a lot of people said that having a tattoo means the girl doesn't respect her body which means she must therefore not expect any respectful treatment from guys, and would also mean she is easy. I don't see how these equate. I don't see it that way at all. for me, tattoos, at least the ones that are meaningful and not dumb designs, asian symbols, and other pretty looking crap, are something you can carry close to you. a memory, a belief, something that empowers you, etc.
i don;t like big tattoos, color ones, or sleeves, or stuff people get just for decoration, and nothing big and that shows off a lot. but I do want a tattoo, something small and easily hidden, that's just for me and has meaning to me alone. I respect myself a lot, I am neither a slut nor a whore, and would not abide anyone to treat me with any less respect than I deserve. injecting ink in your body.. yes... I can see how you mean it as damage, but there are many who do the same or worse. in the past when tribes stretched out their earlobes, pierced their skin, left burnmarks, and also used tattoos, they didn't do these things as disrespect towards their bodies.
I won't list drugs or alcohol because people automatically will jump to the equation of drugs/alcohols = more sluts and girls who can't be respected.
1) I bet most of the people who listed sluttiness/disrespect towards one's self and body as reasons for having a tattoo being a turn off, are not opposed to drinking.
2) if we are talking about damage and disrespect to one's body, why don't we go on to nutrition and diets? do you people even watch what you put in your bodies, all the crap that is mass produced, all that greasy disgusting fast food? some of you may stay in good shape and watch what you eat (congratulations, it's not an easy thing), but once again I bet the majority of who listed those same reasons why tattoos are a turn-off, do not.
3) finally, why is it YOU won't respect a girl with tattoos? she may/may not respect herself, but what does it say about you as a person if you treat people differentially like that? you obviously don't treat everyone with respect either. if someone doesn't respect themselves, you seem ready to jump on that and show them that same disrespect. instead why not look at the deeper reasons as to why that is, and try to be helpful? or at least, treat them as you would like to be treated and move on if they bother you.
we are all people, and we've just taken different turns down the road, and have come from different situations. just because someone has low self esteem and thinks they are not worth much, doesn't make them trash, or any less of a human being.
anyways, that's all.