Women repulsed by tattoos

Men think women will be impressed by a tattoo, but they’re not – Polish study

“Men with tattoos are likely to provide serious competition for a woman’s attention, at least in the eyes of other guys, but women themselves actually aren’t that impressed. That’s according to research published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, where 2584 heterosexual men and women from Poland viewed photos of shirtless men, sometimes digitally modified so that their arm was emblazoned with a smallish black tattoo depicting a generic symbol. The 215 men among the participants rated the inked bods as more attractive than tattoo-free comparison models, which presumably reflects in part what they think women are looking for in an ideal male partner. But the female participants didn’t rate the tattooed gentlemen as more attractive; moreover, they considered them worse prospects as partners and parents.”

Men like tattoos, not women.

Men cannot judge what women want….

Unless they’re bisexual. There’s a reason homosexual men love tattoos.

And that was with a small tattoo.

If low IQ men are doing it, don’t!

The cultural conformity is based on Hollywood, hook them up to lie detectors and look at female dating history.

Look at whether they shun such people or deny offers from them.

Do a perception of IQ and personality disorder study.

Otherwise it’s like racial studies, the impulse to be agreeable will cause them to lie about the intensity of their repulsion. Look at what they DO.

Proofs, two.

“The presence of tattoos on forensic psychiatric inpatients should alert clinicians to a possible diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder, and also about the potential for histories of suicide attempt, substance abuse and sexual abuse, according to research published in Personality and Mental Health.”

Sauce police, take note.


The prevalence of tattoos is higher among people with mental disorders and those likely to come in contact with mental health services. The motivations for acquiring a tattoo are varied and tattoos can give clues to the presence of particular psychiatric conditions and to the inner world of patients. Psychiatrists need to be aware of the health and safety issues surrounding the tattooing procedure and be able to give appropriate advice to their patients if they wish to acquire a tattoo. The issue of capacity must be considered. This may be particularly relevant for clinicians working with adolescents, the most common age group for acquiring tattoos. Owing to the high proportion of adults who subsequently regret their tattoos and the associated psychological and social distress, clinicians should be aware of methods of tattoo removal.”

Maybe the Nazis should’ve let the mad ones brand themselves?

I’m going through a traumatic time in my life, let’s brand me with a lifelong reminder! That’ll help!

Biased researchers can’t find anything good, such as higher creativity.

Click to access 10.11648.j.pbs.20150404.14.pdf

“Conclusion: Tattooed students seem to be neither less intelligent nor more creative than other students.”

Didn’t study general pop., students are already filtered by IQ.

Tatted people are not more creative.

They do, however, make an unusual “baaa” sound.


Video: End Rape Culture

On clothing choice;

Clothing is a CHOICE.

Fashion is an ARTFORM.

A mode of EXPRESSION and evolves into a unique style.

What are you expressing, when you admittedly dress like a slut? What valuation of yourself are you telling the world?
If all you have about you, that you can draw attention to, is your skin, and your body, and you have nothing else to offer, other people are going to treat you as if you have nothing else to offer.

Men will treat you like a SHORT-term option and women will REJECT you.

Gaining a man’s attention is a long way off from his affection. Men can sleep with a woman who disgusts them.

If you don’t respect your body, nobody else will.

I thought women were meant to have higher levels of social intelligence?


Study: Tattoos, piercings and adolescent risk-taking

Click to access Tattoos_and_Body_Piercings_as_Indicators_of_Adolescent_Risk-Taking_Behaviors.pdf

Participants with tattoos and/or body piercings were more likely to have engaged in risk-taking behaviors and at greater degrees of involvement than those without either. These included disordered eating behavior, gateway drug use, hard drug use, sexual activity, and suicide. Violence was associated with males having tattoos and with females having body piercings.
Gateway drug use was associated with younger age of both tattooing and body piercing. Hard drug use was associated with number of body piercings. Suicide was associated with females having tattoos and younger age of both tattooing and body piercing. Tattoos and body piercings were found to be more common in females than males.

No? Excuses? Exactly. What a surprise.

Tattoo discrimination?

Writing that pained me.


There is a bit of a debate going on at present – this being August, it’s not terribly heated – about whether employers are within their rights to avoid employing people who have visible tattoos. A report for the British Sociological Association last year suggested that many managers take a dim view of the phenomenon. Andrew Timming of St Andrew’s University who carried out the research – a fun project, as sociology goes – suggested that there was a ‘stigma’ attached to visible markings. Employers seemed to think that people decorated with, say, motifs from the Book of Kells or the motto, ‘Everything Happens for a Reason’ (I’m not making that last one up), might reflect badly on them. So they either dismiss staff who get tattooed or refuse to employ those who already are. And they are within their legal rights.

