Abelard Lindsey said:Those of you old enough will remember we went through a similar period from around '69-76.
questor70 said:Abelard Lindsey said:Those of you old enough will remember we went through a similar period from around '69-76.
Seems to me tattoos were always a fringe thing. Hippies tended to get HENNA tattoos that just washed or flaked off. Only the most hardcore hippies went full ink. Even the most rebellious kids knew deep down they were going through a fashion trend and didn't do things that would be irreversible. I remember all the way back in the 80s looking at the magazine stands of Tower records and seeing the specialty magazine for tattoo and body-mutilation "artists" and and thinking, gee, anyone who does this is really socially limiting themselves. Now the average young adult serving fries at McDonalds looks like a freak. So I just don't think it's the same at all. I think it reflects a deep-seated existential crisis. Same deal with SJWs. Nobody has any sort of grounding. They don't believe in anything and so they fall back on asserting their individualism in an attention-whoring way, whether it be tats or virtue signalling their triggerings.
fmman said:Tattoos look fucking terrible. Its body mutilation.
They were very popular in the 80s, then they seemed to disappear until about 2009, now they are back and bigger and worse.
I don't mind a bird with a small one just on the ass below the waist as you can see it while you are doing doggy on her but thats the only time anyone will see it
Abelard Lindsey said:The motivation is the same for both periods.
questor70 said:...So sure, it's a rebellion, but one that is far more extreme than ever before, and IMHO, like I said, a sign of cultural decay / nihilism.
felix_vagabondo said:The girls that listen to their inner voice, on the other hand, marry young with a provider male and pop out numerous offspring, will not have numerous tattoos, or if she does, they will be artistically and tastefully beautiful and compliment her femininity.