Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Don't ruin the canvas.
I was at my sister's place and she was wearing shorts. She had a large tattoo on her leg, just above the knee. I asked if it was real and she said yes. I was very surprised, I never thought she would do that, I asked if it was a mid-life crisis, she gave me her disapproving eye roll and sigh. It's an interesting tattoo, a maple leaf in fall colour with a native American touch to it and some themes within. She said that is the one and only tattoo she is interested in getting.
I don't have any tattoos, I'm not really interested in getting one but I'm not against getting one. Personally I find when it comes to tattoos, less is more. I think the human body is nature's canvas for it to paint on, adding one or two interesting tattoos can enhance someone's look but don't mess it up. You wouldn't plaster a dragon eating a flaming skull and "I love Brittany" across the Mona Lisa.
I have noticed sadly a new trend, many good looking young guys, in nice shape, become covered in tattoos. I find it takes away from their looks. I also hate how it looks like they are wearing a shirt even when they are not, I know that is my own preference but I find too many tattoos a turn off. One or two small ones on the arm, shoulder or chest can actually make a guy look more erotic but an entire scene from some sort of armageddon event is a huge turn off.
I really dislike the ones that run up and down both sides of a man's body, especially the barbed wire or the ones that look like blades or spider legs. It looks cliche because so many guys get those, they are trying to be an individual by looking like everyone else with the same tattoo, ironic. What is up with the penis tattoos, that's one thing that I am never doing, actually I mean NEVER, ouch, ouch. I think shrinkage would come into play regarding this situation. Anyway, this is just my preference, I'm sure there are many people who feel the complete opposite.