Facial And Neck Tattoos, Why?

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  1. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Ok, I don't agree with the numerous tattoos young folks get today on arms, legs, feet and back, BUT, when they are on the face and neck...…..very questionable, to just plain?

    National news showed a guy, arrested for child abuse, along with his wife, and he had tattoos on his face and neck. Why on earth would a woman chose a man, let alone marry him, with tattoos in these places?

    There was a Buyer on Storage Wars that had tattoos all over him, including his face and neck.

    There are those that don't like the look of numerous tattoos on a person at all, let alone on their face and neck. Gives the total impression they are gang members and/or have definitely served time in a prison. There is actually a cable tv show that shows prison inmates with all of these tattoos.

    Anyone have any ideas of why tattoos in these places?
     
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    I can totally agree with you on this, @Cody Fousnaugh , and I think that some of these neck and facial tattoos look very ugly, and even to the boing of being disfiguring to the person.
    From what i can tell, there is a whole different mindset for those people who get (or like) all of those tattoos. I have a step-daughter who loves tattoos, and she seems to see them as a way of expressing herself and what she likes, or something that happened in her life.

    Some people who support a football team will wear shirts or hats with the team name on them. They drive cars with bumper-stickers, and even have bedding with the team colors. It is all a way to express their feelingas about the team, and their commitment to that team.
    It seems like the tattoo people have that same kind of mindset, but they express it with tattoos on their body instead of just clothes or bumper stickers .

    I guess the gruesome one are supposed to prove how tough a guy is, so maybe the girls that think the same way believe that these tattooed guys are cool.
     
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    To tell you the truth, @Yvonne Smith, this could be a controversial topic, due to how many family members totally accept that another family member has this or is either married or dating a guy that has them. Another thing, wonder why women don't get them this way, or perhaps there are some that do and I've never seen it.

    Men have to have a reason for getting them in those areas. Not all can be gang members or previous prison inmates. or perhaps they are? Don't know that either.

    Don't understand the "expression" of getting them. These folks have to know that getting them in those areas will knock them out of certain nice paying jobs. Funny, but when I think of a job for someone who has tattoos there, I think of a ride operator for a traveling amusement ride company. In my life, I've seen some pretty "way out there" ride operators of amusement rides.
     
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    There is a woman, about thirty years old, clerking in a Dollar Store, who has a large tattoo on one side of her neck, and a ring in her nose. While the ring can be removed, the tattoo is in such a place where she'd have to wear a turtle neck sweater in order to cover it, and I was thinking she was lucky even to find a job clerking in a Dollar Store. Whatever the job, if I were to choose between someone with such a tattoo and someone without, the tattoo would surely not give her an advantage.

    I understand tattoos, although I don't so much understand someone getting them as an adult. However, that was once a thing that was done in the military and still is, although there are regulations against it. Of course, that is also a prison thing. Are they trying to stand out in places where they are treated like a number? Or are they trying to fit in?

    I have a few of them on my my arms and I've worn long-sleeve shirts for much of my life, but at least I could cover them. They are not particularly embarrassing tattoos but I was about sixteen when they were done, and I'd rather not have them. At this point in my life, I don't so much care, and don't bother with the long-sleeve shirts. But having on my face or neck?
     
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    A few months before meeting my wife, I was seriously thinking about getting an Eagle tattooed on each arm, below the elbow. But, didn't go through with it. Definitely glad that I didn't, because my wife doesn't like tattoos at all, let alone any body piercings, except for the ears.

    Never once gave it a thought about getting them on my face or neck.

    Sort of odd, but there are numerous big cities that tattoos, no matter where they are, are pretty much accepted. I think we live in one of those cities, from what we have seen here in Walmart.
     
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    I don't have a tattoo. As a young man in the military I resisted pressure from fellow GI's to get a tattoo. Several times when everyone in my circle all got tattoos, I refused. Early on as a patriotic young man I did consider a tattoo. An uncle wore a "Death Before Dishonor" tattoo on his forearm. I am not opposed to anyone wanting or having a decent-looking tattoo. But these body, neck and facial tattoos I find repulsive. I wouldn't want someone representing my company who wore those ugly, distasteful markings. But today I suppose it is everyone to his own cup of tea.
     
