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To ask what a classy tattoo is?

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Confussedandoutoftouch Fri 12-Jul-19 20:02:05

Ok, please don’t shoot me down this is an honest question from an obviously out of touch person. ( name changed obviously)
But what the hell do people mean when they say that a tattoo is classy or amazing art work??
I see them everywhere but have never seen anything that I would say was attaractive on flesh.
They are various degrees of quality of art work yes but classy nope.
On another thread people were saying they had high quality tattoos but what does that even look like? Surely to anyone judging a tattoo is a tattoo I e a permanent mark on your body?
I would assume people like David beckham and Robbie Williams must have the higher quality tattoos? Basic As they have the money ? But to many people they would be judged poorly in a few real life settings. I would not personally say I like the look.
Sorry but pondering the consequences of not being aware of a difference and wondering if judgments are being made on artwork quality Within the tattooed population and the non tattooed are just judging any tattoo?
Explane probably photos required here.
Sorry about typos struggling with iPad tonight

araiwa Fri 12-Jul-19 20:03:00


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NoTheresa Fri 12-Jul-19 20:06:05

An oxymoron.

MouthFullofGum Fri 12-Jul-19 20:09:46

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MinnieMountain Fri 12-Jul-19 20:11:42

Discrete/invisible depending on what you do for work.
I hate them personally.

PineappleTart Fri 12-Jul-19 20:11:42

I have tattoos of pictures I love from talented artists. Not everyone will like them but I don't care

gwenneh Fri 12-Jul-19 20:11:55

Body art that is stylistically planned and executed well by someone with an understanding of the art and how it relates to the anatomy of the wearer.

Beckham and Williams look like toilet stall graffiti by comparison -- jumbled styles, all clearly not planned out with a goal in mind.

DonPablo Fri 12-Jul-19 20:12:11

I think dot work tattoos are amazing. And botanical drawings as tattoos.

I'm. Not keen on the super realistic face kind of ones, but I can see the artistry in them.

<ahem> it's always a fine line with tattoo's though! smile

LoseLooseLucy Fri 12-Jul-19 20:13:06

I've never seen one I'd describe as classy. That's not to say I think all I've seen are shit.

ItsalwaysLTB Fri 12-Jul-19 20:15:15

None. After a while they all look like they have been drawn on with sharpies. I hate them.
That saying, I do have full on admiration for a carefully designed tattoo sleeve. Of which I think I have seen one in my 40+ years.

MorganKitten Fri 12-Jul-19 20:17:58

I have several of my own, artists researched and all look lovely. Each has a meaning to me and I wouldn’t change them.

I have seen some incredible work that looks like watercolour or stain glass window.

ChocChocButtons Fri 12-Jul-19 20:21:39

No tattoo is classy...sorry.

AuntieStella Fri 12-Jul-19 20:22:05

A brilliant, well-executed design (that is not gruesome or lewd) which is on a part of the body that means people see it only by invitation.

ParkheadParadise Fri 12-Jul-19 20:22:14

My tattoos are all personal to me.
Some people like them, some don't.
I made sure I was happy with the artist and salon before I went ahead.

elfycat Fri 12-Jul-19 20:23:21

I have a friend with a tiny discrete one in white. The pattern is something from nature, pretty and part of her life from childhood. Even knowing where it is I would have trouble spotting it.

The subtlety of it is classy IMO.

I won't be having one though.

Haworthia Fri 12-Jul-19 20:23:36

Classy is in the eye of the beholder.

Clearly, you hate tattoos and therefore are incapable of finding one attractive. Fine. But do we really need yet another snobby, sneering thread about tattoos? There’s usually at least once per fortnight and it’s so boring.

gwenneh Fri 12-Jul-19 20:25:00

But then what would the sneering crowd have to feel superior about? :D

NotACleverName Fri 12-Jul-19 20:26:52

Clearly, you hate tattoos and therefore are incapable of finding one attractive. Fine. But do we really need yet another snobby, sneering thread about tattoos? There’s usually at least once per fortnight and it’s so boring.

We've had one about gamers, one about tattoos. Just need one about a dog looking at someone's kid now.

hiddeneverythin Fri 12-Jul-19 20:27:49

I nearly said theres no such thing as a classy tattoo but actually I think if theres one with a real meaning to someone (commemorating a family member/pregnancy loss/big life achievement) and it can always be easily covered with clothing then that would be it.

AloneLonelyLoner Fri 12-Jul-19 20:31:28

I've seen some really beauty tattoos. But classy? No. No such thing imo.

Mrsmadevans Fri 12-Jul-19 20:32:18

Tatts are not classy .

themmatricc Fri 12-Jul-19 20:32:54

i assume you dont have your ears pierced as that is a permanent mark on your body? and what happened to MY BODY MY CHOICE

Pinkyyy Fri 12-Jul-19 20:34:13

There is no such thing as a classy tattoo.

CherryPavlova Fri 12-Jul-19 20:35:19

Hah, the very idea!

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