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I'm a fairly frugal woman. I would rather spend my money on something else. My fun with self-adornment these days comes in the form of toenail polish or dangly earrings or pretty shoes.
I used to have four tattoos, but I'm in the process of getting them removed via laser. One is already gone and the other three are quickly fading. It's a painful and fairly expensive process. My tattoos can actually all be hidden just fine and none of them are inappropriate. I've just simply grown tired of looking at them and I'm ready for a change. So no more tattoos for me, except maybe henna every now and then. To each their own though!
Personally, I can not stand my spider veins...I guess tattoos are not for me.
I can tell you that my 3 sons have tattoos & they are all gentlemen as is the guy I am currently seeing.
you look lovely in that pic by the way. I'm just givinga compliment to a feminine lady, that's all :0) I respect if someone has a tattoo. My sister has a litttle star on her wrist. The question arises as to what motivation goes behind that? Tattoos were once used(in Western Civilization) only by inmates, sailors and prostitutes. The same thing with bars. Those same people went there to get drunk and meet other likeminded people. The same goes with a couple living together before marriage.
In the past all of those things were not christian at all. I've seen women at the beach with dolphins and butterflies on their backs or on their toes. They are normally well tanned and athletic ones. It doesn't look that bad, but I wouldn't take such a woman to church or to my parents house. Imagine her crossing her legs while discussing a recipe with my mom or talking with my dad about the latest in politics with that big animal on top. I think that women are God's most beautiful creation, and a woman's skin is one of her most attractive features. It is blessed with different tones of melanine, hair follicles, Meissners Corpuscles for sensisitivity and Paninni's as well. No I'm getting nerdy, but in the context of the new status quo and societal degeneration of values,
I see it as rather negative. There's no smart reason for doing that. Sorry for my directness. Just answering, in my most charitable way possible to your question. I hope this wasn't inflammatory at all. I tried my best really.