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 lonegoat
Joined: 7/26/2010
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For me it depends on the amount and the art. I have been seeing more and more profiles of seemingly nice women, who unfortunately look like they did hard time in a Russian prison. If you have so many tats you look fully clothed nude... i'll pass. Though that's just my opinion.
 mateo45
Joined: 1/17/2008
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Posted: 12/26/2011 8:27:44 AM
To the original poster. I spend quite a bit of time in Sacramento and I notice with amazement how much more popular tattoos are there than even in the neighboring SF. I think it's just part of the local trashy culture. On the good note- not every woman in Sac is covered with tattoos, but the ones who are not might not be going out to the local clubs/bars which are.... trashy. Somewhat of a catch 22 I guess.

Agreed re: tats and "different areas", which also probably helps explain the different attitudes about 'em in general, as it's basically a matter of "cultures" and "class", much as we try to pretend that doesn't exist here. Which is why tattoos are just a lot more common and "acceptable" among a certain "group", which we also generally identify with Harleys, guns, C/W music, Nascar, Walmart, Fundamentalism, "trailers", Bakersfield, anything "fried", and various other "cultural preferences". While the acceptability of tats among typically more affluent, educated and otherwise more "professional" folks and areas, is usually not so much.

BTW, also agreed, that it's the height of narcissism & self-absorption to assume that just because someone's tat has "emotional significance" (to them), that anyone else should also give a rat's patootie about it, let alone wanna see it "displayed"! Although on the other hand, perhaps it's good that certain kinds of folks have chosen to "self-identify" themselves!

So IMHO, a tat may be fine on my mechanic, but the last thing I wanna see on my doctor or surgeon is a frickin' tattoo! OK, now cue all the comments, "but, but... my vet, nurse, chiropractor (aka, "doctor"!), nobel laureate, PhD, pulitzer prize-winning, multi-millionaire, celebrity, ex-husband, etc. has a tattoo...!" Yeah, that maybe so, but I'm betting he/she also digs Harleys, guns, C/W music, Nascar, etc. too!!

 frijolera_ninja
Joined: 4/11/2011
Msg: 243
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Posted: 12/27/2011 6:51:32 PM
Gosh I feel undertattooed now I like harleys, guns and walmart!
 mateo45
Joined: 1/17/2008
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Posted: 12/28/2011 1:30:42 AM
Well coincidentally, it seems like the sorta folks who are attracted to all that stuff, also usually have lots (and LOTS) of, um, "canvas" to display 'em on! ;-p
 ponygt
Joined: 12/26/2011
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Posted: 1/2/2012 1:05:50 PM

I think it depends on the woman. Some are tasteless and over done and on others its gorgeous and sexy. .


I totally agree. I personally like a woman with tattoo's, but if they are tasteless or in a place that is YUCK...then no thanks.

IMO, a nice tat and placement is very sensual.
 fishpizza
Joined: 11/6/2011
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Posted: 1/3/2012 12:07:05 PM
funny story:
my ex had a drinking problem, and her current bf let her know that he wasnt interested in staying with her if she was just going to be wasted all the time. so on her birthday a couple months ago she decided to get a tattoo of the alcoholics anonymous (serenity) prayer on her right wrist to "prove" that she was serious about quitting being a drunk, after all she hadn't had a drink in almost two days at that point. well the sobriety lasted about another two days and now she holds her drinks with the same hand shes got the AA tattoo on!
-this actually kinda reminds me of the guy with the "straightedge" tattoo bumming a cigarette off me.
 frijolera_ninja
Joined: 4/11/2011
Msg: 249
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Posted: 1/3/2012 11:05:23 PM
I hope hope hope it doesn't say MOM!
 mateo45
Joined: 1/17/2008
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Posted: 1/5/2012 9:04:25 AM
But, but.... "The best kind of Sneetches are Sneetches without!”

Of course he was also quoted as saying, "In my world, everyone's a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!" ;-p
 LukeMM23
Joined: 4/2/2006
Msg: 258
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Posted: 2/25/2013 12:46:33 PM
"This may sound cliche' but the female body is a work of art in and of itself. Why would anyone defile their body with 'artwork' .. (he says as he disgustedly rolls his eyes). This is akin to drawing a mustache on the Mona Lisa. If you like the artwork so much have it put on canvas and frame it then hang it on the wall."

THANK YOU. That's exactly how I feel.

I mean, why do we not want our kids to get tatts? Why aren't they doing that more often? What's stopping them, seriously?

Aren't we supposed to be teaching our kids to love and respect their bodies as priceless art? Why are they trying to teach kids that their bodies aren't good enough without some superficial, unrealistic and somewhat ugly crap, permanently embedded in their skin?? I just don't think they care enough.

If you really care, you might look like a control as**ole. But, that's the point. You have to get through to them somehow, how much you value them and maybe, one day, they'll learn to value themselves just as much, without your help.

