5 July 2005

past the barber and gymnasium...

Heard yet another person denigrate the choice of getting a tattoo (useless disclosure: I don't have a tattoo). The most recent argument I heard was, like the previous ones, that what looks interesting on a young, smooth body will look faded and ugly on an old, wrinkled, fleshy body. Few bodies at 60 or 70 are going to be all that lookable anyway, with or without a tattoo, and a dragon or heart or dagger or flower is unlikely to ever look dated. They'll just always look tattoo-ey. It's not like people are tattooing zoot suits or bell-bottoms on themselves.

[ posted by sstrader on 5 July 2005 at 1:01:05 PM in Culture & Society ]