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read that yesterday.
I mean she's right - don't get tattoos kids and REALLY don't get sleeves.
But what a guardian article.
but Sarah Vine did some shitty similar piece in the Mail today as well. Trolling and click bait all round.
If so fair play to her for casting such a wide trolling net.
cos he got a tat?
couldn't really bring myself to engage with it.
Once again, a hipster gets upset when 'common people' catch on to their lifestyle choice, so they try to label these people as hipsters and therefore worthy of disgust.
Either they're really so lacking in self-awareness that they don't know what a 'hipster' is, or they're trying to hide their disdain for normal people by labeling them as something they're not.
I've seen it in a lot of articles about beards and 'peak beard' too - people seeking to justify their disdain for the working classes adopting their appearance by claiming that its a hipster affectation.
just pull the eject lever and never look back
it only really applies to London.
Give it a couple of years and it'll have reached Leeds or wherever.
but a full sleeve has always seemed a fucking terrifying prospect, even when I was a bratty teenager who was determined to be covered in ink. Half-sleeve at the top of your arm, or even a kind of quarter-sleeve block sure, but not a full sleeve. And especially not in one go. It's the visibility that will get to you, the inability to easily cover it up and be the sort of person who doesn't have a tattoo for a day. Fixating on physical flaws can drive you mad even when you can't see them.
someone put her back in the box
When I got my Beats headphones permanently welded on to my ears a few years ago, it was impossible to see how that could possibly backfire.
But now I’ve seen some footballers using them and I simply can’t afford the cost of removal.
I don't want to see ostentatious displays of 'never needing a normal job so f you'-ness until they've got at least, let's say, three major trophies under their belt
Unless you have it in you to dribble past three defenders and stick one in the top corner, not for me Clive. Ideally they'd be for Ballon D'Or winners only. Everyone who's not Messi or CR7: black with unfussy white trim.
Imagine being a centre-back running around in orange boots! Or one pink one and one blue one!
buying decent black boots actually ends up being more of a statement/costs more than getting the colourful alternative as demand of pricks has dictated supply.
but they are probably sponsored so have little choice.
I couldn't get one myself, just because I am enormously fickle about my own appearance. I don't think it is self harm personally.
is that they get shit tattoos.
"Barbed wire effect around the wrist? Hokusai-style wave design resembling the marbling in medium strength Castello cheese? Big black paisleys pieced together like a children's jumbo jigsaw into a faux armour plate? Indigo slashes over smeared blocks of red, purple, pink and green? I have them all. On one tattoo"
Of course you're gonna bloody regret that.
And some sleeves are really beautiful.
The Guardian is so zzzzzzzzzzzzz sometimes.
I think the comments beneath it made me even angrier than the self-absorbed article itself. Bidisha was a horrible indie journalist for five minutes in the 1990s, not sure what she does now. Her argument seems to be: I got my sleeve first. Now everyone’s got one, I regret it. To be fair, judging by the photo her tattoos are genuinely hideous.
she did a spate of CiF pieces a couple years back and I was sort of hoping she'd gone forever
Oh, she's so pretentious with her single name (as if she's famous enough to have earned *that*) and her self regard ("as a former child prodigy"). And the hoop-skirted histrionics of her language! ("Their permanence pains me"). If you will go and get a full sleeve when barely out of your teens and at what sounds like a well dodgy parlour . . .
i actually hilared
I tried not to judge him based on this, but you have to assume he is a bit of a nutcase. Just a little bit.
Short of plastic surgery or lopping off a limb, there's not many other ways of permanently altering your appearance. Given how subjective and temporary art is, I don't understand why people would submit themselves to something so permanent. Personal opinion.
being permanent is the point of it
If so, how many other 'permanent' decisions have you made?
I once killer a man
Didnt you read the article?
are done because of self harm and regret
but I agree with the points on permanence. Not for me guv.
But I do look at most people with sleeve tats and think 'ha, you tit'. Or do I? Who cares
My generation will be at the NHS at 80 getting our gammy legs seen to while doctors try to find a vein under the faded, stretched, misshapen detritus of our unartistic body art; a postmodern mash-up of badly translated Chinese words, bungled Latin quotes, dolphins, roses, anchors, faces of favoured children or pets, and Japanese wallpaper designs.
blood poisoning innit
I know someone who wanted a full sleeve but couldn't afford it so just had it going down the side of his little finger.
Know a lot of people obsessed with tattoos, often see 'tattoo acceptance in the work place' posts, while I do agree stuff like that shouldn't matter at work, to me tattoos still have the connotations of a badass, unconventional and living an alternative lifestyle with no need to fit into office dronery. Kind of think if tattoos were to become fully accepted in all walks of life they would lose their appeal.