I think we should stop insisting that kids wash up too. I mean, why not? It's a choice to live, clean or unclean, especially when you reach adulthood.

No, the truth is... a parent should never stop insisting that their son or daughter (old or young) keep up their hygiene. If your adult child is trying to kill themselves, you don't just stand there, watching, shaking your head in disbelief. Do you? It's the same goddamn premise.

I really can't wait for the day when a new mom sees her tattoo-less baby and says, "You're ugly now. But, just wait until we get you a tattoo." That will be a sure-fire sign that society is going down.
 LukeMM23
Joined: 4/2/2006
Msg: 259
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Posted: 2/25/2013 12:52:41 PM
"I don't have any tattoos but I'm constantly asked where they are? People think because I have black hair and I nose stud I have tattoos too! I think they are attractive sometimes but could never pick anything I'd want on my body forever or that would match everything I want to wear! hahaha"

Nose stud and all, you are a ray of sunshine. At least, there is some hope for guys who don't want a tattoo-loving girlfriend. Thank you.

I mean, why can't these people wait for the time when they find a way to make the ink possible to put in and easily take out, without scarring, without a lot of money. It's bound to happen, sooner or later. To where the recipient is actually wearing a tattoo, rather than having their body permanently modified by ink. You know what I mean?
 LukeMM23
Joined: 4/2/2006
Msg: 260
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Posted: 2/25/2013 1:02:01 PM
Did you ever stop to think that by taking away our choice to love you for all that you say and do for us, because you are so goddamn proud of one or two permanent pieces of art embedded in your skin, you're limiting yourself to how much people will love you??

Love is about pride. Love is about companionship, understanding, respect. Love is about sacrificing something you love for another person. If you really think this one piece of art makes you who are, for the rest of your life, you're pretty shallow. Just like all of those girls getting implants back in the day. Men grew to hate fake breasts for a reason. They're fake. Those tattoos weren't there when you came into this world. How can they define you so much? How can you close yourself off so much, due to what is essentially decorations on a school binder?? Only these decorations are permanent, only removed by laser, creating a permanent scar, a permanent reminder that you messed up.

Personally, I'm starting to love the idea of women who are more natural. Not living so unnaturally that some fake crap, like piercings or tatts or even shaved hair defines who they are. That kind security and confidence should come from inside of that person.
 LukeMM23
Joined: 4/2/2006
Msg: 261
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Posted: 2/25/2013 1:06:24 PM
"To get back to the original post topic. I have 8 tattoos (will be getting more) am darn proud of everyone of them. They each have a significant meaning to them. "

Yeah. They mean something to YOU. They may never mean anything to us. Even if you try to explain their meaning.

But, what's ironic is that most tattoo-loving girls I've met get offended when you ask them to explain why that tattoo is so important to them.

So, once again, you can't win. That's my biggest pet peeve about this crap. If more women had better laid-back attitudes about these tattoos, which means so much to them, I might not object to them so much.

But, as usual, the attitude of someone is actually what makes us think they're ugly. Confidence and security in oneself is always going to be more attractive than any superficial artwork you brand yourself with.
 BabblingBrookes
Joined: 2/14/2013
Msg: 262
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Posted: 2/25/2013 2:12:47 PM
I plan on getting a tattoo that is personally significant to me when I turn 40. I think tattoos are beautiful when done well. Besides, it's a great way to identify your body if someone chops off your head...I know, I watch too many crime shows.

Joking aside, we can't help what we find attractive/unattractive on a person. Given that I'm presently tattoo-free, I'm open to discussing my decision with my mate if I have one when I turn 40. I'd want the same respect from him if he decided to grow out a beard since that's something I find extremely unattractive on a man. I'm open to compromise, but I can't see myself with a guy that absolutely loathed tattoos.
 Rabbitman49
Joined: 10/20/2005
Msg: 264
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Posted: 2/25/2013 6:05:51 PM
"Getting a tattoo" = "Going from classy to trashy." It's that simple.
 LAgoodguy
Joined: 8/21/2008
Msg: 266
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Posted: 2/25/2013 7:23:16 PM
I don't mind some little tatoo that look nice and if I liked someone, A large tatoo that is tastfull I'm o.k with.
But when I see a 20+ year old with tatoos on her chest and across the neck or some that have lots of little tatoos that put one on top of the other. Best I can do is try and not laugh at them. Find it very unattractive myself. Very few are done in a way that complement a woman body. For dating is a case by case for me but it sure could be a deal breaker for me.
 BabblingBrookes
Joined: 2/14/2013
Msg: 268
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Posted: 2/25/2013 8:08:49 PM

"Getting a tattoo" = "Going from classy to trashy." It's that simple.


