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Would you date a girl with tatoos?

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turbo
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Jun12-08, 05:48 PM
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Of course, thats a matter of personal opinion.
If you saw this lady while she was delivering the mail, you'd be smitten and wonder how somebody so young got to be a permanent mail-carrier. If you spoke with her, you'd be charmed by her combination of ready humor and intelligence. If all that can be spoiled by a tattoo (once you finally saw it), I'd call that a sign of immaturity and insecurity. Maybe it's a cultural bias or some kind misguided generalization about women who get tattoos, but it is wrong.

I have a friend who has a tattoo and multiple ear-piercings and she is a veterinary assistant and one of the sweetest people you'd ever meet. Another sweet younger woman is an organic gardener with a floral tattoo on her ankle. These are responsible working women living in rural central Maine, and they are not cheap, promiscuous, or morally compromised. Maybe you're looking in the wrong places for women or are using your preconceptions to reject them without knowing them.
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If you saw this lady while she was delivering the mail, you'd be smitten and wonder how somebody so young got to be a permanent mail-carrier. If you spoke with her, you'd be charmed by her combination of ready humor and intelligence. If all that can be spoiled by a tattoo (once you finally saw it), I'd call that a sign of immaturity and insecurity. Maybe it's a cultural bias or some kind misguided generalization about women who get tattoos, but it is wrong.

I have a friend who has a tattoo and multiple ear-piercings and she is a veterinary assistant and one of the sweetest people you'd ever meet. Another sweet younger woman is an organic gardener with a floral tattoo on her ankle. These are responsible working women living in rural central Maine, and they are not cheap, promiscuous, or morally compromised. Maybe you're looking in the wrong places for women or are using your preconceptions to reject them without knowing them.
Im sure these are all very very nice ladies. But im not dating them. There is not misguided about it. Its called preference. I can also find equally nice and smart women that dont have tattoos on them.
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Jun12-08, 06:01 PM
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I'd prefer no tattoos, but as long as it is nothing too "ridiculous" then it'd probably be alright.
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Jun12-08, 06:16 PM
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Im sure these are all very very nice ladies. But im not dating them. There is not misguided about it. Its called preference. I can also find equally nice and smart women that dont have tattoos on them.
You recently called lower-back tattoos "tramp stamps" and that is an unfortunate characterization that demeans the women who have them, including my niece. A nice floral tattoo in a place that is normally covered during working hours, but can be seen when wearing more revealing clothing, bathing suits, etc, is not a sign that a women is a tramp. It is a sign that she has decided to get a body decoration, but in a place that is easily concealed under most circumstances.
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Jun12-08, 06:21 PM
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That is exactly the same as my opinion. But there is definitely a superstrong correlation between having tattoos and being unintelligent, so I would need sufficient evidence to the contrary before I dated someone with tattoos.
Really? I haven't seen it. I have seen a correlation between girls who have well thought out tattoos and intelligence though.

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You recently called lower-back tattoos "tramp stamps" and that is an unfortunate characterization that demeans the women who have them, including my niece. A nice floral tattoo in a place that is normally covered during working hours, but can be seen when wearing more revealing clothing, bathing suits, etc, is not a sign that a women is a tramp. It is a sign that she has decided to get a body decoration, but in a place that is easily concealed under most circumstances.
The thing is though, a large portion of women wear jeans and shirts so that a large portion of their back is revealed, so that the tattoo is always in plain view. I call them tramp stamps all the time, but I don't really mean anything by it. Everyone I know, including girls who have them, refer to them as tramp stamps. Although I do like the term *** antlers a bit more . I should add that my friends who have tramp stamps are not slutty and the tattoos are done in good taste.

EDIT: Haha I just remember when I saw a girl have a tramp stamp that said "BARBIE", in pink and purple. I call that a tramp stamp, I don't care who ya are.
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You recently called lower-back tattoos "tramp stamps" and that is an unfortunate characterization that demeans the women who have them, including my niece. A nice floral tattoo in a place that is normally covered during working hours, but can be seen when wearing more revealing clothing, bathing suits, etc, is not a sign that a women is a tramp. It is a sign that she has decided to get a body decoration, but in a place that is easily concealed under most circumstances.
No not really, if I saw her tattoo I wouldn't think that cause its floral, and artsy. Now, for example, my Gifted teacher's tramp stamp is definitely that, it's not artsy and it looks tacky, aslo it was way way lower than the "small of the back".
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Jun12-08, 07:42 PM
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You recently called lower-back tattoos "tramp stamps" and that is an unfortunate characterization that demeans the women who have them, including my niece. A nice floral tattoo in a place that is normally covered during working hours, but can be seen when wearing more revealing clothing, bathing suits, etc, is not a sign that a women is a tramp. It is a sign that she has decided to get a body decoration, but in a place that is easily concealed under most circumstances.
Well, of course not. I just hate them. Obviously there not really tramps. But thats what I think when I see one. OK, maybe not tramp. But I she def. goes down the scale in terms of being classy. Here's why. There is NOTHING that awesome, cool, or important that I can even begin to imagine that I have to get inked onto my skin. When I see people with tattoos, I say. What, is it really that cool to get a small lizzard on your foot? To have a good/bad angel wing on each side of your back? To get a design on your lower back?

That tells me a lot about a person. If they were from a village in africa and had a tribal tattoo, I'd say cool I understand. Its your culture.

