Monday, June 21, 2010

Trendy Tattoo Conformity

I heard something a few days ago on the radio, where someone asked, "Do Chinese girls walk around with American words tattooed on their body?" and I had to laugh because I had the idea of writing about this topic only a few days before that.

I'm a tattoo enthusiast. I love tattoos. I think they are beautiful pieces of artwork when done correctly and with a lot of thought. I love looking at other people's tattoos. I have 7 of my own tattoos and have plans for quite a few more. I'm proud to be different. I like to dye my hair funky colors some times, I have a few piercings and I love my tattoos. I don't want to look like everyone else, I like to be different and unique. I got my first tattoo 14 years ago and still love the first one as much as my others.

What I don't like is how tattoos have become so trendy. Now all of the sudden it's "cool" to get a tattoo. My question is, why are americans getting tattoos of chinese symbols or tribal artwork? It's just kinda dumb in my opinion unless you have Chinese or Indian in your blood somewhere. Did you get the tattoo because every Joe Blue and Tina Twat have chinese symbol tattoos and you wanna be cool, too? What about tramp stamps? I mean, really? Is that like advertising, "hey, bend me over and look at my tramp stamp!". Hmm, if the stamp fits? Now, every Susie Blowhole and her "bestie" (Gawd, I had that word) has a tramp stamp, too.

Oh,and let's not forget the newest trend in tattoos: angel wings on the back. Who are you kidding? Tattooing wings on your back does not make you an angel, nor does it make the other 243058345 other girls who have the same wings on their back. Trendwhores.

Ok people, try thinking with your own mind this time instead of copying what everyone else does? We are taught from early childhood that we are all different and there is no one else like us in the world. Well, yeah, there are because everyone wants to be a copy cat of everyone else.

BTW, I will never have angel wings, a chinese symbol or a tramp stamp. In fact, I'm hoping to have my entire back tattooed within the next few years.. I already have it started, just need the money to get it finished.. and everything on it will mean something important to me.


Anonymous said...

Well said!

Crystal said...

Tina Twat.. LOVE IT!
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