I love looking at other people's body art, especially when I'm riding the bus. If they catch me staring, I always tell them that I like their tattoo/ink/body art/henna/piercings etc. Usually they are friendly and we strike up a conversation about it. But is it rude to stare? I don't have any tattoos of my own, so I can't be sure how I'd feel being on the other side.
I don't mind if they stare.
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My art, my body--eyes off!
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Don't mind if you look, but try not to be so obvious about it
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Look if you must, but don't speak unless spoken to
having a look is one thing but staring is rude and outright creepy, i've joined a new gym recently and this steroid junkie trainer starts eyeballing me which made me so uncomfortable , i greeted him on first day but chose to not greet him again ever , i mean i had to personally raise a complaint with the management when the guy in the locker room who works there was standing right opposite me and staring while i am doing my stuff, he doesn't even walks away when i am getting in to my workout gear, i never had a a such uncomfortable experience in switching over gyms
Well, they got them for a reason, which is to make a public statement. I mean, sometimes in general staring can be rude, but looking at someone's tattoo is not offensive.
I currently don't have a tattoo but am planning on getting one (actually two) pretty soon. I wouldn't really care if someone stared at it, because the reason I am getting them is because they reflect who am I and what I want people to know about me.
I don't think it's rude. I mean if you didn't want the attention you probably shouldn't have chose to draw all over yourself. At least that's how I feel.
True story; I had a "friend" who had "Pussy Killer" tattoo'd really large on his arm then got offended when people looked at it. Not the brightest kid. I thought it was a cool tat though; I mean who does that?
Same as you, I like to look but I don't really say unless they catch me squinting to try work out what their tatts are. I have tattoos, not in places you'd see riding the bus or something but when people do see them when I'm out at a pub or something I don't mind if they look. What I'm not a fan of is when guys come up to me and just really prolongs a conversation about my tattoos. It's like yeah we've done that subject now, find something else interesting to talk about!
I have the all seeing eye tattooed on my ankle and people look at it like the illuminati will pop out of my leg and kill them. Its annoying If they're looking at it or any of my other ones without being rude pieces of shit then go ahead have a look.
Not at all, you're admiring art, nothing wrong with that! If they choose their placement for tattoo to be on their breast for example and wear a low cut tank, they might misinterpret peeps starring at their chest rather then the ink work, but who's faults that?