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You can't be serious. And you make yourself sound like a fool. Tattoos have nothing to do with class, the person and only a individual decides whether they have class. i don't have any tattoos but I can appreciate some good art work.
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Tattoos are in no way a trend or a fad and that comment doesn't make much sense.
Tattoos are becoming more accepted in the workplace. As long as you don't have thug life tattooed on your neck or hands your good.
I see why people are torn on the dumb tattoos because there are a lot of them. A good tattoo is like a good piece of art, always shows a form of expression and always had a good story to go with it.
To those who think tattoos are classless that's the craziest statement and I'm sure there are a lot of vets that would disagree as well.
This post was edited by UKallDay707 16 months ago
Im in the Design field. Have no tattoo,s. Tattoo artistry has advanced by leaps and bounds in the last 50 yrs. Not a fad. Has history to prehistoric times. Acceptance driven by high level of artistry and college/pro sports. Also females are driving acceptance. My favs are Amazon Indians and some U.S. high chroma designs. Because of the backward element( not all) in the Corporate world some caution is advised as to placement and theme if you intend to go in that direction. Not a problem in many occupations. Suggest to my grandkids, if asked, to seek the highest level of artistry you can afford. Be sober when you pick your design. Sleep on it. Do it.
P.S. The popularity of Tattoo's is kinda like Harley MC's. Originally it was a working class thing but now its anybody. Same with tattoo's .
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by olref129665 16 months ago
I have tat's but they are above the elbow. I am convinced they can hurt you corporately
I dream of a day when chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
I appreciate the civility you express as well.
Let me suggest a few more observations though....
1) The fact that you admit that you carefully planned the placement of tattoos so as not to be visible at work shows at least some minimal admission that they might not be a good idea in some way.
2) Normally, if you spend a good bit of cash on something, you don't mind showing it off. "Hey, check out my new flat screen/car/furniture/etc./etc." People who get tattoos but then say they will be hidden in most circumstances fall under the category above.
I have seen 2 tattoos in my lifetime that I thought were cool. Being a history buff, I was at an air show looking at WW2 planes and struck up a conversation with a vet. He had a "V for victory,? with a ---... morse code "V" below it. He said he and a buddy got drunk and got them near London a week before D-day...because they never expected to live anyway.
The other was an old vet up near Alliance who had been a Air Corps sgt. and drill instructor....he had 1940's pin up girls like you would see on nose art on a bomber...4 of them...1 on each forearm and 1 on each upper arm/bicep. They were wrinkled, but still cool in a way.
Otherwise......if anyone is interested in learning more about how things like this affect your life and how others perceive you, I would recommend "A Framework for Understanding Poverty" by Ruby Payne....which explains differences between social classes that you might not have thought about. It's one book I would highly recommend.
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.... Dumbass is dumb. I have had great chats with Generals, interviews with Ceo's, COO's, etc and my military tat's seem to gander respect among them so you are just judgmental and dumb.
Tattoo Turbo-Lag = somebody who is late or last to recognize the artistry in tattoo's. IMO
I give blood every 8 weeks and continue to get ink. The rule is if you are in a licensed facility you can give. I am o neg and know that peeps need me, my tats doesn't stop me from helping and I am approaching 3 gallons
I don't know what people see in tattoos. Art I suppose but you can see art at museums or on tv or the internet. To put it on your body seems like you need something extra to fit in or be pretty or whatever. That said, I don't care if everyone in the world gets one. Just doesn't do anything for me one way or the other.
This what im saying, I work in an aluminum factory, so I dont rub elbows with important people to often but when I do they always ask about my tats and respect what they stand for
Lord let my aim be true and my hand faster than those who seek to destroy me.If today is my day,let me die in a pile of brass
Lots of reasons for tats my man. Some just like the way they look, some do it for art, some do it for remembrance. Beauty of them is their personal significance.
I couldn't agree more...I'm 66 and have a anchor on one forearm and a dragon on the other. Both looked pretty cool in 1965...but look like hell in 2012. Wish I never got them. By the way, I was in the Navy for 4 years (hence the anchor) then bounced around in civilian life for a number of year before going back into the Army. I ended up retiring from the Army. After retirement I got a GS-11 job with DoD and retired again...apparently my tattoos didn't make much difference with my employment.
Can't end a post without saying "GO BUCKS"!!
I can't believe how worked up some posters are getting (especially the OP, who asked for differing views-- you got them, so why are you angry?) I have plenty of friends with tats. I have family with tats. My wife has a tat. However, I know for a fact they're not for me. They're just too permanent. IMO, if you want to represent your beliefs, passions, and values, then talk about them. Wear a shirt, a baseball cap, whatever. Write a blog. Beliefs, passions, and values change. I had a buddy who idolized the Ohio University Marching 110. He got a diamond Ohio on his wrist. Then he attended OU-- for two weeks. He then dropped out. He no longer cares about the marching 110 or even Ohio University in general. My kid brother got his initials inked into his wrist. Just about everyone who sees his tat asks if he's afraid he's going to forget his name or something. My wife's parents are southern baptist. She's scared to this day of her dad finding out she got a tattoo (she's 30, BTW.) All of these situations are more than enough evidence for myself that I don't need any tattoos. Like another poster suggested earlier, if you're recommending making them concealable, then to a certain extent you're acknowledging they're not a great idea. That's not to say I don't appreciate art or peoples' passions. However, I think making it a permanent stain on your body isn't the smartest thing to do. Feel free to call me an ignorant or shallow moron for thinking that if my differing opinion offends you that much. Frankly, I couldn't care less.
Thank you for your civility as well. If I could clarify though, I did not carefully plan out where to get them because I thought they were a bad idea, what I realized is that some in the professional arena ( whatever field that may be) would hold it against me. What I said was that I choose to wear long sleeves as a professional courtesy. As for your second point, I do show hem off every chance I get to friends and family and those in my workplace who I know are appreciative of good artwork and the story behind it. I have 3 kids and a great wife, and they are all for them. I am in no way ashamed of that or will I ever feel as though I made a mistake in getting them. Every time my kids see he tattoo I got for them, I see their face light up. A long drawn out response and my apologies for rambling. Again understand where you are coming from just flat out disagree. It's what makes our Country great! Go Bucks!
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