so my question is what are your thoughs on this trend and do you have any tattoo's yourself?
- lovin it and have tattoo's on myself
- lovin it but don't have tattoo's myself
- dislike it but have a tattoo myself
- dislike it and have no tattoo's
Most Helpful Girl
A very expanded sense of the term modern here, in the way it might have been used in the industrial revolution; the 'modern era'... Tattoos have been common for most of the 20th century! I was born when tattoos were very normal, and have no frame of reference. I can't even begin to think about it in these terms; it's a question which is completely unintelligble for me. Also, my grandfather was a sailor, and doesn't have any tattoes himself (that I know of!) but most of his friends do; my uncle, also, has tattoos.
Also, tattoos not being 'mainstream' until 'rather recently in our history' is a very Eurocentric analysis! In most societies, they were normal from the beginning. Europe is simply late to the party...
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Most Helpful Guy
I don't consider this a modern trend. I mean, selfies are a modern trend, but not tattoos. That said, I do a lot of volunteer work so tattoos have sort of a negative connotation with me. I work with a lot of people who are trying to get their lives in order and they're invariably broke. They also all seem to like to blow what little money they have on tattoos. I don't see financially "normal" people buying tattoos they can't afford so...