May 3rd, 2012
Originally Posted by Yossarian
Thank you, no offense I agree with your reasons, just unless your getting a big TMI stensiled somewhere then I wouldn't expect you to.
Anyway I can understand your other post.
But I do have trouble understanding the trend of nonsense tattoos, the trendy "it's cute" things people are getting on their necks or even faces.
And the one example of having someone put their kid stensiled on their shoulder...
I actually saw that one, I feel a little bad for the child as well, now a young adult, every time their mother comes around with that enormous blob of what was a Gerber baby perfect portrait must be rather embarrassing....
Like all things impulsive it often helps to stop and be a little more methodical in your thought processes.
I guess a way to see how things end up is to ask this question in about another 50 years, who knows what kind of crazy cultural phenoms this society of ours may be doing.
But I still feel for the one's with the reals sentiments, such as yourself Mr. 5.56 will still be the tradition holders before and even after the masses lose interest in it.
As for myself, I never wrestled victory out of the fires of combat, never served a hard stent for murder to earn a black and white tear drop.
I never grew up in white suburia to earn my very own "Thug Life" undershirt design that borderline gets the sh#t beat out of me everytime I go to the beach.
Nor will I ever get something like this. Not even a peircing, I treat my body as a tool in this world, a tool the spirit uses to interact with others and society I live in. Nothing more or less.
Watching everything from Ipod Symbols to favorite cereal brands being stensiled on young people everywhere brings to mind the back glass phenomenon of bumper stickers before this ink craze.
People placing their favorite things in the back glass of their vehicle for the world to see.
When in all honesty it really just detracts from paying attention on the road at times and doesn't even garner the intended emotions or effections from our introverted soceity.
Hence why I don't do that either.
Once again, to those who do not brandish their wanna be attitude on their skin, who have gotten ink for the reason humans have done so for centuries.
I respect that.
For those sheep looking for social exceptance.
Look in the mirror, and ask who you are looking at where to find yourself so you can have a chat with them.