No Tribe

I'm 40 years old, and I still have people imposing their tattoo fetish on me. "When are you getting tatts dude?!" I'm all for self-expression, but I shouldn't have to have this conversation at this stage of my life, leave me alone. Keep your fetish to yourself.

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Anonymous

Dec 14, 2021 at 6:43pm

Fetish? Tattoos are the accessory of the moment. A fetish would be interesting, there's no longer anything interesting about tattoos.

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Now its becoming known

Dec 14, 2021 at 7:10pm

that many of those tats have dangerous level of heavy metal poisons in the ink.

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Hmm, how strange...

Dec 14, 2021 at 7:36pm

I'm genuinely curious about why they would want you to get a tattoo, or why that's even an expectation.

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Totally agree

Dec 14, 2021 at 7:43pm

I personally don't see the interest in tattoos. I don't find them attractive, especially ones that cover large areas. Purple and green like bruises covering beautiful skin. It feels like people are drawn to following the latest trends to be in style. I don't share my opinion or force it on anyone though.

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Tattooed Greek Prince

Dec 14, 2021 at 8:07pm

Tattoos were originally used as punishment, and to identify undesirables. Historically they also used dangerous inks (cinnabar). Why would anyone want to be more traceable?

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Trust no one

Dec 14, 2021 at 9:00pm

People have asked me the same thing many times and I just simply say no. Thanks but no thanks.

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Agreed

Dec 14, 2021 at 11:14pm

I'm 38 (f) and have none. Everyone else I know seems to have them, so now I'm the most unique of the bunch!
One of my friends was even denied an MRI because of her tattoos since the ink can have metal and the mri magnets can shift it into organs or something.
I just buy fine jewelry. It costs the same but holds value and I can leave it to my niece after I die! Tattoos never appealed to me.

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Peter pan syndrome

Dec 14, 2021 at 11:40pm

I don't think it's uncommon to meet people in Vancouver who are suffering from arrested development and would think such things are important into their 40s. The city has a stunted quality to it and it can't become a city of substance, appearances seem most paramount much of the time.

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Con Artists

Dec 15, 2021 at 1:43am

A marking/tattoo is no different than putting pronouns on your social media account. Just a signal to the others that we’re great and everyone else is made of hate.

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Balloon

Dec 15, 2021 at 1:54am

If you are EVER thinking of a tattoo, draw it on an inflated balloon and then deflate it. THAT is what you'll look like in 30 years.

You're welcome.

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