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Friday, July 2, 2010

Virgin Skin?

Oh, my!!! More and more people in their 40's, 50's and 60's are getting their first tattoos. It is a growing trend. Much to some adult children, husbands and fathers dismay!!
Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo

So what do you have to say about you, your parents or grandparents getting tattoos?


Anonymous said...

Very interesting. I want a tattoo but I think I am too afraid to make such a big commitment-- they're so permanent! And I couldn't imagine my parents getting tattoos. They're so clean-cut and boring.

Do you have a tattoo?

Wishing you well,

Clueless said...

NOS...hee, hee. I do not have a tattoo, but if I did get one, it would me on my lower bottom and would be a small Snoopy...only my husband and I would be able to see it. :-)

Just Be Real said...

I do not even have my ears pierced. I have no desire to have a tattoo. Forget the parents. Blessings.

Evan said...

I think good on them if they want to break out of the mold a bit.

I guess it depends on the tattoo - some I find pretty unattractive.

I wouldn't get one - firstly I think because I don't enjoy pain. Then because they are so close to permanent. What if I change my mind about what I like (when I think back twenty years I was quite different, and hope to be at least that different to now in another 20 years).

Anonymous said...

I got my first tattoo almost two years ago now in Thailand (aged 36). I had wanted to get inked for many years before that, but hadn't seen anything I really liked.

Then, I saw this particular Thai-style of tattoo and I was suddenly VERY interested.

It is between my shoulder blades and I love it. There will be more... :)

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