Tattoos

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Ran across another post of a mom who didn't want her daughter dating a boy with tattoos. What are your thoughts on tattoos? Would you be upset if your son/daughter got tattoos or dated someone with them? What's your initial impression of someone with tattoos?

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Mother - posted on 03/27/2012

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Hell no....I wouldn't be upset. I've got several, so does my husband. I'd love more but can't find a decent artist that isn't an arm and a leg. Don't judge a book by its cover.....you always miss out on something or someone AWESOME!!

Ashley - posted on 03/27/2012

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Well, not this is a topic I can relate to. I for one cant say that I hate tattoo, cause I have 9. Yes, I said i have 9. I got my first one when I was 16. I have dated someone with tattoos and I am engaged to someone with tattoos. I believe that your body is a canvas, made to do or create anything you want on it such as tattoos or piercings. Yeah , some people may not like tattoos or piercings, but that is their choice not to like them or get them. I chose to get every tattoo I have, and every tattoo I have has a meaning, Like I have my son's name for instance. Tattoos for me is a persons way of showing beauty on their body.So inconclusion, I love tattoos.

Jennifer - posted on 01/25/2012

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Our oldest daughter intends to go skydiving and get a tattoo either on or asap after her 18th b-day. That's in May. I'm kinda excited for her!

Alessia - posted on 01/25/2012

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I am a heavily tattooed woman with both my arms sleeved from shoulder to wrist. I tend not to judge people based on their appearance. If my boys dated a girl (or boy) with tattoos, I could care less. As long as they were nice, polite, and not abusive.

Victoria - posted on 01/14/2012

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i believe at the end of the day you should not judge a book by its cover, just because someone has tattoos doesn't necessarily mean they are a bad person. and i dont think it takes anything away from who they really are as a person either. i mean yes fair enough if they are covered on prison tats' or gang tattoos i would be weary but i have tattoos... they are a huge part of my life they are my interest and a passion of mine.

i believe everyone should have a chance, dont just put a stop to it they have to learn my there own mistakes in life and you never know the boy/girl with the tattoo might be the nicest person they could ever meet.

Cynthia - posted on 01/08/2012

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I have eleven tatoos n getting more my hubby has one sleeve working on the other..we have five kids I work hard maintaining our home n my hubby just works hard..we believe in God have strong faith and instill good morals and values in our children...some people may not think these thing bout us seeing all our tats but don't care we just keep living n gettin more tats...I did get 4 of my tats while breastfeeding for those who had questions on it...everyones different tho...

Dusty - posted on 01/07/2012

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I would be perfectly fine if my son/daughter wanted to get tattoos, or date someone with a tattoo. However, I do believe any ink that someone wants to get should have some meaning to it. Don't go out & get a "drunk" tattoo. They are stupid, & people look stupid with them! Tattoos are an expression of yourself. Just like some people color their hair, or dress a certain way, tattoos are just another way of people expressing themselves. I currently have 2 (my 2 boys' names & birth dates) & I plan on getting more. I also think it's smarter to not get tattoos in extremly obvious places, just because of the conflict it could cause in establishing a future career.

Bernie - posted on 01/06/2012

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Aren't we supposed to love a person for who they have, not what they look like? I mean of course you've got to be attracted to the guy but there's a lot of people out there who are covered head to toe in tats/piercings and their is a stigma attached to them 'oh he must be a gang member" a lot of these people are down to earth, lovely people. It's just a shame that people think that cause they are 'modified' they're not good people.

My Husband has two tattoos. He got both of them before he was 18, he is now in his 30's and doesn't regret them.

Amanda - posted on 01/06/2012

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I'm not going to care either way.I'm used to people having tattoo's. I do however think that only certain people can pull off being covered from head to toe in tattoos

Jennifer - posted on 10/07/2011

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well, having tattoos myself, I don't judge people based on the fact that they have them! lol! I judge them by their character

Stifler's - posted on 10/07/2011

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I wouldn't be upset if my kids dated someone with tats. I don't even think about it, everyone has tattoos now. Except me.

Constance - posted on 10/06/2011

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I don't care about tattoos or piericings. As long as they treat my kids good that is what is important. I ave them and so does my husband. My best friend is a professional piericer and he has things done no one would ever seem to understand but he is one of the sweetest gys on the planet.

Sherri - posted on 10/06/2011

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I wasn't criticizing just letting you know. It definitely is your choice of course.

