Friday, September 18, 2009


Where do you stand on tattoos?


I always find them a bit unsavoury (my favourite word at the moment). It's probably a generation thing, but tattoos still say docks, flick knives or so drunk I didn't know what was goin on m'lud.

Anyway, as I've mentioned before, I rarely do anything irreversible like piercing my ears or giving birth.

So when Becks ran out in his short sleeved shirt at Wembley last week I was not impressed
. Although the arms were awful, they can be covered. But what will that neck look like when he's 75?

Let's hope this is back in fashion by then.

And on Wednesday I discovered he was chosen by adults as the most suitable role model for children! And there's worse - second on the list is David Cameron!!!!!

Here's a pic of Dave's arse.




Blogger Roses said...

First! Yay!

I'm afraid I do irreversible things. I've given birth, have pierced ears and a nose stude and I'm thinking about a tattoo.

I like 'unsavoury' as an adjective. Yep, I think I'll keep it.

1:04 pm  
Blogger xl said...

I don't understand getting a tattoo that one can't see. Otherwise, I have no opinions about other's tattoos.

This is my personal take on tattoos.

Oh Hai Roses!

1:54 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

Piercings and tattoos - all unsavoury.

2:50 pm  
Blogger savannah said...

well, i've given birth 4 times, i have pierced ears and i've considered a tattoo, but at my advanced age a tat is just so common, sugar! every aging boomer is doing it! *sigh*
but, other than that, i'm ok with tattoos. xoxoxox

2:56 pm  
Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

I have several holes in my ears (but not at the top) and nowhere else, although I have at times considered the bellybutton piercing thing. But now I have a scar from laparoscopic surgery so it's a bit too lumpy there - it would probably end up crooked and that would just be stupid.

Tattoos - as a nurse I have see a lot of old, wrinkly skin with tats... makes them look like they were done on crumpled paper. Not a good thing!

I don't mind one or two on, say, the upper arm of a man, provided they aren't skulls or demons or such. My oldest sister had four - including a gorgeous dragonfly in the centre of her upper back, which was done in light yellow, purple, green and blue. Very artistic with fine outlines, so it didn't look coarse. Of all the tats I've seen, that one was the most artistic.

But for me personally... no thanks!

3:03 pm  
Blogger Istvanski said...

I've got one tattoo (done when I was 18 - spent my first dole cheque on it) and considering my next one 22 years later. I know a couple of people with 'suits' and they look like a human doodle pad. Some of the work is beautiful though. I'm fine with them.

3:07 pm  
Blogger garfer said...

Me and my brother
were talkin' to each other
'bout what makes a man a man,
is it brain or brawn or
the month you were born,
I just didn't understand.


de diddle de diddle de de.

3:18 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

I have a friend who has had a lot of tattoos done but you don't really notice them. They're alright in certain places but the legs and the feet should not be soiled. David Beckham has one on one side of his chest which says "Right Tit".

Who are these people who think David Cameron is a good role model whereas Gordon Brown is a bad role model? For children? What sort of child acts like a boring adult? For Christ's sake, let the children play! I believe the children are the future!

3:43 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

Dave should have his backside immortalized in my gallery of alluring arses.

3:51 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I've been considering a nose stud for 30 years. But I sniffle a lot and used to have rhinitis.
Not an attractive combination methinks.

A tattoo you didn't sanction - that is alarming.
I can see it was necessary though.

I recommend its use. Once you start it seems to apply to most things. Or Does that say something about me?

That tattoo in the top pic is nice.
I don't think tattoos are a British bloomer thing - but -perhaps I don't know enough to give an opinion.

It's only the nose stud that I've ever fancied.
I suppose even the nose wrinkles eventually - that's the problem as you say. In an old bloke, the back of the neck can be so groovy - and not in a good way.
That dragonfly sounds gorgeous.

Those 'suits' are usually so awful. Anyway - we get tired of a shirt design or a sweater.
How do we know we will still like a suit tattoo in 40 years time?

'You'll be there when I die

Why the legs particularly - I hate Beckham's arms and neck. I thought the right tit on the side of his chest was Victoria.

George Benson has been awarded the prize for stating the bleeding obvious - but who gives a shit about the future?
Especially with Dave in charge.

4:07 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

But we need a balanced view so I'll have to get a pic of Gordon's as well.
When are you going to publish Geoff's?

4:09 pm  
Blogger geraldgee said...

I could live with that butterfly tattoo,do you have her phone number?

4:31 pm  
Blogger zIggI said...

my first born has one even though I told her not to.

it isn't the only thing she's done that I told her not to.

not doing what your told is in the rules of being a daughter.

telling daughters that they shouldn't do things that are unsavory is in the rules for mothers.

the two never ever go together in any positive way.

I have not told my second born not to get a tattoo.

she hasn't got a tattoo (yet).

this is what I have learned about tattoos (and daughters).

5:14 pm  
Blogger Steve said...

Tatts are tatty. Period. The skin gets more elastic with age. Any tattoo is going to look like a Dali reject by the time the owner is 81. And who wants cowhorns above your buttocks when the nurses are carrying you to the commode?

6:05 pm  
Blogger Kerrie said...

I did consider getting a tattoo with " This Way Up " ,on my back but then someone told me they call a tattoo on your back a tramp stamp. This put me right off the idea,but I did think that particular tattoo may be useful when I become a pensioner.
I don't find them unsavoury but nor do I like to see a lot of them.

6:08 pm  
Blogger Rog said...

Giving birth IS reversible, albeit painful and not a little unsavoury.

My favourite sign is "Ear Piercing WHILE YOU WAIT".

Dave's arse is George Osbourne.

6:39 pm  
Blogger Macy said...

