Posted: Mar 8, 2006 7:33 pm
Hey, I said "most people" HJ - show us your tats !
These days, "most people" with tattoos are EVERYBODY. Practically everybody in every walk of life has got a tattoo these days, not just "rawk" people. Britney Spears fans (if there is such a thing) have tattoos. Black folks into hip-hop have more tattoos than anybody, even though tattoos on black skin are usually unreadable and are generally done by the worst tattooists on earth. People who don't listen to ANY music get tattoos. Tattoos don't assign folks to subcultures like they used to. They have become as ubiquitous and meaningless as pierced ears are for girls. It's just a beauty thing now like clothes or a haircut, except more permanent.
I started getting tattooed when I was 16 and for the most part, only bikers, sailors, and punk rockers got tattooed back then. I still like tattoos, even though I haven't gotten one in 6 years. I like the idea of desecrating my flesh, even though my religion forbids it. Am I supposed to hate my tattoos now that every jerk and his mom gets them? Every jerk and his mom and eats spaghetti. Should I stop eating spaghetti just 'cuz it got popular?