Face tattoos??

matt397

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By definition, any and all tattoos, are art. Whether you like the art work/ tattoo or not. I think the tattoo on her face is fucking stupid, pointless and ugly but that does not take away from the fact that it is art.
 

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You know, one could almost make this a philosophical debate. Should one have to sacrifice personal happiness in order to fit in with society's arbitrary norms? And which is more venerable, the man who lives life for himself, or lives life to please others?

I'm reminded of the ancient Greek's penchant for pedophilia. At that time, it wasn't a traumatizing thing, and viewed as completely normal. Young boys would actually vie for the attention of older masters to bring themselves and their families some renown. In today's world, that's a disgusting ideology. Which is truly normal? Which is better? Is one really better than the other?

One could say that for some, sacrificing personal preferences and tastes and fitting in with society's arbitrary norms is all done in the pursuit of happiness through feeling like one belongs to a collective. Which is why I think some people get ink just to feel like they have something to identify with and that makes them happy. I am almost ok with that. I mean after all is said and done as long as someone is happy with the decisions they've made and as long as those decisions haven't had a negative impact on those around them then I am happy for them.
 

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1) Who did the work.
2) What might have been his reasoning for getting them.
3) How long he's had them.
4) Whether he covers them up when working.
5) Etc.

I think none of those things. I just notice them. It's like someone wearing a shirt. Oh, that shirt has a dragon on it.


Its just fucked up

I'm all for being yourself and doing your own thing, but the way society is these days with appearance and everything else people should really fucking know better. I'm studying to become a primary school teacher (elementary) and I need to be really careful from now on about how I act, dress, speak, load stuff on FB etc which is really annoying. But its the world we live in and I need a career at some point.

I have a great career and have knuckle tattoos. While you may think my choices silly, I actually find living a life in fear of people finding out what you really like to be a bad decision.
 

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For the art debate... Let me enlighten you with some smart talk..
"art is when you make something out of nothing and sell it" Frank Zappa.
 

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For the 'art debate' :rolleyes:, I sure do feel enlightened...
 

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I think none of those things. I just notice them. It's like someone wearing a shirt. Oh, that shirt has a dragon on it.

I don't know if you'd care to use a different example, as that one just proved my point...namely that you wouldn't judge the person, only notice the fact that they had a tattoo.
 

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The only face tattoo I think I will EVER like:
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It suits him VERY well.
 

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^I agree, it's a little more subtle and works pretty well with him. BUT, at the same time, he's in one of the biggest metal bands in the world and is an established musician, so he can always have work in music. Aside from that, I remember reading somewhere that he is/was a carpenter, so he can also get away with the face tattoo. I can't see Brent being an accountant. :lol:
 

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I was expecting a small little tattoo not that massive thing.

I have no issue with tattoo's dedicated to spouses but a name seems like a bad idea. Get a symbol instead.
 

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I really don't think he is capable given the lifestyle he does.
 

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The tattoo in the OP is dumb as all god damn hell. With that being said, I have no issue with face tattoos, as long as they're a quality piece that suits the person. A friend of mine is a tattoo artist and has both sides of his head tattooed, and plans on getting some small pieces on either side of his face. Some look good, some don't. Much like any other area for tattooing. I think the real issues here are the placement, size, and content. She's just a moron.
 


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