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    I remember, a number of years ago, before rulings came that companies could no longer discriminate against hiring due to tattoos, a young lady in Los Angeles had an interview for an Executive Outside Sales job. She was told the starting salary was $80k a year, with a Sign-On bonus. They seen a couple of visible tattoos on her arms and told her straight up they wouldn't hire her unless the tattoos came off. There was no discussing this, the company was quite firm about what they had told her. She didn't argue, simply said "ok". She found a doctor in Los Angeles that done just that...….removed tattoos. Her parents paid for the removals and she got the job. The doctor stated in an interview that he has done many of these "removals" to young folks who were offered a job, under the same condition this young girl was...…remove or no hire.

    Don't know what Sear's tattoo and body piercings policies are today, but a few years ago a sales clerk told me that he couldn't wear his ear ring during working hours. At lunch he could put it in, but that was it.

    I'm not totally sure, but I think even "high end" stores today have to hire people with tattoos and body piercings. Perhaps not all of them do, but I'm sure there are some.

    Walmart is very famous for hiring folks with numerous tattoos, but haven't seen any facial or neck ones there.
     
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    But, to most of us, facial and neck tattoos definitely aren't the same as that thread I done some time back.. There is one thing about numerous tattoos on arms, legs, feet and back.……..but, facial and neck ones are really scary and just how necessary? The "Freedom of Expression" thing is just a cop-out to me for getting any of them, especially the facial and neck ones.
     
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    I only posted one example but I remember a thread that had a pic of someone with his whole,face covered and even horns implanted.

    My answer is the same wether its body or face....I don't like them, unless small and hidden.

    I could picture myself getting something very small in memory of someone but that's it. But if I liked them I would get them because I feel it's my body....and I can do what I please and that includes ending my life if it becomes unbearable.

    Nobody has to like my choice and I have to live with the consequences....
     
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    Agree, face and neck should be avoided. Its sending out a message which is a negative one
    I would avoid a person that has them
     
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    There isn't a single tattoo in my whole family, I'd certainly shock them if I got even a discreet one. :)

    Just as an aside...no divorces either. :)
     
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    I am sure that companies still discriminate against people with tattoos though, but simply don't tell them why someone else was being hired instead.
     
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    Good to hear :)
     
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    Well, at least so far. :)
     
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    I'm considering having a portrait of President Coolidge tattooed on my elbow.
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    I think I'll have Eisenhower's forehead tattooed on my forehead.
     
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    I would recommend investing in tattoo removal services. The face and neck ones tend to get really unsightly when the skin ages due to the fact that the skin--particularly on the neck--is thin and tends to wrinkle and sag, Combine that with the fading of the ink....
     
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    @Cody Fousnaugh
    My wife's brother in law left her sister after 34 years of marriage, in favor of a woman 30 years his junior, having large shaved areas of her scalp covered with tattoos. He himself looks like a throw-back from the hippies days, scraggly dirty-looking beard now down to his waist, hair in back same. Perhaps such weirdness thrives upon itself.
    Frank
     
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    Ten years ago when I started working for the big box store I use to work for, you could have a tattoo as long as it was covered. And absolutely no face piercings with hardware. By the time I left a couple months back, those rules were no longer in effect. Although I still have not seen face tattoos there.
     
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    The U.S. Army (not sure about the other branches) will no longer allow the enlistment of anyone with a visible tattoo. If someone already has a tattoo who is already in the military then they will have to leave once their contract is up or have the tattoo(s) surgically removed.

    They enacted their policy a couple of years ago so if the military can go against enlisting tattooed individuals then I imagine the same policy can be legally enacted by civilian employers but it might depend on state law rather than federal.
     
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    What if there was a draft? Could you get out of it by getting a tattoo?
     
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    If in the event that the draft was ever reinstated the reasoning would have to be so catastrophic that even a bow legged last daughter of a nearly dying farmer would be called and confirmed.
     
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    My brother tried to enlist three times during the vietnam war and was turned away for being to short. A year later they drafted him.
     
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    I sometimes see people with a tattoo of barbed wire around their neck. :confused: I have to wonder, "WHY?????????????"
     
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