Oh I came so close to getting one on my ankle way back in the 1980's. SO GLAD I didn't. I'd look like the oldest slapper on the block now.

7:07 pm  
Blogger Madame DeFarge said...

I'm with you Kaz. They can look good, but increasingly wrinkled over time. Just draw on your hand with a biro like normal people, that's my approach.

8:36 pm  
Blogger Tom said...

I have loads Kaz... another sign of my past life..
I started having them at around 14.... using indian ink in the school art lessons...
Now 35 years later they look like blue blobs no matter how good your eye are. I also have a boddingtons beer barrel on my head... oh! yes and a swallow on the side.... I can remember when having them was enough to have folks turn their head away in either disgust, or scared I might start talking to them.. ha! now everyone seems to be having them..
I was concidering having some rabbits tattooed on my forehead....they might look like hares from a distance. :O)

8:52 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Hello Gerald:
I'm not at liberty to divulge - but I'm sure a handsome southern gent like yourself would have a long queue of similar beauties.

I'd love to have seen your face when you saw the tattoo.
No2 daughter will be too scared.

At 81 and in that situation I doubt if you would care about a few tattoos.
That's the good news.

Thanks for the advice.
I'll be down the parlour tomorrow!

Is George's arse Boris Johnson?
I wish both their unsavoury births had been reversed.
Is it too late?

A teeny one might have looked good.
But you can always get a transfer or use henna if you feel the need.

Yes - and that way I never forget Kev's name or will have to alter it to Wayne at some later date.

Did that Boddington's barrel come from Strangeways brewery:)
Hares - hahaha!
I love how your comments follow on seamlessly from one post to the next.
That takes real talent.

9:21 pm  
Blogger Ackworth born said...

I'm too squeamish about needles ever to have considered a tattoo - I'm OK about people who have them (like Tom for example) and I appreciate artistic ones and the best do age quite nicely - but I've never understood the penchant for body piercings with the possible exception of the navel.

9:22 pm  
Blogger Scarlet-Blue said...

If I had a tattoo on my foot then I'd stand on it.
It's Friday night and I am addled!
No no no.... I don't like them. I think one of my first posts was about me working in a tattoo parlour though! I keep thinking I should delete them.
Tattoo post.
I hasten to add I've never worked in a parlour, nor had a boyfriend called Stuart!
Apologies for waffling on, Friday night etc...

9:56 pm  
Blogger Tom said...

Kaz the Boddingtons Beer Barrel come complete with the Boddington Bees... on top it says Cheshire Chese Hyde... and on either side it says Jim & Val. They of course were the landlord and landlady... Val was one of Doctor Harold Shipmens victims. They say drinking can go to your head... in my case it really did :O)

3:09 am  
Blogger nwtrunner said...

Kaz - have never had a tattoo, nor do I ever really wish to have one. After one marathon in Victoria, British Columbia I went into a tattoo parlour and I saw one of a black bear that really interested me. But then, I looked at what it entailed - and I high tailed it outta there!

A well-placed tattoo on a woman can be a wonderful thing to find though...

5:52 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

I'd never considered the needle squeamishness angle. That sort of decides it doesn't it?
Pierced navel?? Now I wonder why?

I'm glad I didn't read that post - I would have been totally confused - like Geoff and his busker.
You must come round more often on Friday nights - very illuminating.

So you are like a living memorial for Val. I like that.
Gerald was reminded of Shipman by a recent post - but how can anyone in or around Hyde ever forget.
I'm surprprised you haven't got a pie tattoo somewhere.

Well I don't suppose the black bear left much open space did it?.
Lots of needle time.

10:01 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know a (possibly unsavoury) joke about a West Indian chap with a tattoo.

10:12 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

I'm ........waiting......... Don't be shy.

10:20 am  
Blogger I, Like The View said...

almost every beach babe/bum surfing in Cornwall this summer sported one - seems to be very fashionable these days

so perhaps in the future every seven* years people will enjoy flashing their tats about

(*you know, that 7-year fashion cycle thing)

I considered getting one once, for fun, with a friend, kind of glad I didn't now; also thought about getting a nose piercing - but just before I went to the salon I saw a barmaid with one that looked like a bogie she'd wiped off her nostril and that put me off

I do enjoy the five holes in my ears, still. . . hardly ever wear ear-rings these days, but have a permanent hoop at the top of my right ear which looks (dare I say it) slightly funky on an old bird like me. . .

this is about the only tattoo I find attractive. . .

11:56 am  
Blogger tony said...

Our Children Are In Safe Hands!

12:16 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I didn't know who that guy was - but research rells me he's a dancing swimmer - mmmm.
I like the idea of your unusually placed earring.

You can take your tongue out of your cheek now.

8:53 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems a young man had had the name of his girlfriend, Wendy, tattooed on a particular part of his person. One day, in the men's room, he noticed a tall dark gentleman who also had a Wendy tattoo.
"Oh, is your girlfriend Wendy, too?"
"No, mon! Dat say 'welcome to Barbados have a nice day' "

You asked...

7:05 am  
Blogger Donn w/2 Ns said...

I once had a beer with a ginormous American "Biker" who had a memorable tattoo. On his neck was a series of markings that read cut on dotted line..
I kid you not.

All of those young gals who have those huge Oriental characters tattooed just above their booty should know that it doesn't translate as "courage"...
it really means eat at cho's.

2:42 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Ha Ha - and told in the best possible taste.

I'm sure Cho will be delighted.

9:11 pm  
Blogger Emerson Marks said...

Walk the streets of Britain and what do you see. Men and women with arms like lumps of stilton.

9:38 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

I always did hate Stilton - and now even more.

4:14 pm  

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