The trend in tattoos has been in full swing for some time now. And the topic of tattooed mamas (and tattooed ta-tas) has come up lately in the neighborhood of several blogs I frequent.
I’ve had a bug up my you-know-what over this for years. Can someone explain the appeal to me?
I don’t understand how a needle etching names and designs into our flesh has become part of popular culture over the past 20 years – accepted for teenagers as well as suburban moms and dads, with celebs of both genders leading the way.
I don’t get it
Didn’t this used to be the stuff of sailors and gang members? Did I miss something? Was it the time I spent in the blur of single parenting and juggling on my personal planet, Fred?
I know, I know. All the pop culture icons have been doing it – Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie, and a gazillion others. And apparently, a whole lot of you!
So tell me – why do women get tattoos? Skin is precious, and there are plenty of other surfaces to make art on!
I still don’t get it
We aren’t talking about a culture with a history in body art. And yes, I have women friends with a little butterfly or heart somewhere discreet. I have also known the occasional man with arm or shoulder tattoos. But not anyone I date, or would.
I admit – there was only one exception – a man I knew a few years back who exuded the most powerful male sexuality I’ve ever had the pleasure to be in a room with. He was a genuinely interesting guy, and had the most gorgeous physique I’ve ever seen, with or without those rippling arms covered in permanent embellishment.
But I would’ve found him even hunkier without the ink.
Tattoo art: Skin as canvas?
I’m all for personal freedoms, and if tats make you happy, why not? Still, I look at Angelina Jolie’s stunning body, and the tattoos – especially so many – creep me out.
So, I’m curious –
- Do you have tattoos? What does it do for you? Any regrets?
- How do you feel about a man with tattoos?
- What about a woman with tats? Do you find it hot, not, or a non-event?
- What if your teenager wanted a tattoo?
And by the way…
Stop by SingleMommyhood for the tattoo post!