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covered with tattoos

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I remember when I was on the bus and I heard two girls, all in my ear, talking about guys and their tattoos. One of the girls said that it is so ghetto and unattractive to see a guy covered in tats. These girls kept going on and on and on about this topic.

Having full body tattoos does not mean you are ghetto. These tattoo lovers only want to be different from other people so they are marking themselves in a colorful way. In my opinion, tattoos can be compared to beautiful artwork. Someone covered in tattoos maybe ugly to some people but they can be attractive for others. “What is hell for some is heaven to others” .

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Written by misscandib21

February 20, 2010 at 4:16 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I HATE when people judge others from their tattoos. I know a lot of people who have tattoos all over their body, and I wouldn’t consider them ‘ghetto’. I know a guy who has neck tattoos and sleeves, and he lives in a communities the isn’t ‘ghetto’, has a jobs that isn’t ‘ghetto’. Those girls are dumb for saying that. Tattoos are a creative form of expression and I dont see anything ghetto about them !!

    rphilp88

    February 20, 2010 at 7:34 pm

  2. I, too, believe that tattoos are a creative form of expression. As cliche as this sounds, this is the perfect example of the statement “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”. To make such a generalized statement as to say all people covered with tattoos are ‘ghetto’ is ignorant, that’s equivalent to saying all while people do this, or all black people do that. There is not one whole that completely agrees, nor participates in the same action.

    lp0812

    February 20, 2010 at 11:54 pm

  3. This just shows what we were talking about last week regarding how people make open and sometimes ignorant comments mainly around people they feel comfortable with. I highly doubt that the same individual would make the very same comment to someone that completely disagreed with her or someone who actually has tattoos. This is a very ignorant comment but at the same time does not surprise me that people hold this belief. It is sad.

    dmg24

    February 21, 2010 at 12:34 am

  4. These girl are pretty much dumb for even thinking about the fact that tattoos are ghetto and to make it even worse, they talk about it in public. Every single person has a way of expressing themselves and if inking their body is one of them then so be it and a lot of tattoos has meanings to them and sometimes people often sees them as just tattoos and not the meaning of them.

    jobyjob

    February 21, 2010 at 2:39 am

  5. I love tattoos and find them really sexy and attractive! But, it is true that the majority of the eldery would consider them as getto or something that only prisoners so that people knew they has been in jail. Today is not like that. Time changes, I have tattoos myself and my grandparents had to get used to that fact.

    lisbecita

    February 21, 2010 at 3:08 am

  6. I agree that people should not make such rash generalizations as these. However, I think that certain tattoos do come with connotations and anyone who makes a decision to have something marked on their body permanently needs to be ready to handle the judgement that comes with the decision.

    iAnsw3R

    February 21, 2010 at 4:25 am


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