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to be judgy pants about people that have tattoos and keep getting more, especially women??

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dontsqueezetheteabag Mon 28-Jan-13 09:08:39

I hate tattoos. Whilst I appreciate everyone has a right to their own taste and choices I still cannot get over the fact that people have them in places where they are visible.

A colleague of mine has just returned to work after M leave with a horrific tattoo from her wrist to her elbow. How can she go out and meet clients looking like that?? It can be seen through tops and obviously below short sleeved tops.

What I really don't like is seeing lovely brides on their wedding days, strapless dresses and tattoos on their upper arms and backs..... urgh!!!!!!

Anyone else with me??

CatelynStark Mon 28-Jan-13 09:10:03

If you don't like tattoos, don't look. It's nothing to do with you how people choose to adorn their own bodies.

HecateWhoopass Mon 28-Jan-13 09:11:36


Why are they worse on women?

I'm with you on not liking them grin I don't.

That's why I don't have any.

But I am not sure why you feel they are worse on women than on men. What is the reason you judge more if it's women?

Whitamakafullo Mon 28-Jan-13 09:11:57

YABU each to their own

threesocksmorgan Mon 28-Jan-13 09:11:58


PomBearWithAnOFRS Mon 28-Jan-13 09:12:16

You do realise you're judging people by the colour of their skins don't you? grin

BlueSuedeStiletto Mon 28-Jan-13 09:15:31

YABU. What a ridiculous attitude. You don't have to like the way tattoos look or want any yourself, but judging someone on their appearance- ANY aspect of their appearance- is just plain wrong.

How can your friend meet clients with a tattoo on her arm? I'd imagine it's because, funnily enough, it doesn't actually affect her ability to do her job. I know a few paramedics at work with full sleeves- would you send them away if you or your DC needed lifesaving treatment?

Why get het up about another person's personal choices? It is none of your business. It's not hurting you. If you don't want a tattoo, don't get one!

MidnightMasquerader Mon 28-Jan-13 09:15:54

Well, I don't have any, but read your post back to yourself and listen to what you sound like... grin

That's 'not good', by the way.

People aren't about to stop getting tattoos, so you might as well find a way of dealing with it.

pictish Mon 28-Jan-13 09:16:25

Yabu. You don't have to like them, but you do have to accept that lots of people do, and that's up to them.

I don't have any tattoos. I always thought I would get one (or two or three or more) but I think when every person and their dog started getting them I went off getting one for myself. I enjoy admiring a good one on other people though.

BupcakesAndCunting Mon 28-Jan-13 09:18:25

I have three tattoos but I can still accept that some look shit.

I am such an enigma <mysterious face>

nefertarii Mon 28-Jan-13 09:18:30

You are coming across as an idiot op

Unless someone is making you have one, I don't see your issue.

I can't even comment on the 'its worse on women'.

MidnightMasquerader Mon 28-Jan-13 09:19:12

I've linked to her before, but I think this bride looks amazeballs...

SkinnybitchWannabe Mon 28-Jan-13 09:19:56

If they are done well tattoos look amazing.
I like full sleeves like David Beckhams because they look 'arty'.
Some look dreadful IMO.
I'm very tempted to use my 'fat' money (giving myself £1 for every 1lb I alot to shift so will have a nice amount!) to get one on my foot of stargazer lillies. They're a very special flower to me.

SkinnybitchWannabe Mon 28-Jan-13 09:21:02

Midnight that's exactly what I mean. She looks fantastic.

dreamingbohemian Mon 28-Jan-13 09:21:09

'especially women' hmm


But I think you'll find people with tattoos don't give a fuck what you think about it

WelshMaenad Mon 28-Jan-13 09:21:31

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HanneHolm Mon 28-Jan-13 09:21:34

i judge tattoos.

I know I know. I am, at least, aware of it. * slinks off*

trixymalixy Mon 28-Jan-13 09:22:02

I'm not a fan of tattoos, I don't think they look nice. The people that get them di
done obviously do though. It's a matter if personal opinion so YABU.

FlouncingMintyy Mon 28-Jan-13 09:22:25

Yavvbu about the "especially women" bit. But I really dislike all tattoos.

EbbNFlow Mon 28-Jan-13 09:22:27

Not at all bothered by it.

I dont have tattoos and they are not for me, but I am not in the least bit offended by other people's tatts and am actually quite curious about people who get 'addicted' to tattoos and keep getting more....its quite interesting and I wonder what it feels like to have permanent art on your body!

I have a female friend who has 15 tatts and is always planning her next one. She is gorgeous and the look really works for her.

Dont be so miserable!

dontsqueezetheteabag Mon 28-Jan-13 09:23:21

If you have a corporate job selling to FM companies and fairly high brow clients I do not think it's professional looking to have tattoos showing. I think in general women have more chance to dress in a way where their tattoos are "on show".

I did say in my original post that everyone is entitled to make their own choices.... this is merely my opinion.

PignutSalamander Mon 28-Jan-13 09:23:29

People have tattoos because they like them, if women didn't want them to show in their wedding dresses they would pick a style that covered them.
Everyone's perception of beauty if different. I find some tattoos incredibly beautiful. I used to know a woman with a full back piece of an elegantly done set of wings. They were utterly, devastatingly gorgeous (like her!)
Not all tattooists are equal, some are artists.
Unfortunately not everyone is going to aim to please you (while your awake)

Lexiesinclair Mon 28-Jan-13 09:23:33


Are you 'judgy pants' about everything that is not to your taste?

pictish Mon 28-Jan-13 09:23:48

I do concede that a lot of tattoos are pretty shoddily done though.

KenLeeeeeee Mon 28-Jan-13 09:23:49


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