The Shall I or Shall I Not Moment…

Don’t do it girl! Why would a beautiful young girl mess up her flawless skin with a hideous tattoo?  Or maybe I’m just old fashioned!

The Shall I or Shall I Not Moment

10 Replies to “The Shall I or Shall I Not Moment…”

  1. Ha! I remember wanting one when I was in my teens. My dad told me if I got one, he would kick me out. I laughed because the birthday card he gave me this year said, on the front that I could do anything that I want. Inside: Except get a tattoo. I couldn’t believe he remembered that!

  2. Tell that to my 26 year old daughter whom has one tattoo like her old man. Some folks go waaaay overboard with this. I do like the photo!

  3. I really am old fashioned about tattoos. They are so very common over here and most people seem to have them. Not for the first time, I find myself completely out of step with the rest of humanity!

  4. I remember a similar discussion with my daughter. I shouldn’t really preach about these things but a tattoo is there for life. I’m just not a fan. Some people just love them. I think it is such a pity when young people ruin their flawless skin with something that they might regret later on. That said, I did think of having one somewhere on my body with an arrow saying “This Way Up!”

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    Tom's Nature-up-close Photography and Mindfulness Blog says:

    I agree! Walt Whitman, the famous poet, thought that it was foolish to tamper with the intrinsic beauty of the human body with tatoos and piercings.

  6. Well, you’d feel out of step in the States too as so many folks have them these days. Even some older folk get tattoos here and there. I decided at the last minute to not have my one and only tat redone. It’s that little voice in your head that warns you sometimes, so I heeded that warning.

  7. I’ve never been tempted. In my main career (government) they were frowned upon but I think that view will have changed. All the pop stars and football players seem to have them and so they’re very much in fashion. Not for me though. I have other weaknesses!!!

  8. Me neither but my skin is now very old and I think I would look a little strange.

  9. Agree! I am so old fashioned about this but feel just a little sad when I see young people plastered with tattoos. I would imagine (but don’t know) that a piercing will heal up after time. I think even when they remove tattoos with laser, there is still scarring. And why would anyone want to deliberately scar their body. All very strange to this boring old man!

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