Thursday, May 03, 2012
I don't get it!!
What is the big deal with tattoos? Why are so many people getting them? When did they become mainstream?
When I was young, the only people who got tattoos were sailors, pirates and outlaw bikers. Now just about everyone is inked. And kids as young as middle school have tattoos. That says more about their parents, than it does about them, but I mean come on! The technology of tattooing has not changed enough to keep a 10, 20, 40 year old tattoo from fading and sagging. That little rosebud she got on her breast at age 19 is now a long stem rose at age 50.
I have had otherwise sober people tell me that after you get your first tattoo, you will want more. Almost an addiction. Once the fad fades, it won't be like body piercing, where you can just take out the pins. No, you are stuck with it for life.
I must admit. I have thought about getting a little "26.2" on my leg. Then I thought better of it.