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Sherri I was advised not to because although the ink can't get into my bloodstream I could get a disease (improper sanitisation) which could pass to my baby (yes I fully intend to use someone who has proper sanitation but anything that involves needles has a risk) and if I caught a localised infection I'd need meds to clear it which would pass through to my milk.

I was also under the impression you should wait a minimum of six months but preferably a year after the birth of a child so your body can recuperate after pregnancy. Although you don't have to wait it is advisable.

Sherri - posted on 10/05/2011

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You know you can get a tattoo while breastfeeding right Toni??

from le leche leagues site: The ink that is used in tattoos in the United States is subject to FDA regulation as cosmetics, but none are approved for injection under the skin. However, the ink molecules are too large to pass into breastmilk.

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Tattoos don't bother me, my parents both have tattoos, as do I. I actually want another one but got pregnant just before I was going to get it and it'll be a while before I can get it now as I'm bf my daughter.

My husband keeps mentioning he may want one but won't get one as (I think he's scared of his moms reaction lmao), I'd love if he did I think tattoos can be very sexy, when they are nice ones.

As for my kids partners I'm more concerned over them making my kids happy and supporting them (as a partnership should) than I am in how they look, looks can be deceiving!

Donna - posted on 10/05/2011

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like i had said in the other post,i dont have a tat, my husband does. he has 6 or 7 0f them. I once asked him if it sucked having our daughters name on the back of his neck where he couldnt see it, he said yes. It is a really pretty tat honestly. If my daughters were older like 16 ish and asked to get a tatoo, id make them wait. Make sure that was defiantly what they wanted. Ive seen lots of ppl go and put stuff on their bodies that they later regret. Maybe one day ill gt a tattoo, but for now i just dont think theres anything id want to have tatooed to me that im sure id just get bored and tired of looking at later on.

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Tattoos wouldnt bother me id be more concerned about whether he had a job and was a decent person.

April - posted on 10/04/2011

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i'm not a fan. my husband has 1 tattoo and wants more. i would prefer if he didn't, but i won't stop him. i just don't want him to end up covered. so far my plan is just to not bring it up. he has been mentioning for several years, but i just keep hoping the subject gets overlooked. this being said, i wouldn't be opposed to getting tattooed myself, if it were something small that could be covered easily (wearing long sleeves in the summer to cover up a tattoo wouldn't be fun...) . i never really felt the impulse to get one, i like me the way i am :)

Robin - posted on 10/04/2011

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Hi everyone well I agree with most of the posts I am a ECE teacher and tattooed I run my own daycare and all my tats can be covered with a tee shirt I think some people judge me but I dont care iTS FUNNY TO SEE MY PARENTS FACES WHEN THEY SEE THEM AND IT HAS CHANGED THERE MINDS ON TATTOED PEOPLE I care for children with much love and love what I do and they know that from there children and then summer comes and they see my tattoos ad I can see that they are taken back but I have not changed a bit my kids thinks it is cool and my 24 year old son has a very nice tattoo in memory of his grandma my mom I cried when he showed it to me

Leeann - posted on 10/04/2011

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I love tats I have one and my husband has one as well. My kids are obsessed with them lol. They just love "Mommy's pretty butterfly" So I wouldn't have a problem with my kids dating someone that had them. even if its a dumb tattoo, hey they maybe silly in getting it, but to each there own,

Sherri - posted on 10/04/2011

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Actually going to a tattoo party in 2wks to go get my second. Then will have my tramp stamp done after the baby is born.

Carolee - posted on 10/04/2011

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I have my own personal rule for any tattoos that I get. I need to know exactly what I want and where I want it for at least two years without changing my mind.

Krista - posted on 10/04/2011

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"there's just nothing of true sentiment that I feel needs to be printed on my body. "

That makes a lot of sense. I love the artistry of tattoos, and definitely want to get another one, but I want it to be something incredibly meaningful to me.

I have a silly, meaningless tattoo of a goldfish on my right ankle, that I got when I was 19. Half the time I forget it's there. I can't understand why some people cover their entire bodies with silly, meaningless tattoos, well into adulthood. I was 19 and stupid. What's their excuse?

If I ever get more tattoos, they will be thought out for a LONG time and will be very meaningful and there will be a reason behind them.

