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Tattoo realities…

January 7, 2009

A biker dude with long blonde hair, a bandana on his head, dark shades, with his body all covered with tattoos. A babe in bikini, showing off a lot of skin with a tattoo in an objectionable spot.

Life filled with fun. No responsibilities. A fashion statement… Show off…?

Now, a 67 year old grandma in a skirt with a ballerina tattoo on her leg. She got it done a month ago. Why..? What’s unusual..?

Why does she have that..? It is a tribute to her granddaughter who wanted to become a ballerina but couldn’t live to see her 9th birthday. She died in a car accident. Granny wanted to show her grief & love towards her granddaughter and so she decided to have this tattoo.

Generally people with tattoos are seen as those who don’t take life seriously and that they are aloof. But that is not true. I watched many an episodes of Miami Ink & LA ink, and came to know of many stories of why people have tattoos.

Over 70% of the tattoos are display of love towards a loved one (dead or alive). Friends forever, victory over the evil in them, moving forward in life, everything can be expressed in tattoo. It is just like a blog where we write whatever we want. Intention is to express the feelings.

I always liked tattoos. I feel that is also an ‘Art’. It is an art of the brave. Not only it is painful but it is also permanent.

It shows great strength & determination and that the person will go to any extent to reach his goal. People with tattoos are misjudged. A common stereotype.

Look in the hearts of these people. They have feelings and they have the courage to express it.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. January 7, 2009 2:59 pm

    very interesting view….

  2. January 7, 2009 6:17 pm

    Do you have a tattoo or do you intend to get one? I am way too scared to bring that needle any way near my body. I love it as art!

  3. January 7, 2009 6:42 pm

    True indeed! And anyone calling people having tattoos as jobless are plain ignorant!

    Its an expression of their ideas, love for something /some one – like you said.

    And it sure is a beautiful art 🙂 How many people can really do all that intricate work on someone’s body without hurting them too much?

    Nice post 🙂

  4. January 7, 2009 7:16 pm

    damm!!! i always wanted to get one!!! now ur jus pushin me!

  5. January 8, 2009 5:09 am

    Max – Thanks dear.. 🙂

    Varun – Not yet but ‘kuch pane k liye kuch khona padta hai’ that is what tattooes are all about overcoming your fears for something u believe in…

    Sindhu – thank you.. i am happy that u atleast got to have a temporary one..

    Prasad – not u…i am trying to push me so that i can convince my family to let me have one…

  6. January 12, 2009 1:09 pm

    i plan to have a tattoo, and yeap it’s to express my love for a certain subject. 🙂 i hope i have the guts to do it when i have the cash! i think that grandma’s tattoo story is so beautiful.

  7. January 12, 2009 3:25 pm

    yeah , u bet we have feelings.. just got an angel last year 😉 .. and no it doesn’t hurt .. the permanent thingie is a lil scary .. but as long as u don’t get u r girlfrnd/boyfriend’s name tatooed , i think things are salvageable !!

    • January 13, 2009 5:24 am

      sulz – thanks..
      i m sure u’ll get one..

      bhargavi – lucky u…
      ya getting ur BF’s or GF’s name as a tattoo could turn out to be a major blunder.. ;_)

  8. January 22, 2009 11:54 pm

    I was supposed to get a tattoo done last year! Well, thats one of my secret resolutions this year .LOL.

    • January 24, 2009 5:40 am

      hope u do get that done before the year ends…

  9. January 29, 2009 12:01 pm


    Nice blog and loved this post of yours.. I’ve got a tattoo and i dint get it so i can show off something… it was to have somethin that means a lot to me- Butterfly!!! 😀

    Do let me know if you get one… 🙂

  10. April 1, 2009 6:26 am

    cool ya….have never thought dis way….interesting 2 know dis….:):)


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