What are some of these young kids thinking?

Okay, I admit it I'm OLD!  And possibly way out of touch on what's in vogue anymore but somehow I wonder about the sanity of putting a permanent tattoo on your body when it's not going anywhere and will be there as you age in the years to come.   Now some of those who get the tattoos will keep their youthful appearance into their later years but most won't and as the years and gravities, effects become more and more apparent and pronounced many of those tattoos won't be as attractive or desired as they once were.

I know that many consider the tattoo a beautiful thing and many like it and maybe I just came along at a time when it wasn't desirable but I just can't help but think and wonder if these young people are thinking these things through or just reacting in the moment?  I know human nature is to desire change and thus we grow tired of a car within a few years and desire a new one or grow tired of a certain style of clothes and have changes of opinions as to what is in and what looks good.  A tattoo is permanent and once there isn't going away too easily.  Maybe they will still like them in the years to come but I'm just wondering if tattoos are exempt from the rules of changing desires then just what is it about them that makes them exempt?  

Maybe I just need more to keep myself occupied with for it's each to their own right what they do with their body but maybe I'm just in a minority that doesn't find it as attractive.

Be as the Bereans ( Acts 17:11 )
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Tattoos are / should be very personal to the wearer. The people I know who have them, use them to commemorate or remember events in their lives... death of someone very close, birth of a child, a memorable milestone in life... I understand their reasoning. I've also seen 22 year old young ladies with over a dozen tattoos and most would say they just liked the artwork. I guess it takes all kinds of people to make the world go round. To each his/her own.

gbrk posted:

Okay, I admit it I'm OLD!  And possibly way out of touch on what's in vogue anymore but somehow I wonder about the sanity of putting a permanent tattoo on your body when it's not going anywhere and will be there as you age in the years to come.   Now some of those who get the tattoos will keep their youthful appearance into their later years but most won't and as the years and gravities, effects become more and more apparent and pronounced many of those tattoos won't be as attractive or desired as they once were.

I know that many consider the tattoo a beautiful thing and many like it and maybe I just came along at a time when it wasn't desirable but I just can't help but think and wonder if these young people are thinking these things through or just reacting in the moment?  I know human nature is to desire change and thus we grow tired of a car within a few years and desire a new one or grow tired of a certain style of clothes and have changes of opinions as to what is in and what looks good.  A tattoo is permanent and once there isn't going away too easily.  Maybe they will still like them in the years to come but I'm just wondering if tattoos are exempt from the rules of changing desires then just what is it about them that makes them exempt?  

Maybe I just need more to keep myself occupied with for it's each to their own right what they do with their body but maybe I'm just in a minority that doesn't find it as attractive.

They have turned into freak shows. 

I remember an old WWII navy vet.  He said he had a tattoo of his battleship on his chest, when young. At thirty, it looked like a heavy cruiser. At fifty, it looked like a light cruiser. At 65, it looked like a destroyer.  He was afraid that when he died, the undertaker would ask why he had a canoe tattooed on his chest.

However, if I could convince the tall blond on the right to get my initials as a monogram tattooed on her left rear cheek...!

 

direstraits posted:

I remember an old WWII navy vet.  He said he had a tattoo of his battleship on his chest, when young. At thirty, it looked like a heavy cruiser. At fifty, it looked like a light cruiser. At 65, it looked like a destroyer.  He was afraid that when he died, the undertaker would ask why he had a canoe tattooed on his chest.

However, if I could convince the tall blond on the right to get my initials as a monogram tattooed on her left rear cheek...!

 

I'm sure she would if the money was right.

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