Originally Posted By dispatch55126:
Ink has been around since the dawn of time and its not the problem. The problem is the rest of society and this thread proves it.
All of this crap, be it excessive ink, ear plugs, odd piercing, and/or whatever someone is wearing, only matters because others think it does. They're like little 2 y.o. kids trying to get mommy and daddy attention.
These kids are told all throughout childhood that everything is fair and they'll always succeed no matter what. Then, they decide to do something stupid because "why not, there's no repercussion because someone will always support me".
So long as there told to express whatever they want and that its not their fault if they don't succeed due to their choices, it will continue to get worse.
For the record, I have 2 tattoos. One I got in Korea, one in Japan, both tell stories about my life and neither can be seen when I'm wearing a shirt.