To my eyes, about 95 percent of tattoos look rubbish, plus they’re permanent — unless you want to put yourself through multiple sessions of laser treatment, which are more expensive and painful than getting a tattoo in the first place. In preindustrial societies, tattooing is more painful and more dangerous than in modern societies.
Piercing the skin exposes the recipient of a tattoo to infection, and only those with the strongest immune systems can come through the process with their health intact.
What’s more, anyone who has visited a tattoo parlor knows that the number of available tattoo designs is virtually limitless.
This means it is very difficult to conclude from one study whether tattoos, as a whole, have a predictable effect on how a person is perceived.
Look, I can put a ball cap on backwards and sit at a bar with a big beer, and people will likewise think I'm more "aggressive and dominant". At the point when most of the people with tattoos age into their 40s and 50s, the teens and tweens won't see tattooing as a cool, radical, personal, counter-culture statement anymore. Tattoos will be something that mom and dad and grandpa and gramma think is normal, so young people will have to find some new and more extreme way of being shocking and controversial. Perhaps grafting an extra head to one's shoulders (your pet cat? I think a small, discrete tattoo can be attractive but extensive tattoos look (to me) like what we used to call "circus people" or "sideshow freaks." ..........Amazing how just a few celebs getting inked could start such a huge trend! I am currently removing 4 from my youth due to the fact tattoos are now popular.I cringe at the thought of being thought of as the same 19 year old I was when I got them and I cringe at the fact they are mainstream now and I have them.Women thought tattooed men would be worse partners and fathers than men without tattoos, perhaps because tattoos signal impulsiveness and a propensity for risk-taking — hardly the characteristics most women prioritize in a long-term partner.Both men and women agreed that a man with a tattoo looked more masculine, dominant, and aggressive.Like the commentator said above, I would like to see a study done on people who got tattoos, and follow them throughout their lives to see how their feelings about the tattoos changes over time (if they did change). Yes, even with excellent skin care (which most do not partake in) they fade. And I got sick of having them once they got popular.Anecdotal only: A few of my retired military friends who got many tattoos on their forearms regretted them later on in life aster the military. They felt a need to wear long sleeves to cover them up when working in a different environment after the military. Skin changes therefore they also 'move' in position. No way do I want to be grouped into that group at my age.If the other models that were photographed were similarly buff, this could be a problem.Tattoos are so culturally loaded with information that it is possible that the same tattoo could communicate different messages, depending on the bearer’s age, physical condition, or other variables the researchers didn’t investigate.) or deliberately amputating your legs so you can have high-tech robotic legs will be the next fad? Tattoos are also associated with convicted criminals, gang affiliations, biker gangs, and other counter-culture or antisocial types.Not people I would trust with any really important task or responsibility. On the other hand my 80 year old aunt has a cute little tattoo on her still-trim ankle, that she got only fairly recently! But I agree that as a person ages, extensive tattoos will probably begin to resemble some kind of bizarre skin disease or other.