I dont like them...

  1. Sorry..i'm no goody -goody but never liked tattos..great for you, just not my style. BUT... hey, wasn't Tattoo the the name of the lil' midget man who said on Fantasy Island (TV show in the 80's) "the plane boss the plane!"!!! lol
    ALl my best to all you tattoo loving nurses Marianne
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  3. by   Davey Do
    Actually, Marianne, Herve Villechaize played the part of Tattoo in the TV series Fantasy Island from 1978 to 84. He is known for his exclamation at the opening of each episode.

    Mr. Villechaize suffered from proportionate dwarfism due to thyroid dysfunction and is believed to be the catalyst for the current tattoo craze.

    "The plane Boss the plane" was misquoted in an interview with Maureen Cleave of the London Standard as "It's not boss to be plain". Many of the Readers took the statement to great lenghts, interpretting Mr. Villechaize's words as a call to self-decoration.

    As one Black Rat with a Flea can start a Devastaing Pandemic, one Misquote can begin a Craze. You just never know what One Thing will lead to Another.

    Last edit by Davey Do on Apr 7, '11
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    My 21 year old daughter never watched Fantasy Island and she is covered in tattoos.

    No sleeves though - thank you God.

    I'm sure she did it as an act of rebellion.

  5. by   StNeotser
    I don't like them either. I don't understand why people get them.
  6. by   BCgradnurse
    I have one and I love it. It's not for public display. It also wasn't an act of teenage rebellion-I waited until I was 40 to get it! I don't want to be covered in them, but I do love my little secret one. It's a very personal choice. I'm not thrilled at all by tattoos on the neck or face. Yuck!
  7. by   leslie :-D
    hubby has my name on his left upper arm. (no, i never asked him to do it.)
    dd has one near her ankle, re her bff who killed herself.
    and ds just got 2 last week..."respect" on one (fore)arm and "loyalty" on the other (fore)arm.

    the only thing i'm grateful for, is neither child will have any regrets when they're older.
    actually, while ds might regret getting inked, he won't regret their messages.

    i have enough scars on my body...can't see purposely adding more to the battlefield.

  8. by   TopazLover
    I have gone through times when I thought I might want a pretty and secret tattoo. I then think about all the old men I have seen with flabby skin that make an anchor look very sad.

    My DD has one, one of my nephews is covered. No, I don't care for them but I can't get all upset over them. I am glad my current SO does not have his dead wife's name or picture permanently on him.
  9. by   Hygiene Queen
    I don't like anything I can't undo.
    Freaks me out.
    No tats for this gal.
  10. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from aknottedyarn
    I am glad my current SO does not have his dead wife's name or picture permanently on him.
    well actually ak...if he did, he could always add to the existing tattoo.

    i've already advised hubby that if anything ever happened to us, there would be my name on his arm...
    to which he could add a "dot dot dot gone with the wind "...
    or something similar.

    but to address an issue even more pressing...
    what is a "sad anchor" and what does a happy anchor look like?

  11. by   BCgradnurse
    I have to add, tattoos are addicting. The minute I got mine I wanted another. I still want another one, but I can't decide what I want or where I want it. It's kind of a "hurts so good" feeling while you're getting it. Weird, I know, and I am not into pain in any way, shape, or form. So I got my tattoo, then got into my mom-minivan, stopped to get milk, and drove home....so much for being a badass!!!
  12. by   TopazLover
    A sad anchor has points that remind one of the symbol for an alcoholic male and a happy anchor looks like the symbol for a non-alcoholic male. You know, the circle with the arrow? Up- happy, curved down - sad.