A form of artwork that involves putting ink under your skin.
most people see it as ugly work while others see it as a part of individuality.
Most people regret getting tattoos because they were a quick 3 second decision while others who take time to plan them will love seeing the piece everyday.
Something that shifts when you get older but considering the amount of detail and care provided will not become a blotch of multi-colored skin.
Something that rarely be considered conformity. Tattooing is art and there is an infinite amount of ideas designs and creativity to dispel "sheep following". Basically unless you're getting flash (any random picture on a tat shop's wall) that everyone you know has you're not following anyone.
It is a serious form of art work and should be carefully thought about.
basic conservative dumb ass: anyone who gets a tattoo is being a conformist and will regret it after it's done
Basic spontaneous ink victim: I did love my butterfly tattoo when i first got it done but now i'm tired of looking at it.
Me: I love the star on my arm. It represents my daughter and it's comforting to see it everyday and know that she's a part of me
My daughter: dad i don't want to get a tattoo.
(response) it's your body and your choice.
A permanent reminder of a temporary feeling.
Hey doc, now that I have a shot at a nice job, how do I remove this stupid tattoo?
tattoo is a form of body modification.
'ink permanently implanted under the skin
Tattooing is a process by which pigment (ink) is permanently deposited (implanted) under the skin (well, into the non-exfoliating layers of skin).
We have archeological records of tattooing going well into pre-history (the tattooed iceman dates at 3300 BC). The word itself sources from "tattau", a Tahitian word which translates essentially as "to mark".' -Shannon Larratt
nowadays, there are technology to remove the tattoo such as a laser. thus, meaning the tattoo is a tattoo till is removed.
She found ink missing in her design so she must go back to get her tattoo retouched.
Facial tattoos always work out REALLY well.
The art of having ink permenantly put in your third layer of skin. It is a very ancient art, and most modern day people either: 1) Believe it is a stupid act of idiocy, drunkeness, lust, rebellion, or a form of trying to attract/impress others. 2) Believe it is cool, the "hip" thing to do, or a great idea to do without putting any true consideration into it. Any person who is willing to get a tattoo should have a real reason to get it, wether that be self expression, a reminder of something, or a symbol of something(or somebody) you truly care about. Those who feel it is an idiotic/evil thing to do should grow up and start thinking outside the box.
Sensible Newly Inked Person: I got a new tattoo, it's my grandfathers name. He taught me so much, and I want to show everybody that he is always with me.
Retarded Wannabe Rebelious Teenager: Check out this Japanese character I got tattooed on my shoulder! Now all the chicks will think I'm cool, and all the jocks/preps/rednecks will quit making fun of me!
A form of art-work. Usually a picture imprinted on the body to describe one's personality or feelings. It's a very serious art, not one to carelessly mess around with.
I think I'm going to get a tattoo.
Do you think getting a tattoo will hurt?
An imaged permanently inked on the body between layers of skin.
Some tattoos are indeed stupid. Usually done by scratchers who will ink things onto teenagers who are too young to realize what they're doing, or people who really don't grasp the concept of a what a tattoo is and the reality of forever.
A well thought out quality tattoo means something to their wearer and is done by a professional. They can be very beautiful and personal at the same time.
I have my sons footprint tattooed on my shoulder. Every time I see it I remember what a wonderful joy he brought to my life when he was alive.
A form of expression favored by people who cannot express their individuality through productive means for want of the mental and/or creative capacity. Popular with teenage girls, frat boys, chain-smoking broads, and late 19th/early 20th century sailors.
Teenage Girl: I would like a tattoo that reflects my individuality and unique personality.
Sleazy Tattoo Artist: How about a butterfly on your hip?
Teenage Girl: Its like you read my mind!