I never understood all this drawings on the body ..fashion comes and go but this stay forever…need some serious thinking before..and i am not saying it’s not nice…i can understand when it’s cultural like in the Marquise island..but..
Respectfully, It’s sad how closeminded you, Diane, seem to me , when all the other person said was that they don’t understand fashion tats. To me that seems open minded, not hateful. it’s called constructive criticism.
Btw, I don’t care for body tats. At all. But i know and care about plenty of people (friends, family) who have them. So, am I close minded too?
Fashions come and fashions go. This one is too universal and too permanent for anyone who wants to be cool. Dreary, blotchy, blurry drawings you wouldn’t want on your wall are everywhere, on the young, on sagging flesh, on toothless addicts hanging out at the gas station. Depressing!
Really well put, Yael. I have to agree with you. These women are lovely, but having tattoos just doesn’t make sense to me either unless it’s part of someone’s cultural/religious heritage.
XO, Janea http://theSTYLetti.com
Tattoos are dreadful. Its not cultural, its fashion on a whim. I wonder does the girl on the right know that the expression written on her chest along with the flowers and diamond like heart is a british war propaganda slogan dating from the blitz. Probably not. Along with the pentagon on her neck this is simply body graffiti at its worst. When we age its not only our memories that fade but tattoos as well.
You donÂ´t know her whole story either so donÂ´t judge before you jump to her defense. Its a fact that people will form an opinion of who you are within the first few seconds of meeting you. As to the slogan, I have many personal feelings and memories but I donÂ´t choose to plaster them on my body for all to read. I never said she was dumb but once again you choose to draw a snap decision based on a comment. If you put it out there people are going to make their own minds up. I made my mind up years ago…Tattoos are body graffiti..and 99% of the people out there are not Banksy.
Horrible. Show me a good one and I may be persuaded otherwise.
Why be so angry about what another person chooses to do with their own body? These closed-minded ideas seem so utterly against all that fashion stands for. No one is forcing you to get a tattoo of your own, or wear your hair a certain way, etc etc, so why not be thankful for the freedoms of individuality that allow for all kinds of aesthetics? You can dislike something without being a jerk about it.
I have a tiny finger tattoo that is totally relevant to me. My three children are quite heavily tattooed. However, I do not personally like these large tattoos but, I say, good for them – they are doing what they want to do are not asking for and I am sure do not feel the need for ‘approval’ from anyone.
Looks good when your young and cool. When your getting old tats fade and wrinkly skin not so nice. Also fashions change and young skin is so beautiful, without tats. When you are young you never see yourself getting old and then there are regrets.
I started getting my sleeve tattoo when I was 52.It is now almost completed. I did it for reasons that are personal to me, I don’t mind if people do or do not like them. I don’t think age has anything to do with it and I know I for one,will not regret them no matter how old I get.I always apply a high factor sun screen which helps them not to fade.
To each his own…
I think getting more ink at an older age has the advantage of the ink being relatively fresh into old age. I’m 47, I’m planning on getting more tattoos soon, I haven’t gotten a new one in 16 years, and the age thing is a big reason why I’m going bigger this time around. My 20 year old tattoo needs some touching up, but still looks decent, so I figure my new tattoos will look OK into my late 60s.
For people (men and women) in their 20s getting very large, dark tattoos in very visible areas, I worry for them about how those pieces will look in 40 years. 20 years is one thing, but tattoos will inevitably fade quite a bit and the lines blend into each other in 40 years. It’s none of my business, of course, and the fact that many people have them will normalize the phenomenon of large, faded tattoos. Hell, it might even look kind of cool and people with style can pull off almost anything.
Body art, whatever the form, for most people is a personal representation of something they have gone through, often a difficulty that has been overcome or some sort of personal struggle. We wear our hearts on our ‘sleeves’ … literally
Wow – such criticism of women on this blog. I can’t recall when the men featured here received such negative feedback. It just goes to show that it’s culturally OK to bash women. There are men on this blog who have tattoos too, but no one comments on them like this ^.
Well said, kittycatbob! Though I personally dislike tattoos I have to agree that inked men on this site get off very lightly. It seems that women still have a duty to be pretty at all times, and never stray from appreciating their beauty, youth, skin, hair, etc. the way others want them to. We can never see ourselves as others see us and youth is wasted on the young!
I have a few well placed tattoos, last one I got was 16 years ago. I still love them. That said, the trend these days is to get quite a lot of them and/or very large pieces in very visible places. I think many young people doing so may wish they had been more conservative in their ink 30 years hence. But many will not feel that way. These ladies here look great, in my opinion. I think the large bird on the back of the lady on the left will look like a giant blue blob in 30 years, but hey, she’ll get a good 20 years of it looking good, and that may be worth it for her.
Even when the image or pattern is beautiful, I just don’t like how they look on anyone (male or female, historically or otherwise). That’s just a personal preference, not a judgment. And after reading the thoughtful comments here, I’m going to be thinking about why I feel that way.
I think its more fashionable to have no tatoos. It looks like everone has them and there all on display.
I’m okay with tatoos, you do whatever you want with yuur body.
Its just a fashion thing.
The tramstamps, in fashion 10 years ago, are being covered up now by whole backside tatoos. All the tribal ones are being covered up….I’m okay with that but it makes me wonder what the next thing is tattoo is gonna be.