Cue the backlash: someone once called Matthew Whelan (now known as Body Art), the UK’s most prolifically tattooed man and – wouldn’t you know it? – a Lib Dem activist, has launched an e-petition to safeguard the rights of those with bodily modifications. He was nine, apparently, when he just knew that he was someone with a really enormous tattoo trapped inside a normal epidermis. And he now wants us to recognise the tattoos as an expression of personal identity – a bit like religion. We could sleep easy about all this, perhaps, were it not that, according to the British Association of Dermatologists, one in five Brits now has a tattoo. Mind you, it’s an ill wind, etc. Think of the fees to be gained from surgical removal.

Now if I were an employer with a choice of employing Mr Art or someone who looked less like an ancient Briton in woad I think I know who I’d go for. It’s not just the irritation of looking at a stupid slogan or a perfectly hideous bit of design on someone’s face or neck all day; it’s the thought that the individual who does it is apparently oblivious to the shifting, ever changeable nature of the human psyche. In other words, they are forever (pending expensive treatment) locked in the skin of the adolescent self that thought it a good idea to commission a climbing plant to go forever, distractingly, up their calf, without a thought for the respectable selves they may become.

It’s like tattooing yourself with the name of your first boyfriend. In fact, I think tattoo parlours (which flourish in places like my home town where nothing much that’s actually productive does) should be obliged to inform their clients that the procedure may not just cost around £120 for an inspirational motto but may damage their job prospects in perpetuity. David Beckham succeeded despite his tattoos, not because of them.

Mind you, the other day I found myself looking at a Greek tag on the back of a girl’s neck in a queue at a train station – a really irritating way of signalling that you have an intellectual side – and the annoying thing was, I found myself trying to read it. An invasive procedure, from every point of view.

The backlash against feminists continues with temp tattoos


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You see, feminists have had an unusual cache with fashion where it follows them, since Chanel. The tide is turning inch by inch, women are growing their hair out and now, we have an alternative to grotesque tattoos which is celebrated for adults. More women do not wanna be associated with feminists, and a permanent marker among them are many, many tattoos. This is good. Eventually, the pendulum will swing and all tattoos will be looked down upon… and their feminist wearers.


Guardian feminist misses the prejudice and negative stigma of tattoos

It makes her feel less special.

Of course I hate myself too. For what could be more close-minded and short-sighted than passing judgment on what someone chooses to do with their body? I feel like a throwback, obliged to stifle an involuntary shudder when the waitress who serves my flat white reveals a sleeve tatt as long as, well, her arm. “What on earth does your mother think?” I inwardly tut, avoiding the uncomfortable thought that her mother probably has one too.

Of course, anyone with an ounce of intellectual curiosity or emotional openness will know that all this is wild nonsense, socially constructed. Indeed, it’s at this point someone always pipes up that “tattoos used to be upper class”. Winston Churchill had one and so did his mum. However, these days we have Sam Cam with a dolphin just below her ankle while Emma Parker-Bowles is reported to have a kitten on her bottom. By this reckoning, today’s tattoo wearers may simply be social climbers, adopting a status symbol in the way that people 10 years ago would wear green wellies in the King’s Road.

Or you could suggest instead that the current trend for “respectable” young people to get a tattoo is a response to the current crisis in body image; they may simply be kicking back against society’s demands that they should be absurdly slender, shaved or pumped. By this reading, tattooing is not an act of disguised self-harming, but a celebratory turning of the ordinary self into a work of art.

For the political analyst, meanwhile, today’s mild and well-mannered skin inkers are simply playing with nostalgic ideas of rebellion. Since there is nowhere to be an outlaw any more, the best anyone can do is fiddle on the margins. Getting a rose on your upper thigh may be your way of working for the man while signalling to your nearest and dearest that you are not a slave to him.

All these arguments are wearingly familiar, yet they make not a jot of difference to my visceral reaction when I see a Celtic cross marching down someone’s upper arm. In response to a stranger’s body my own starts to respond with waves of nausea. Today’s tattoos make me anxious because they jumble the categories by which I first learned to make sense of the world, the difference between safe and unsafe.

This doesn’t make me proud, but it is worth attending to because this is how prejudice starts, with a fear so deep it cannot be reasoned away, no matter how much we wish it to be. The best we can do, perhaps, is acknowledge it freely to ourselves, then learn to bite our tongues.

We are dealing with children’s minds in adult bodies.