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To wonder why virtually every woman in labour / partner / mum of woman in labour on OBEM has tattoos?

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CruCru Fri 01-Mar-13 17:56:53

Do so many people have them? Or just in Leeds (where OBEM is currently set)? It's starting to distract me from the show.

FutTheShuckUp Fri 01-Mar-13 17:58:11

currently enjoying a nice bourbon actually

LRDtheFeministDragon Fri 01-Mar-13 18:00:01

I think you're just noticing them because it's filmed close up. You wouldn't naturally be seeing certain parts of people in everyday life, would you?! grin

CruCru Fri 01-Mar-13 18:01:36

But they do, don't they? I've started watching out for them when I start watching and am surprised when someone on the show doesn't have any.

CunfuddledAlways Fri 01-Mar-13 18:02:17

think they are lots more popular than they used to be!

my grandma hated them wheras i quite like them and am generally in the its their body to do with what they like club

CruCru Fri 01-Mar-13 18:02:32

LRD - perhaps you're right.

yaimee Fri 01-Mar-13 18:03:33

I think it might be more to with the age group, think that a lot of the people having babies now might be about the right age to have got one when they started to be fashionable/acceptable/more mainstream again!

HecateWhoopass Fri 01-Mar-13 18:04:19

I think tattoos are very very common these days.

HecateWhoopass Fri 01-Mar-13 18:04:38

ooh, common as in lots of people have them. I wasn't being snobby.

BambieO Fri 01-Mar-13 18:08:12

Haha quick save hectate, we knew what you meant though smile

HecateWhoopass Fri 01-Mar-13 18:09:38

noooooo. Don't tease me blush the "these days" in my first post is proof of meaning!!

leniwhite Fri 01-Mar-13 18:17:24

I have full sleeves/partial hands and my legs done too and nurses are still always surprised. I suppose having the odd one is getting more common but I'm still in the minority for the time being. None of mine are remotely like the ones on OBEM either...

defineme Fri 01-Mar-13 18:25:25

40% of Americans aged 26-40 have a tattoo, not sure about UK though. It's going to more unusual not to very soon. I think it certainly can't be called 'alternative' and I'm afraid it's a bit like baby names:the vast majority of people believe they're being original in their design choice and then a few years down the line they realize everyone else had thought of it too.

SchroSawMargeryDaw Fri 01-Mar-13 18:29:19

Like Leniwhite, I have loads. A half sleeve on one arm, full one side of lower arm on the other, some wrists, hands, back, back of neck, foot, thigh, chest, hip and even fanjo (sure I have forgotten some too!)

Nurses are always surprised. grin

Also the same, none of mines are in any way like the ones on OBEM.

BambieO Fri 01-Mar-13 18:43:30


conantg Fri 01-Mar-13 19:11:02

I read last week that 20% of adults in the UK have them. I still don't like them though.

DeafLeopard Fri 01-Mar-13 19:25:49

Schro - your fanjo - really? Ouch

SchroSawMargeryDaw Fri 01-Mar-13 19:31:47

Yes, just 4 outlined hearts with blue shading that go diagonally down my pubic area (direction of hip to pubic mound IYKWIM)?

And yes, it hurt like buggery.

hwjm1945 Fri 01-Mar-13 19:34:55

Become v popular in last 25 years or 1890s to about 1930 they were upper class,Churchill mother had one! From 30s to as about 1990 th err y were for sailors and bikers and gen considered a bit no class assumptions attach IMHO

HotPinkWeaselWearingLederhosen Fri 01-Mar-13 19:37:10

Ooooh I sense a impromptu survey coming.....

<<scuttles off>>

HotPinkWeaselWearingLederhosen Fri 01-Mar-13 19:42:42

Ta daaaa

LRDtheFeministDragon Fri 01-Mar-13 20:00:16

Ooh, you've got your rude nickname back. How nice! grin

HotPinkWeaselWearingLederhosen Fri 01-Mar-13 20:13:18

grin yup, I thought I'd wear my Weasel coat and leathers for a little while grin

LRDtheFeministDragon Fri 01-Mar-13 20:15:30

grin Who doesn't appreciate a weasel?

HotPinkWeaselWearingLederhosen Fri 01-Mar-13 20:18:47

SillyBeardy doesn't when I shit in his slippers. I only do it in weasel form grin

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