Serena - posted on 10/04/2011

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My ex (the father of my first two children) is a tattoo artist. I have a tattoo that covers my entire right leg and another one that covers my back. My older children understand why I have them and that where I chose to get them can be covered up for work (or other situations) when needed. My husband has a small tattoo on his right shoulder. I have made it very clear that I do not want my kids getting tats until they are at least 18 yrs old; however as my ex is an artist and their dad - my older children may end up with them when they are 16 or 17 and there isn't much I can do about it. I have told all the kids that my first tattoo I got when I was 18 has been covered up.
The way I see it, its their body, its their decision. I just hope they respect me enough to wait till after their 18th birthday.... even if their dad offers to do it prior to that.

Johnny - posted on 10/03/2011

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"there's just nothing of true sentiment that I feel needs to be printed on my body. "

Jaime, that is exactly how I feel. Very eloquently put. I hope you don't mind if I use that the next time someone bugs me about getting a tattoo.

Rosie - posted on 10/03/2011

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i think men with tattoos are fucking sexy. as soon as i see a tattoo, it makes that person a thousand times sexier immediately!
i have 6 tattoos, and want many, many more! hubby has 8, plus one he did himself on his upper thigh, almost by his junk, lmao. it's an eyeball. we make fun of it all the time, his mom get's him eyeball gifts for birthdays and christimas and stuff, hehe.

Jaime - posted on 10/03/2011

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I don't have tattoos, but I'm not opposed to tattoos in the least. I agree with what Krista said in her first post about reasons for concern when it comes to tattoos. I had always thought I would get one, but after years of thinking about it, there's just nothing of true sentiment that I feel needs to be printed on my body.

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I am not a fan of tattoos at all. Kind of hate them actually, but several people I know and love HAVE tattoos, so I wouldn't judge the person based on the tattoo. My kids don't have to share my tastes. I don't think 'I' could ever be w/ someone w/ a tattoo cuz it would bug me to look at it ALL the time, but I suppose I could get over it if it wasn't 'glaring' and I really loved the guy.

Ashley - posted on 10/03/2011

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I would agree with what everyone else has said. If they are happy with who they are with and they treat them the way they should be then i dont care about tattoos. I have one myself (very tiny and on my hip bone) so you cant really see it but i plan on getting one in the near future for my boys. A bear holding a blanket (the beat represents my oldest he's attached to a bear he's had since he was newborn and my youngest is attached to his blanket) with their initials on the bear and blanket. I think if their done nicely and have meaning they can be quite beautiful

Sherri - posted on 10/03/2011

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Well since I am tattooed and so is my husband. My kids can do whatever they want when they are 18. I can't and won't tell them they can't since we are.

Carolee - posted on 10/03/2011

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Whenever I see someone with tattoos, I almost always ask if I can look at them closely. I find them interesting and, often, beautiful. Often, if I look at them closely, I will ask if they are willing to share the meaning behind the tattoo.

Cynthia - posted on 10/03/2011

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why would someone get a tattoo of a cats butt? LOL i got a tattoo of an elephant on my foot though...

Johnny - posted on 10/03/2011

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I am not a fan of tattoos. They don't bother me, but I would never get one and I would never suggest it to someone. But aside from the two potential reasons Krista listed, I think the least of my concerns about potential dates for my kids would be tattoos. I did read that whole post though in the original thread, and it sounds like the boyfriend is a real "winner". But I'm not sure why having tattoos is the biggest issue that mom appears to have about the guy.

Minnie - posted on 10/02/2011

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I like tattoos. Now, I really don't like ones that are gory or display lewd pictures, though.



Krista, that's amazing. Some body art is just awesome.



I expect my daughters will probably get tattoos. I have tattoos.



And like Krista, I'll be eager to see them and learn about their meaning, unlike my own mother who turns her head in disgust over mine and my sister's.



My sister has a gorgeous peacock on each shoulder. My mother spazzed about it: "she probably had to pull her shirt down to get it!!!!!!"

Krista - posted on 10/02/2011

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Tattoos, in and of themselves, do not bother me in the least.

Now, what TYPE of tattoos...well, that can make a difference.

If the tattoos were offensive or trashy, like swastikas, gang symbols, or something like this (http://cdn.crushable.com/files/2011/08/c...), then I would be seriously alarmed.

Or, if she was covered with crappy tattoos (misspelled, poorly done, tacky), then I probably would think of her as not being the sharpest knife in the drawer.

But if the tattoos were meaningful or clever, and were nicely done, showing that she had done her homework and gave the decision to get inked the serious consideration it deserves, then I'd be totally cool with it and would probably be excited to hear about her tattoos and what they meant and where she got them.

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