I am fully aware that some of the reasons listed will be interpreted as reasons to get tattoos by some retards, and there are plenty of those out there. But this list is anyway not directed at such lost causes. Nor is it intended for people who already have them; if you already have them - enjoy them, as far as that's possible.
First a few typical reasons why people get them:
A) "My cat meant so much to me, I think I'll tattoo its paws on my forehead".
B) "I want to have a tattoo that symbolizes my struggle against Parkinson's disease."
C) "Me and my wife want to tattoo our names on our backsides so that whenever we take a dump we are reminded of our love."
What's this latest craze with desecrating, dirtying, ruining your healthy, natural skin with symbols, names and other useless kitsch?
A) If you like your cat (as you should), feed it and take care of it. Keep in mind though that the cat couldn't care less about your tattoo anyway - especially if it's already passed away. If it could talk, it would probably tell you that "you could have spent that money on more useful things - like new toys for me to play with and more BEEF!".
B) If you fought against a disease and won, be happy and proud, but why do you have to plaster ink on your skin to "symbolize" it? Don't you want to FORGET your disease for a damn minute? Write about it or tell your friends and strangers about the struggle, don't kid yourself that the tattoo tells anything about you or your ordeal except that you follow fads and are desperate for attention.
C) If you love your wife, love her; don't put additional pressure on your marriage by immortalizing her big nose on your chest, only to have to worry about how after your divorce she'll be watching you shave - from your chest - for the rest of your life, while you're trying to forget that fateful day when she dumped you.
You know what would turn heads? A tattoo that says "I WAS KIDNAPPED BY TATTOOED MORONS AND THIS TATTOO WAS A RESULT OF THAT".
Tattoos are one of the silliest fashion items of this emotionally insecure, very confused and anti-intellectual age. People with serious psychological issues and those who lack self-esteem publicly display their shortcomings by letting greedy tattoo-artists inject their skin-pores with their filthy ink. Clever marketing people have invented the money-grabbing scheme i.e. the ingenious idea that tattoos "symbolize" events and people in your life - rather than admitting that they're just blue-ish smears imprinted on your skin, just one more way to eke out cash out of the bored, jaded, dumb attention-seeking masses. The first tribes that used tattoos never jabbered about alleged symbolism.
Don't believe the ha-ha-ha-ha-hype.
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