Tattoos and such

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  1. twinimini

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    One of the things that rarely gets discussed about tattoos is the perception that they can create. We have a client who is going through a very messy divorce. His arms are completely covered with various tattoos of things like Confederate flags, skulls, etc. Now this is a guy who has built up several very successful businesses in two states so he's a very astute individual. Yet, when he's in the court room what someone sees first and foremost is the tatts. He is going to be judged for that and it will actually tend to hurt him in the child custody settlement as well as the financial end.

    So even though someone may see nothing wrong with the tattoos, not everyone feels the same way. I would have to say it is a buyer beware situation that you never know when the ink may come out and bite you.
     
  2. ScubaSteve

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    Have to respectively disagree with you on that one. Yes buyer beware, but you have to make smart choices to begin with when getting a tattoo. Tattoos on your face, neck or hands can throw off a negative stereotype, but that goes for anyone, even people with many tattoos. There is other skin on your body, these are typically the places to get inked last, or after individuals have made a lifetime commitment to not caring what anyone thinks in any situation, or knowing they will never have to worry about it.

    In any professional setting your client should probably have his tattoos covered to begin with. If I am going to court, or any situation along those lines, then I am going to have a suit coat on, or at least a long sleeved shirt w/tie. So no one would ever even know I have tattoos, therefor I couldn't throw off any type of image expect that of a business professional.

    I work at a 11.2 billion dollar fortune 500 company. My office is in the executive area at the company headquarters. I am in business attire daily, and 90% of people I work with have no idea I even have tattoos (and they go all the way down to my wrist). At events were we dress more casually, I still wear a long sleeve shirt and pants. However, the owner and CEO(an 80+ old school vet) knows me from the company gym. He knows I have tattoos, and calls me crazy, but that has nothing to do with the tattoos. They never come up in the office, and I guarantee have zero influence when it comes to my position or future advancements.

    Just to throw out another example. I spent lots of time consulting on the West Coast at major banks. I knew a SVP of Lending, that was very covered with tattoos. Some even showed if his dress shirt was slightly unbuttoned or his sleeves were rolled up. I questioned him on that, and he said that it is looked at very more commonplace out there then it is on the East coast. He said he didn't even have to cover them up, because no one cared. The CEO that hired him even had tattoos, so it was even less of a concern.

    Obviously everyone is entitled to formulate any type of opinion you want. You may never even know what that judge at divorce court may have under their robe. But I don't really think that tattoo perception is what it once was. Your client is probably making more of a mistake not dressing appropriately then he was getting a confederate flag tattoo.
     
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    I certainly understand your point and don't disagree with you. I think that judicious display of tattoos is wise. Your method makes sense and I don't disagree with your comment. My client takes things to an extreme with a skull and cross bones ring and other adornments which are not conducive to a legal setting. He will have a long sleeved shirt on I'm sure, but some of the tattoos will probably still show when the sleeves slide up a bit. Too bad because he's a great guy and his ex-wife to be is a looney tune!

    Tattoos on the hands, necks, and basically any exposed skin along with piercings that are exposed can lead to negative connotations and reactions. Personally I don't care, but not everyone feels that way.
     
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    Both points are valid. But there is a huge difference between the actual tattoos. when I see skull and cross bones, dragons, flowers.. and all the others it does not even catch my eye other than to check it out. No when I see gang related style tattoos that is where I will look closely at the person and not even notice the tattoos after but I doubt the common person can even notice any real difference in the two styles.

    So as far as I am concerned it's not tattoos but the actual art or the lack of as far as gang related tattoos go.
     
  6. ScubaSteve

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    True that. However most people aren't familiar with what would be a gang tattoo...unless you are a cop in a urban area.
     
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    The Scooby doo gang always had their work cut out for them. That damn Old man Smithers was out for them every time.. You know Velma was rocking a sweet ass lower back tattoo.
     
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    Let's see if it worked now since I edited where the picture was located. Golden Parnassus was nice, met lots of nice people, but I had more than enough time to read 3 books while I was there; so enough said. We have been to Temptation 3 times now.
     
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    Tramp, we remember seeing "many" of your piercings our last night at TTR (casino night). Glad to hear the backstory behind them.
     
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    I think the biggest issue with tattoos is placement. How it fits your body is just as important as the artwork.
     
  11. ScubaSteve

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    I know this thread never really took off, haha. But just wanted say I am excited because it is new tattoo time in less then a month...not as exciting as my TTR countdown, but still something to look forward to!
     
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    Got a new piece just so I could try to breathe some life into this thread, haha ;)

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    Some awesome artwork in here
     
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    Defibbulate this thread....

    Interesting points made.
    I have no tats, which is very unusual given my earlier career of being a full-on musician. Every time I had considered a design, after a while I always thought, 'Naah, that would suck', which kinda put me off long term. Along with some amazing artwork, I've seen plenty of tatt-regret!
    Piecing's have come and gone, not an issue as you can easily remove them. Yes, it was me that had rings in both nipples with a chain between them, I swear it improved my guitar playing at the time :icon_lol:
    My other gripe is how tats age. I have a good fb that I have been seeing for 12+ years, she has an incredible dolphin on her shoulder; at least, it was incredible. Three children, 12 years of sun and life, and it looks pretty average.

    No problems with seeing them on others, but me, I've chosen to rock the shaven clean look.
    Feel free to share pics, love seeing them!

    Totally agree with the perception that tats create also, be it a judge, your bank manager, your child's teacher, maybe even a possible partner if you're single. Just be aware of it.
     
  19. LadynTramp

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    and that is precisely why we're pierced. I (Dave) was addicted to piercings for a while! I had quite a few.....none of which could be seen with clothes on!
     
  20. Donna & Tim

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    I truly love looking at the art work of tastefully done tattoos, Neither one of us have any tats but our kids that another story.

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