Monday, August 24, 2009

The Goofy Economics Of Tattoos

I'm not into poking holes in one's space suit in general and tattoos in particular. While it probably is a generational thing, I find it to be an enormous turnoff when I come upon a young woman who is bending over, say, a delicatessen counter and a biblical quotation or winged tattoo emerges from her jeans just above her butt crack.

And so I am not particularly moved by the argument that one can expect better service from people with visible tattoos because they're discriminated against by many businesses because they have visible tattoos.


Frank said...

My beef with tattooes is that, however lovely they may be (viewed as, say a poster), they all turn blue with time.

So, what's the point?

And that picture--wowsers.

Anonymous said...

A tramp stamp for Jesus?????

Anonymous said...

Saying that you're turned off by a girl's tattoo implies that you were, before spying the offensive body art, turned on. As a female, I find it offensive that you evaluate every young woman you happen across by their attractiveness. They aren't at the deli to impress you and they certainly didn't get the tattoo so that they could be judged unworthy. In the case of many females, tattoos are a self-esteem booster. They place an image or phrase that they find beautiful on their bodies in order to make that body appear more attractive to them, not to you. Sad that their temporary boost must so quickly be torn down by the same outside influences that caused their body image issues in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else notice the incorrect usage of "it's" about 2/3 of the way down?