Fandango’s Provocative Question (17 November 2021)

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Fandango Provocatively asks:

Do you have any tattoos? What is the meaning or significance of them? If you do have tattoos, do you have any regrets about any of them?

I’m wary of doing anything that can’t be undone, and that includes getting a tattoo. It always felt like something I could very likely regret, so why do it in the first place? So no, no tatts.

One likely regret is that it might have looked attractive when my skin was young and firm, but maybe butt ugly when my skin is old and flabby.

Really, for me, any bodily displays, any form of nudity, tatts, etc. are for the young. Us flabby old farts should keep ourselves covered. I suspect that’s why the fashion industry uses twenty-year-olds rather than seventy-year-olds.

There will doubtless be people who’ll tell me that tattoos can be removed, but no, they can’t. Not removed, restoring the skin to its original condition.

Don’t get me wrong – tatts can be attractive. But it ain’t necessarily so.

This was the symbol for the German CND, back in the day

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

20 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question (17 November 2021)”

  1. I never liked tattoos and I don’t think there’s something wrong with it! Everyone has the right to choose even though sometimes I see some that are really ugly and it makes me wonder with which criteria they choose the subject.

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  2. If I had ever gotten one it would have been too small to find it. No, I think you’re right, they don’t think what they
    will look like as they age. the butterfly on the top of your breast will be all ugly as it stretches toward your navel.

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  3. Having a fair few myself I guess I am biased in my view. But to me tattoos are another way for me to express who I am – internally, externally and even culturally.
    I don’t have any badly drawn tweetie birds or dolphins though – so that helps 😉🖤

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