When you have barbed wire around your bicept,...........yeah.....o-kayyyy....
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Jun12-08, 07:44 PM
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Anyone found with those are also considered "tramps", at least, in my generation.

Tramp stamp isn't some localized term.
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Jun12-08, 08:02 PM
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That tells me a lot about a person. If they were from a village in africa and had a tribal tattoo, I'd say cool I understand. Its your culture.

When you have barbed wire around your bicept,...........yeah.....o-kayyyy....
There aren't that many "t"s in bicep, Cy. I had a friend in college from Kenya who had tribal scarring on his forehead. It was ritual scarification, healed open with ash from a cow-dung fire. Bernie was a cool guy and I liked him a lot. His parents were officials in the government of Kenya, and some of his brothers had gotten back to the tribal ceremonies and some had not.

I have been riding Harleys for over 30 years, and have never felt the urge to get inked, but I never disrespect any of my friends who make that choice, nor their ladies. Getting inked is a personal decision. I have a close friend who is the best friend of the biggest inker in Pittsburgh, and his entire upper body is covered with with dragons, unicorns, Hindu demons, etc, etc. I love him without reserve, and I cannot possibly accept some gender-based standard that brands females with tattoos as inferior.
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Jun12-08, 08:06 PM
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There aren't that many "t"s in bicep, Cy. I had a friend in college from Kenya who had tribal scarring on his forehead. It was ritual scarification, healed open with ash from a cow-dung fire. Bernie was a cool guy and I liked him a lot. His parents were officials in the government of Kenya, and some of his brothers had gotten back to the tribal ceremonies and some had not.

I have been riding Harleys for over 30 years, and have never felt the urge to get inked, but I never disrespect any of my friends who make that choice, nor their ladies. Getting inked is a personal decision. I have a close friend who is the best friend of the biggest inker in Pittsburgh, and his entire upper body is covered with with dragons, unicorns, Hindu demons, etc, etc. I love him without reserve, and I cannot possibly accept some gender-based standard that brands females with tattoos as inferior.
I dont either. I know lots of very, very, very, nice people who have ink. I personally find it to be stupid though. Its like those goth kids with the ear spacers. Have you seen that lately? Its supposed to be like those african lip rings. You can fit a big magic marker through their ear lobes! These kids ARE dumb, and crying for attention. Look at me, I can stick three fingers through my ears! Ahhhh, so thats why its in one ear, out the other with you.



LADIES, HES SINGLE!!!
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Jun12-08, 08:11 PM
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I dated a girl with serious (but not terribly extensive or always-visible) body art once. We actually got along really well, had a lot of fun, and it ended amicably (we were young and not terribly serious). She was an engineering student, I was a natural sciences student, so we also could bond over problem sets and crazy stuff going on in labs.

Of course, it didn't hurt that she otherwise looked like Rogue from the X-Men comics (not the movie).
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Jun12-08, 08:22 PM
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Eww, Cy, that pic is kind of nasty, no offense to him, but EWWW, and no thanks!!! LOL
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I also dislike blonde women.
Oops, did I accidentally ban Cyrus?

The thing with tattoos is that a person getting one does so to send some sort of message, either in the theme of the tattoo or in just the process of getting one. Often the message is either immature rebellion or caving to peer pressure, at least that's how I see it. So, those ideas are inconsistent with my views in life, and that is a turn-off. As I said earlier, never say never. Some guy might convince me that his small tattoo has a really specific meaning, and then I might consider the message he's sending is more thoughtful than the people who get tattoos because they're the fad, and it wouldn't be so much of a turn-off. But, when someone has something like Chinese characters as tattoos and can't even remember what they mean, bleck, that tells me he's just stupid.
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Jun12-08, 09:19 PM
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I confirmed with my daughter, they are indeed called "tramp stamps" and are looked down on by her peers.

Hey, if someone wants to get one, that's up to them, but they have to realize that although it may be acceptable in their social circle, there is a negative stigma attached to them in the majority of society, it seems.
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Jun12-08, 09:25 PM
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I suppose I'd never know if these other hallmarks didn't go with them, but I frequently see that lower back tattoo on young women who also wear really low rise pants and tops that don't even come close to meeting the waistline of their pants. So I've been treated to a really good, frequent look at their tattoo, and generally their underwear as well, because that sticks up and/or shows every time they move or bend also.

It's a bit much, in my estimation. Now, when I was younger, I was prone to some pretty interesting fashion choices, but none of them included permanently marking my body.

I'm not a fan of tattoos on men or women.
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Jun12-08, 09:32 PM
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I confirmed with my daughter, they are indeed called "tramp stamps" and are looked down on by her peers.
It seems to me that the issue with tattooing (whether you get it or not) has to do with conformity. And to fit in one way or another because of what other people will think of you.
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Jun12-08, 09:56 PM
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It seems to me that the issue with tattooing (whether you get it or not) has to do with conformity. And to fit in one way or another because of what other people will think of you.
Tatooing your body in order to "conform" or "fit in" is a sign of low self esteem. If you do it because you like it, that's different, although it is a way of calling unnecessary attention to yourself which means there is some issue there. Even if it is somewhere that can't be seen in public, you probably put it there to "impress" or "shock" people on a more intimate level.
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Jun12-08, 10:27 PM
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If you will not date an intelligent, funny, sweet, and attractive female simply because she has a low profile tattoo, then you might not like girls in general. Also, would you make her wear certain clothes in public as well to enhance your image together. The whole idea seams entirely superficial.


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