Archive for November 2011
It’s officially the holiday shopping season. Along with every store having deals, even tattoo shops have them. Where I have gotten all of my tattoos from, The Electric City Tattoo Shop, is running a deal. For every $100 spent on a gift certificate, an extra $25 free will be added. They run this special every year, and this year it began November 25th and runs until the end of 2011. Gift certificates can be used on tattoos &/or piercings.
Not only is this the perfect gift for any tattoo lover, but it’ll also allow them to maybe get that extra tattoo or add a little something extra that they originally wouldn’t have been able to afford.
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As a young girl I grew up with Barbie dolls. Now almost all of them are either in some box in my parent’s basement or were given away to younger cousins. But Barbie has now moved into the modern times, and Mattel has introduced a new collector Barbie that is covered in tattoos.
This Barbie sells for $50, so this pricy Barbie isn’t exactly for play. Collectors want this doll, and since its release and up to this day, this Barbie is sold out . Tattoo Barbie is actually named Tokidoki Barbie. She sports a short pink bob, black shirt with a heart and cross bones, cheetah leggings and a dog. But the most distinctive aspect of this doll is the fact that she has tattoos everywhere, including her arms, chest and back.
While this Barbie is meant to be sold as a collector’s item, it is drawing some huge criticism from parents, Christian groups, etc. Some parents have said that Barbie is a role model, and they do not want their children to grow up and aspire to have tattoos. While some people defend this Barbie, stating that tattoo artists’ children can now have a Barbie that is more fit in their lifestyle, most people are against this Barbie.
Credits: http://lagunaniguel.patch.com/articles/tattoo-barbie-totally-trendy-or-way-out-of-line, http://www.forbes.com/sites/elmirabayrasli/2011/10/24/the-ink-on-tattoo-barbie-so-what/
Who doesn’t love the holidays? You get time off from your job, hopefully, tons of food and time to relax and spend time with your family. But could you love them so much to get them permanently tattooed on you? I know it’s not something I could do, but apparently there are some holiday die-hards out there.
image sources: http://www.tatoo-designs.net/pumpkin-tattoo-holiday-themed-tattoo/, http://www.zimbio.com/Santa+Claus/articles/ZGyeONfll9t/Tattooed+Santa+Claus, http://themusicink.wordpress.com/2011/10/13/christmas-tattoos/
Recently, I was looking at some videos on youtube and came across tattoo mistake that were recorded. This video is a prime example. First off, I’ve never had an artist spray and wipe off my excess ink, mine have always put a&d ointment or afterink on right after finishing a section. And secondly, no one seems fully affected my such a permanent mistake. I know I would be freaking out if just the beginning of my tattoo was messed up and thinking that more mistake would be made.
What do you guys think about this? What would your reaction be?
Every been such a huge fan on something, that you decided to get it tattooed on you? Seems a little silly to me, but I’ve actually seen a large amount of people with tattoos like this.
I can understand a sports related tattoo, if you played on that winning team. But as far as bands, or books people do understand that these feelings change. A band can put out a new CD and they can hate it, it’s happened before.
What do you think about fan based tattoos?
Image credits: http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/twilight-fan-tattoos-175107534.html, http://www.ratemyink.com/?action=ssp&pid=70655, http://shoulditattoo.com/college-tattoos-jeopardize-future-employment, http://www.fanpop.com/spots/linkin-park/images/6188857/title/tattoo-fanart, http://crimsonandredxx.deviantart.com/art/My-Atreyu-Tattoo-48553983
I thought this section was very interesting and related to my post last week.
And then there’s the issue of tattoos and piercings. For the past few decades, it’s likely that coffeehouse baristas and graphic designers would be adorned with tattoos or piercings, but now, it’s just as likely that the kindergarten teacher, bank manager, or real estate agent is sporting ink or a nose ring. Nearly half of 26-40-year-olds (40%) and 36% of 18-25-year-olds have tattoos, and 22% of 26-40-year-olds and 30% of 18-25-year-olds have at least one body piercing, according to the Pew Research Center.
But what I found most interesting were in these two paragraphs.
There are differences in opinions of men versus women having tattoos. Men are allowed to be a little rebellious and punk rock (both men and women have some admiration for a “bad boy”), where as, women, not so much. While societal norms are shifting, it’s happening slowly. Women can be wild in private but should still be ladylike in public, and visible tattoos make that impossible in some people’s eyes.
Despite the widespread prevalence of workers with these adornments, there’s no consensus among employers on how to address them. “I think it depends on the location of the tattoo and how easily it can be covered up. Girls with neck tattoos can just wear their hair down,” says Ellan Tong of media agency 26 Dot Two.
I thought this was very true. That men can get away with having more visible tattoos with women, but if women have visible tattoos they are expected to cover them. This also pertains to piercing too, because any type of ear piercing can be hidden for a woman, whereas a man can’t do that.
article credit: http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/power-your-future/visible-tattoos-other-corporate-no-nos-193828198.html