They think cuz a guy has a tattoo he's cooler than the next guy
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For the same reason people make a big deal over their choices of music, hobbies, and entertainment: because they like it. Do you question why some people like onions and some don't? Just one of those preference things.
That being said, I personally have tattoos of my own, but that doesn't mean I like any and all tattoos, just as I don't like any and all men, just as I don't like any and all men with tattoos. I do enjoy exploring people's tats in general, asking for the stories behind them and finding which artists to check out/stay far away from. It's just fun. From my experience, tattoos are mostly personal, selfish kind of things--everyone I know seems to have gotten it just because a certain image or idea stood out to them so profoundly that they wanted to carry it with them always. The "just because" ones are entertaining, too.
I will point out, however, that my boyfriend doesn't have or intend to add any ink ever, and I'm perfectly okay with that. Doesn't make him any less desirable or attractive to me.