Wait, so I don't have a tattoo I'm Automatically classy? And if I do I'm Automatically trashy? Wow, I never knew an artistic expression could have so much influence on a person's character. I wonder what growing a beard will do to a person. Will an upstanding man suddenly become a grungy low-life? I'll have to ask my brother to grow a beard just so that I can see how his character changes.
 BabblingBrookes
Joined: 2/14/2013
Msg: 269
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Posted: 2/25/2013 8:10:38 PM

But there are plenty of women on this site and IRL that say they don't like beards, hairy chests, long hair, short guys, etc. Aren't they being prejudiced and narrow minded?

You like what you like and for me tattoos are unattractive.


There's a difference between finding something unattractive and making a character call based on the fact you find it unattractive.


To call a woman with a tattoo "trashy" simply because she has a tattoo is extremely prejudiced and narrow minded.
 LukeMM23
Joined: 4/2/2006
Msg: 271
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Posted: 2/25/2013 9:49:52 PM
Ok. I'll have to say, I find tattoos on women to be extremely unattractive. It's ugly to look at and in terms of having a relationship with someone like that, I've already illustrated my perspective, very clearly.

I mean, when I have kids, I'm going make damn sure they know much I disapprove of them, getting a tattoo. If the mother of that kid objects, which she most definitely will, there will be a lot of problems in the relationship.

So, basically, until women can think rationally or reasonably about this whole thing, I don't want to commit to them.
 BabblingBrookes
Joined: 2/14/2013
Msg: 272
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Posted: 2/26/2013 7:19:13 AM

So, basically, until women can think rationally or reasonably about this whole thing, I don't want to commit to them.


If you honestly see nothing wrong with the above statement, then there's no point in continuing to have a discussion. You've already relegated my viewpoint as irrational and unreasonable since it doesn't coincide with yours. Good luck on your search. I know many girls who are scared of needles, don't like tattoos or think as you do.
 j_ff_ray
Joined: 1/23/2013
Msg: 273
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Posted: 2/26/2013 9:34:24 AM

I mean, when I have kids, I'm going make damn sure they know much I disapprove of them, getting a tattoo.


If I ever change my mind about a tattoo, I am going to look your kids up because I'll bet they will be the best tattoo artists around. ;)
 Rabbitman49
Joined: 10/20/2005
Msg: 275
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Posted: 2/26/2013 12:33:25 PM
My statement in #326 should not be construed to be the only proof of trash (especially white trash).
In my life experience, all of the people I've encountered with tattoos were criminals or white trash; usually the former. That's proof of low to no class.
 BabblingBrookes
Joined: 2/14/2013
Msg: 278
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Posted: 2/26/2013 4:38:57 PM

BabblingBrookes-

I believe what he was saying was called "SARCASM", as in a joke, funny, ha ha?


Considering his later reply, I doubt that, but ok. *shrug* Perhaps you have a clearer insight into the rabbitman's mindset and delivery than the rest of us.
 j_ff_ray
Joined: 1/23/2013
Msg: 279
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Posted: 2/26/2013 6:46:23 PM

BabblingBrookes-

I believe what he was saying was called "SARCASM", as in a joke, funny, ha ha?


Sadly, it wasn't...
 LukeMM23
Joined: 4/2/2006
Msg: 280
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Posted: 2/27/2013 1:14:13 PM
"I plan on getting a tattoo that is personally significant to me when I turn 40. I think tattoos are beautiful when done well. Besides, it's a great way to identify your body if someone chops off your head...I know, I watch too many crime shows.

Joking aside, we can't help what we find attractive/unattractive on a person. Given that I'm presently tattoo-free, I'm open to discussing my decision with my mate if I have one when I turn 40. I'd want the same respect from him if he decided to grow out a beard since that's something I find extremely unattractive on a man. I'm open to compromise, but I can't see myself with a guy that absolutely loathed tattoos. "


This is coming from a woman, who thinks facial hair is absolutely gross. Who the hell is she to judge?? Facial hair? Make sense of this for me.

Facial hair is something that can be easily shaved off. But, that is worth breaking up with someone or not getting involved with someone. But, we can't judge some ugly, permanent ink on the beautiful exterior of a woman??
 LukeMM23
Joined: 4/2/2006
Msg: 281
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Posted: 2/27/2013 1:18:34 PM
"If you honestly see nothing wrong with the above statement, then there's no point in continuing to have a discussion. You've already relegated my viewpoint as irrational and unreasonable since it doesn't coincide with yours. Good luck on your search."

What are you talking about?

Do you understand why I said what I said??

Here, I'll fill you in.

If I say, I'm not attracted to woman, who is "wearing" some ugly dark mass over her butt, I'm sorry, but that's my opinion. If a woman says, "I don't care what you think." That would at least be a little more reasonable. Instead, for the most part, all I hear is how I'm intolerant and insensitive, thoughtless, uncaring, judgmental. I could go on. It gets really old, watching these grown woman have a temper tantrum, due to my one opinion. It's like... "How old are you?"
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