Thursday, November 21, 2019

Think Before You Ink

When I was growing up, and all the way through the 1970's and 1980's, the only tattoos I normally would see would be on a WWII or Korean War Navy or Marine Corps veteran.

I assumed most of them got their tattoos at some faraway port or after a night on the town in a seedy tattoo parlor just off the base.

This hula girl seems to have been popular with sailors passing through Pearl Harbor.

Of course, Marine Corps vets would often favor a tattoo that looked something like this.

A 30 or 40 year tattoo on a 50 or 60 year old man lounging around the pool was enough for me to decide that tattoos were not for me.

However, I have found it very interesting to see tattoos became more popular and accepted over the last 20 years or so.

Tattoos went from the subculture in my youth to popular culture today where it is now estimated that among those age 26-40, 40% have at least one tattoo and 36% of those 18-25 also have inked at least once.

My exposure and experience with tattoos growing up has always caused me to wonder what was someone thinking when they decided to get a tattoo?

Were they thinking?

A new study confirms what I have always thought was somewhat obvious.

People with tattoos are probably not the first people you should seek out if you are looking for someone to help you with an important long-term decision.

Credit: The Daily Mail

A few cases on point.

Trump tattoos?

How many girls want to date a guy with a Trump stamp?

These might actually be worse. Hillary tattoos. She did not even win.

If there were any doubts, I guess this proves there are still some things where people share similar minds whether conservative or liberal.

My advice...

Think before you ink.

It might not be the best long term decision you will ever make.

That is not just me saying is coming from research scientists.

Believe it.


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