Each of these examples is to show pride in the groups people belong to or the transition from childhood to adulthood. The most basic reason for this type of tattooing is to stand out of the crowd. Some people may get a tattoo to just be different or make a statement. There are still some cultures that frown upon tattoos, so one would get tattooed to shake things up. The United States has had a turnaround over the last 20 years or so, to that now “Getting Inked” is culturally acceptable.
But does this have any truth behind it? In my opinion society is still very close-minded when it comes to tattoos. I still notice the look of disapproval when a person with one or more visible tattoos is seen in public. Society is very quick to judge and people with tattoos are often stereotyped as irresponsible and unintelligent. But does this have any truth behind it?
That’s what they talk about on a daily basis. It’s what they love. Some rappers have rapped out of a thesaurus. When I think of all the values and beliefs that the Nerdcore community possesses, the first and most obvious thing that comes to mind is that that value nerdiness. They are proud to be nerds and they are not afraid to show the world that nerds can rap too.
Today, tattoos are mainstream. Many of our professional athletes, movie stars, and musicians have visible tattoos. Popular reality TV shows like “Miami Ink”, “LA Ink”, and “Inked” are dedicated to tattoos and tattoo artists. Tattooing has become so popular, that if a person does not have a tattoo, he or she most likely knows someone who does. With this new fad comes the question; can they be removed?
America is the melting pot of the world where diversity and cultures are welcomed. Society is begging to accept “ink”. People that work in business usually have them where they are not easily seen, but a roofer for example it is okay to have them where they are easily seen. If a tattoo is placed appropriately on your body and it is something tasteful, why not. Many celebrities state “tattoos aren't there just to look cool and different.
Art is not just something to hang on walls, but is a living, breathing phenomenon. This trend is growing all over and with many different types of people. The taboos against tattoos and piercings are finding less of a handhold as more people fall in love with them. Tattoos have a long, fascinating history and the popularity is steadily growing. There was a time when tattoos and piercings were, by many people, considered offensive as well as disgusting.
Tattoo Acceptance Many people see others with a tattoo or piercing and automatically think that they are a bad person. Most people do not accept those with them in the work place. Especially in white collar jobs. I strongly disagree like the fathers of this country I think that everyone should be treated equally. For one a tattoo does not signify your level of intelligence, the tattoo doesn’t even affect the brain.
Beauty is a very elusive subject to grasp. This subject can only be defined by either the inside or outside of a person. America as a whole has its own stereotype of what beauty looks like for men and women; for women, it is being tall and skinny with long hair and for men, it is being tall and dark with a fit body. The problem today is that most people don’t think that their inner beauty is good enough and go through extreme lengths to try to hide what makes up their true beauty. A person can barely see someone’s true beauty nowadays because it is usually covered up by a load of make up, a pair of fake breasts, or a couple pieces of hair extensions.
This can be done by keeping up good personal public image. When celebrities are looked upon as role models they should live up to their public responsibility and leave a positive impact on the fans. Superstars should be responsible role models for today’s youth. It is hard to avoid news of celebrity antics, whether or not one is interested. Because celebrities are generally thrust into the public eye because of a particular talent but, once they are in the public eye, every aspect of their behaviour is under scrutiny.
These examples of modern media have also had a great impact on the way that we see tattooing today. It has changed the view of tattoos from something that would previously viewed as the’ scum of the earth’, to a more commercial, influential and popular product of sorts. Sometimes it is the simple attraction to something exotic that influences one to try the unknown. It is that same the charm and unique quality that brings people closer to tattoos, that drives others away. Many stereotypes have been made about people who embrace tattoos.