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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoIsThat? View Post
    While we're on the subject, what motivates a person to get a tattoo?
    What is that tattoo supposed to tell others (what it actually tells others is a different issue)?

    Scroll down about halfway on this page:

    http://www.yourplasticsurgeryguide.c...oo-removal.htm
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    women are more likely to seek tattoo removal than men and may be motivated by the social stigma associated with tattoos and negative comments made by others.
    Not many women in the HVAC field, I'd guess.

    Their answers were compared with responses to a similar survey conducted in 1996.
    So attitudes are constant for at least 10 years. We need the attitudes of others, though.


    for. . .
    to feel unique or
    independent or
    to make certain life experiences stand out.

    against. . .
    getting a new job or career,
    problems with clothes, being stigmatized or
    marking an occasion, such as a birthday, marriage or
    newly found independence.

    So independence is a reason to get a tattoo and to remove a tattoo.


    Employers do not want independence; for this they hire consultants. They want people to follow orders and not embarrass the company.

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    Hey, why in the hell not?...with the way society is going ya might as well have tats, a giant afro, stretched lobes, a big ol plate in your bottom lip, a bone through your nose, a stretched neck, painted finger nails, shrunkin heads hangin from yer belt and two right chuck taylor sneakers.
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    I think you have to read betrween the lines a little when wordks like "independent" and "unique" are used.

    A more frank assessment might be rebellion against authority, love/hated of self, and exhibitionism.

    Here is another page:

    http://clinical-psychology.suite101....ut_who_you_are
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    I think you have to read betrween the lines a little when wordks like "independent" and "unique" are used.

    A more frank assessment might be rebellion against authority, love/hated of self, and exhibitionism.

    Here is another page:

    http://clinical-psychology.suite101....ut_who_you_are
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisoc...ality_disorder
    Now it gets interesting.
    CEOs are generally sociopaths, so if the tattooee somehow manages to get hired and happens to be a sociopath, he might become the company CEO. The trick is to get through the front gate, so to speak.

    The Mask of Sanity is a classic book on this subject, and I think the airline passenger who climbed on top of the drink cart and did something very offensive was an example. The cart had to be declared a bio-hazard.
    "fantastic and uninviting behavior, with drink or without"

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    my original post was about would it be hard to find a job with 3 small tatoos on my forearm. I think its interesting how this post has taken off like it has, and gone way beyond what I thought it would. I do appriciate everyone taking the time to reply but I do want to say this. Whoever said that tattoos are associated with drugs, jail and alchoholism is completly ignorant. That is like saying every white man who shaves his head is associated with the skinheads and the neo-nazi movement.........they are both complete generalizations and ignorant statements

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamste81 View Post
    my original post was about would it be hard to find a job with 3 small tatoos on my forearm. I think its interesting how this post has taken off like it has, and gone way beyond what I thought it would. I do appriciate everyone taking the time to reply but I do want to say this. Whoever said that tattoos are associated with drugs, jail and alchoholism is completly ignorant. That is like saying every white man who shaves his head is associated with the skinheads and the neo-nazi movement.........they are both complete generalizations and ignorant statements
    I trust that you are a young guy, and have not lived long enough to know how most people who own homes think of people who are likely to take on a tattoo.

    I wish you could meet my niece and her friends. EVERY ONE of them has tats, and not one of them is worth a s***.

    While I have reason to believe you are nothing like my niece's friends, no one knows that except you and me. When you show up at a customers door, they don't think "you," they think "them."

    And, that's the problem with tattoos. To not recognize that would be truly ignorant.
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    this is how people are designed

    http://www.psychologytoday.com/artic...01-000029.html

    and it might have some purpose, otherwise it would have been bred out of humans a long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    I trust that you are a young guy, and have not lived long enough to know how most people who own homes think of people who are likely to take on a tattoo.

    I wish you could meet my niece and her friends. EVERY ONE of them has tats, and not one of them is worth a s***.

    While I have reason to believe you are nothing like my niece's friends, no one knows that except you and me. When you show up at a customers door, they don't think "you," they think "them."

    And, that's the problem with tattoos. To not recognize that would be truly ignorant.

    I find it so interesting that in your original reply to my post you defend military tattoos. you put that unless it is a marine tattoo that reminds you of your service days that i should really consider getting them lasered off. Ho w do you not know that what i have is just as important to me as a guy who was in the marines?? Why is a military tattoo acceptable but maybe a relative who passed away, having their name and date of death is not just as important to me. I know you do not know what I have, and I enjoy our respectful "argument" about this point, but I dont think you can say one tattoo is ok and another is not

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamste81 View Post
    my original post was about would it be hard to find a job with 3 small tattoos on my forearm. I think its interesting how this post has taken off like it has, and gone way beyond what I thought it would. I do appriciate everyone taking the time to reply but I do want to say this. Whoever said that tattoos are associated with drugs, jail and alchoholism is completly ignorant. That is like saying every white man who shaves his head is associated with the skinheads and the neo-nazi movement.........they are both complete generalizations and ignorant statements

    I am really in trouble, I shave my head, have earing's and tattoo's! ROFL

    Live each day like it is your last, for one day you will be right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac r us 2 View Post
    I am really in trouble, I shave my head, have earing's and tattoo's! ROFL

    Do you have a bone through your nose?...if not, you should get one.
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    If you had a favorite tattoo, and you somehow found on the Internet that not having this tattoo would increase your chances of employment by X%, would you remove it if

    X was 5%, so your employment chance went from 5% to 10%?

    X was 5%, so your employment chance went from 90% to 95%?

    Suppose you pay big bucks to have it removed and then you lose your job a week later?

    It's clear that you have to find a CEO with tattoos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
    Do you have a bone through your nose?...if not, you should get one.

    ROFLMAO!!!!!!! Yeah...maybe!
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