I feel like they are. I love to see people's tattoos and as introverted as I am, if I see an interesting one I'll ask about it. I see tattoos as a form of art and expression. I never understood why they're so controversial.
Most Helpful Guy
I think they are good starters, but they are also good filters. I have tats covering my forearms and one on my leg. I had an artist do them though I did the rough versions. There is story and meaning behind them so if someone asks I have a bit to talk about and people frequently ask. It does filter people out to because some people will avoid me altogether. Usually those people are not the ones I wanna talk with anyway.1
Most Helpful Girl
Yeah I've had plenty of people ask me about my tattoos in the past but I remember when once I was wearing a crop top and a skirt which showed this one tattoo (I have 3) over my ribs that I had always tried to hide to a party and I had like 20-something people in that one night touch my waist to "feel" the tattoo (wth?) and ask me about its meaning but it's really personal so I told each and every one of them that it was a story too personal to share and they all ended up getting quite upset or even offended. So what I'm getting at is I don't mind talking about my tattoos once in a while but I really dislike when people use them as a reason to get all touchy-touchy and try to force me to tell them some of my most personal & intimate things but then end up getting all mad and grumpy at me if I refuse to do so.1