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Description: Formerly the preserve of gang members, jailbirds and other rebels, tatts are now so common that even the Spice Girls have them. You used to get a tattoo to stand out, now you get one to blend in...
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Julie - November 20, 2007 - Report this comment
yeah everybody has tatoos!!! cute ones on ur back are wats up!!!
mandy - December 26, 2007 - Report this comment
u can always spot a 90's chick by the tattoo on her lower back or bikini line. the 90's man must atleaset have an armband like my 90's husband.
curtis - January 30, 2008 - Report this comment
everyone had the barbwire tatoo
Bob - May 13, 2008 - Report this comment
tatoos are bad
lala - May 14, 2008 - Report this comment
ur gayz
abduhvghdsv - May 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Montel - October 28, 2008 - Report this comment
man im 12 and i dont have a tatoo.
Marly - November 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Tattoos were really uncommon on the average person in the 80's. Then Jodie Watley and Lita Ford got them and in the 90's they became really popular. It was no longer weird to see a woman with one. Now it means nothing. No longer an outcast or rebel. Every actress and pop singer has them. Big deal. It's more radical if you don't have them.
... - May 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Well you may think that but I like tattoo's and I plan on getting one but unfortunately I have to wait until I'm 18. :(
Kara - May 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Tattoos are not "bad and gay". Stupid people. Tattoos are a form of art and it has a rich history as an art form, unfortunately people always concentrate on the "bad" side of it due to criminals having them and such. Tattoos even have been a part of some people's religion/there are such things as religious tattoos or tattoos with religious themes. People of all ages, sexual preference, and genders have had tattoos both in the past and today. (well young people usually have to stick to temporary ones for obvious reasons) Anyway, I'm sure there's still many places where it's considered a big deal to have a tattoo. Last time I "checked"/heard...it's still a big deal in Japan for a woman to have a tattoo unless she's like a gang member or something. Unless times have changed and that makes me wrong. *shrug* Also, it has always been a big deal in the business world to have anything deemed "unprofessional" (such as a tattoo or piercings) unless of course we are talking about somebody getting a job at a place where you'll be giving tattoos. Then it is probably less likely that your potential boss and co-workers will complain or lecture you on your tattoo(s) or piercing(s). For the curious - no I don't have a tattoo...but I find them very interesting and depending on what it is..even cool. I have often thought about getting one. And to say it "means nothing" is not true. It may "mean nothing" socially/acceptance-wise, but a tattoo will always "mean something" to the person who has the tattoo. Many people get tattoos for various reasons, but yes, it's no longer a big deal (well usually) in America at least for somebody to have a tattoo. Anyone who thinks tattoos are "bad and gay" needs to grow up, research tattoos, and keep their mouth shut about it.
Jan Griffiths - July 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I have 29. Tats rule!!!
Dean - January 08, 2011 - Report this comment
The description is about right. In the 90s, tattoos became normal. They rose to popular acceptance about the same time piercings became mainstream, too, but a lot more people had (and have) tattoos. I never got one - my skin's not good for it - and there were many that I disliked, but also some I liked. My favorites were always the very minimal, sometimes do-it-yourself ones that some punks had. My least favorite were and are the huge crosses and the trite, all-over angular designs that so many jocks have now, the ones I'm told are called "tribal." They don't look tribal; they look trite. And I never can keep from wondering what's gonna happen as people's skin ages and sags, as they grow hair in new places and all that. Tattoos never look good by that point.
Lisa Koffler - January 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I always believed tattoos should symbolize the character of the individual person. As for myself, I can't have tattoos because I'm Jewish and it's considered "bodily mutilation" - I wouldn't be able to be buried in a Jewish cemetery!

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