a patch that one might put on a jacket in that spot.

I think arm tattoos, and some leg tattoos, are pretty safe bets as far as being things that won’t go bad with time. Torsos, though, can be another story…

That having been said, I would, one day, like to get my whole back done with a particular design I’ve had in mind for the last few years. It would probably take 60+ hours, and would cost in the multiple thousands of dollars, but one day…one can dream, right? 😉

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Diveguy said,  

I agree with all of your thoughts about the tats. Back when they started going “mainstream” maybe 20 or 25 years ago, I would be shocked to see very pretty young women showing visible tattoos. Two decades later, they are so common that it’s not shocking anymore, and I am numb to them, like visual novacaine, because they’re everywhere. There was a time when I felt I wouldn’t date a girl with tats, now I’m more accepting of it if she’s not covered in them. A tramp stamp, or maybe a little thing on an arm or thigh wouldn’t bother me but I still prefer no tattoos. The human body is so beautiful, I think the ink is just a distraction. It’s not uncommon to see guys with ink all over their arms. I used to be very uncomfortable around guys like that but now you have to not just make snap decisions because, I say again, it’s so mainstream, more often than not, it’s just a regular guy. Would I hire a guy with ink all over his arms? In the business I’m in, I’d have to think twice about it, but arms can always be covered up in long sleeves. The guys I won’t associate with now are the ones that have tats all over their necks, faces, and foreheads. And their shaved head scalps. Where I live, those are gang bangers.

And yes, there’s no going back on that decision once you get all tatted up and maybe you think they’re cool now but who the hell knows how you’ll feel a few decades from now, and I think that story you told about your 40s-something lady friend is very telling. Two things I always muse about when it comes to tattoos are:

1 – what will it be like when today’s tatted up generation are all in retirement homes and assisted living facilities and what will it look like to see a bunch of old grey hairs with lots of faded ink.

2 – Will the offspring of the current generation(s) of tatted up folks eventually start rebelling against their parents and grandparents by deciding not to get all inked up? It will be interesting to see how it goes.

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Ben said,  

Tatoos are fine for me as long as they’re on an arm or leg. But anything on a stomach or butt is too ott. A friend of mine from school said when he got a tatoo he couldn’t stopped getting them, which is pretty weird kinda like a collectible card craze but on your body.

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Hungspeedoboi said,  

Tattoos are like bumper stickers. Nothing wrong with putting them on an old bomb, but not something I would put on a ferrari 😛
When I see people with tatt’s it just shorts, “I don’t respect myself” to me. But I guess each to their own 😛

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