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Old 07-07-2005, 06:47 AM
PookahMacPhellimey is offline
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Good question, Misnomer.

I think to me it has something to do with having the guts to take a risk. It's exactly for this reason that henna tattoo wouldn't do. Without the risk of regretting, the coolness goes.

So I think that I (and although I can only speak for myself I suspect this goes for more tattoo wearers) want to show that I'm the kind of person who wants to show they dare take a risk and live with the consequences. Getting tattoed shows this to others and proves it to yourself. So to me the meaning is in the actual non-reversable (or hard to reverse anway) inking of the skin, rather than the symbolism of the image on my arm.

Or that's my crackpot theory, anyway.