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Old 24-08-2019, 10:39 AM   #11
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My other half has most of his back covered and some on his arms and legs. As they are not for everyone, and some people have very strong views against them he keeps them hidden at times. My mum detests them and would be horrified if she saw them, so she has never seen them, and won't.
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Don't listen to people who will say things like" it will look terrible when youre old and wrinkly".
Skin looks terrible when its old and wrinkly anyway! A tattoo wont make any difference.
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I've got two full sleeves, attitudes have definitely changed towards tattoos over the years, as has the standard of work/equipment/ink etc, in general they're not frowned upon like they once were.

I've got a lad in his 20's who works for me who's pretty covered including a full neck tat and a small anchor on his face, he's one of the loveliest softest spoken and helpful guys i've got and my customers love him, where maybe years ago they might have found him intimidating purely because he's tattooed.

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Old 18-09-2019, 09:22 PM   #14
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Don't listen to people who will say things like" it will look terrible when youre old and wrinkly".
Skin looks terrible when its old and wrinkly anyway! A tattoo wont make any difference.

That seriously made me chuckle.
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I have got them. They were a stupid idea I had in my 20s and I really wish I hadn't bothered. I keep them covered up. So for me it would be a no, but for others it might be a great idea.
My 27 yr old Son recently thanked me for stopping him from doing it when he was 18 - true thing.



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Not the best picture, so doesn't really do it justice, but I love the colours that were used.
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Personally, I like tattoos and have always secretly wanted one.
However, I do understand that unfortunately, there are people out there that (quite wrongly) are prejudiced towards those that have them.
Some of those people are in a position to ‘help or hinder’ an individual’s progress through life - and I didn’t want to be hindered, so I made a conscious decision to go without.
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Surely that's not a problem for you now, Mr Slug? - you're never too old!

EDIT - sorry, reading that back it sounds quite rude! I'm not suggesting you're old, just that from what I gather you're now retired so shouldn't be so worried about anyone 'hindering your progress through life'!

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Surely that's not a problem for you now, Mr Slug? - you're never too old!

EDIT - sorry, reading that back it sounds quite rude! I'm not suggesting you're old, just that from what I gather you're now retired so shouldn't be so worried about anyone 'hindering your progress through life'!
I wasn’t offended Dave, I have never regarded age as something to be sensitive or ashamed of. I guess I am a little ‘old fashioned’ in that I respect and admire folk that have a few years under their belt - not that I don’t admire youngsters, just that they by definition lack experience, and the wisdom that can come with age.

I certainly could have tattoos now, but probably wouldn’t.

Although I admire some older folk for their knowledge and wisdom, I certainly don’t find them ‘attractive’ in a physical sense - ‘Mutton dressed as lamb’ and ‘oldest Swinger in town’ are not something I’d aspire to - and, although in my 20’s, 30’s and even into my 40’s I’d be happy to strip my shirt off in public, These days, I’d save the public the trauma of witnessing my semi nakedness

Fit, healthy looking people, enjoying themselves on the beach - of any age or gender, tattooed or not, is a normal, welcome sight.
But, as I figure apart from that I’d have very few opportunities to show off, and enjoy my tattoos - I probably won’t bother to suffer the pain and expense of acquiring them at my age

I am glad attitudes are changing towards those with tattoos - it is not before time.
If my Son had tattoos done now, I wouldn’t object - he is old enough, and astute enough to have figured out for himself whether attitudes have matured - and I trust his judgment more than my own to make the right call.
I guess I felt a ‘duty’ to discourage him from doing something that was irreversible, until he had the maturity himself to make that call.
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My mother in law was hiring an exterior decorator to paint the woodwork on their house. This guy had come highly recommended by the interior decorator they use.
She commented to me and Mrs Simondo about how good he was supposed to be..but she wasn't quite because he had a lot of tattoos..and and some ear piercings....
Mrs Simondo pointed out that her brother also had tattoos and at one time had an ear piercing...
The look of "oh shit...I didn't realize I was so narrow minded" on the Mother in laws face was priceless.
She hired him and he did a cracking job...she remarked on how polite and we'll mannered he was..and she felt very "wrong" for judging him before he had had a chance.
To be fair to the mother in law, she is over 70, and was brought up very conservative, and she admitted her prejudice and had learnt from it.
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I like tats but then I've always loved all things rock. But I've never had one. I think to look good you have to have plenty of good ones and I could never personally justify the cost, I'm just too Yorkshire.
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