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GeorgianMumto5 · 11/06/2013 13:00

...stop sharing meme posts about your tattoos and how I shouldn't judge you for having them.

I'll judge whoever I damn well like, thank you, and at the moment it isn't you. Stop drawing attention to yourself in this manner. (Except for you, person known to me who bangs on about them a lot. I do judge you, because some of yours are hideous and in poor taste.)

Well, am I? sigh Yes, probably. IABU for starting a thread about Facebook and to criticise the glorious 'art that you can take to the grave', apparently, but I do feel so much better for getting that off my chest, as opposed to tattooed onto it.

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chocoluvva · 12/06/2013 11:44

FrenchRuby - you've put it in a nutshell.

I have not and neither has the OP said it's okay to judge someone solely on their appearance. I've said that you can't expect everyone to like/approve every particular tattoo - or to enjoy having yet another reminder about the way you ought to think about it on your newsfeed.

Suppose I had a new hairstyle or bought a t-shirt with a slogan on it. Then I put a pic of it on FB and admonished my FB friends for having an opinion on it...... Even if my friends liked it/had no strong feelings about it/I didn't know what their opinion is.

I've tried to explain that I try not to judge people, but it's difficult to not make assumptions. And I'm entitled to my opinion. Different things.

GeorgianMumto5 · 12/06/2013 13:24

sallyingforth that made me snort with laughter. Thank you. Yes, you do have a valid point there. Grin I do, however, think that starting a trivial thread about trivial matters is actually OK. If I was genuinely irate about the whole tattoo/meme thing then I would definitely need to get a life. However, I was just a fed up with reading the same old thing, that's all.

Chocoluva made my point (such as it is) for me, I think. I don't mean, 'If you get a tattoo I will judge you,' because...because that wouldn't be nice! I mean, 'If you choose to get a tattoo, it's probably worth knowing that some people will judge you for it. If you're fine with that, then, sure - go ahead, get your tattoo and laugh at all the small-minded people. Personally, I would prefer it if you didn't whine on about it through the medium of memes on my fb feed, but since you're doing no harm (beyond getting on my nerves a little), carry on with it if you must. I was just saying.'

Ooh - Spitfire tattoo! Now, I bet that actually is pretty cool.

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GeorgianMumto5 · 12/06/2013 13:27

Chocoluva and FrenchRuby, yes, that is what I'm saying. Thank you.

Anyone thinking I might be saying other things...er...well, OK. I'm not, but neither am I offended if you'd rather think otherwise. Look on the bright side though: if I've offended you, there's probably a meme about it somewhere. Wink

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GeorgianMumto5 · 12/06/2013 13:33

Thecatfromjapan (I'm reading my own thread backwards) Grin. You put that so much more eloquently than I could and, yes, I do believe that is/what I'm saying.

Ilovemyself, your tattoos sound well thought-out and interesting. Why am I not surrounded by people with well thought-out and interesting tattoos?

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chocoluvva · 12/06/2013 14:53

Oh - I missed thecatfromjapan's post Blush

Ilovemyself · 12/06/2013 15:05

Glad you like the spitfire idea. My wife loves 40's art especially WWII nose art. I came up with the idea of an WRAF uniformed pin up with the spitfire doing a fly past just above. Unfortunately I can't draw for toffee but our artist did a custom piece.

So yes, it was thought out a little lol

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