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Athletes and Tattoos?

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Posted: Jan 5, 2015, 8:19 PM
 

Ok, I am probably going to get torched on this one, but...

Why do so many athletes get ( many of them) covered, head to toe with tattoos?

You really see it now in college basketball.

Maybe a number of college football players have the as well, just not quite as noticeable.

The pros, basketball and football, virtually all of them.

Personally, they are not for me, I know I must be an old "fogey", but what is the appeal?


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Posted: Jan 5, 2015, 8:21 PM
 

That is the "in" thing now with the younger generation.


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Posted: Jan 5, 2015, 8:24 PM
 

20 years from now, they may have a different opinion.

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Posted: Jan 5, 2015, 8:24 PM
 

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And sadly, they are spending all their money on tattoos, and

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Posted: Jan 5, 2015, 8:30 PM
 

wanting the schools to provide them more spending money. And most of the tattoos don't even look that good. I expect most people getting tattoos now, men & women, 20 years from now will say, "What was I thinking?"

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This is one concern I have about paying college athletes

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Posted: Jan 5, 2015, 8:39 PM
 

I could understand paying college athletes if they were going to actually spend the money on food, clothes, and housing, and most of them probably would. But there would be those that would spend the money on things like tattoos, shoes (not everyday shoes), jewelry etc. that are not necessity items.


If it's their money how is it our business to dictate...


Posted: Jan 5, 2015, 9:55 PM
 

how they spend it. Learning to control spending is a part of growing up. How are they going to grow into men if we treat them like children.

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Posted: Jan 6, 2015, 12:21 AM
 

That would be fine for them to spend it how they like but then the schools would need to take away something's that athletes receive for free so they do have to choose whether they want a tattoo or want to eat a meal. If they are paid and still receive free meals, free housing etc. then they are going to spend their money on things such as tattoos because they are not having to make a choice between want and need. There is nothing wrong with a college kid saving and spending his money to get a tattoo but I also do not feel like these need to be basically funded by the Universities.

There are plenty of athletes that are in need of or would wisely use money paid to them for playing football. However, I think there would be just as many players that would abuse the payment and end up in trouble or blowing the money on unnecessary items, and not just tattoos.


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Posted: Jan 5, 2015, 10:37 PM
 

If not money wasted on ink, it could be used to buy really needed items like Bud and Jack. I really do not care what people spend their hard earned money on.


so you should stress about the real world...


Posted: Jan 6, 2015, 12:57 AM
 

While you are young and not have any memories good or bad? I would think that making it in life as a decent human being would be stressful enough but now these degenerates have to worry about what their body will look like at 50. While ours is loose and saggy atleast theirs will be loose saggy and tattooed. The loose saggy women won't like that


It's not just athletes

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Posted: Jan 5, 2015, 8:34 PM
 

Almost everyone is getting tattoos, most a lot of them. I'm younger (25) and do not understand the appeal of a tattoo at all. I get most people who have them feel it is a way for them to express themselves, their faith, family etc. but there is nothing I can think of that I would ever want permanently printed on my body. To me it is a fashion trend that one day will change and all these people covered head to toe will be wishing they had never gotten them. To each his own though and as long as they are clean there is nothing wrong with them if that's what someone feels they need or want.


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Posted: Jan 5, 2015, 8:37 PM
 

24 here and raised the old fashioned way. No tattoo will ever be on my body.

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A lot of them seem very poorly done.

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Posted: Jan 5, 2015, 8:39 PM
 

I was looking at NFL games and really noticed how many of them looked very poorly done.

I have to say, it's turning me off to college basketball. While some college students may have them, they typically are not covered to the point many of the basketball guys are.

Ok, I am going to say it, to me they look "Thuggish".


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Posted: Jan 5, 2015, 8:44 PM
 

I'm sure with some of the college athletes they don't have money to go to an actual professional and probably find someone doing tattoos at home, or I'm sure there are kids on campus doing them, that are much cheaper and leads to some pretty rough work. I may not have a tattoo but have seen plenty to know that you get what you pay for when it comes to quality.


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Posted: Jan 5, 2015, 10:34 PM
 

A good artist charges about $50 per square inch. I am sure most of the ink we see on the players did not cost $50 for the whole tat.


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Posted: Jan 5, 2015, 9:09 PM
 

I don't do needles voluntarily

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Posted: Jan 5, 2015, 9:51 PM
 

How else are you supposed to tell people have a low IQ and propensity for high risk behavior? Get to know them? Now we have a labeling system - it works like a champ. We needed a new system since everyone quit smoking.


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Posted: Jan 6, 2015, 8:41 AM
 

Boyd had just gotten a sleeve when i got my 3rd tattoo . Think he dropped like 400, with that nice little stipulation check

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Posted: Jan 5, 2015, 10:39 PM
 

tattoos are nothing new. why they are getting them, better to ask yourself.

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Posted: Jan 5, 2015, 11:06 PM
 

I say that this is America, and if someone wants to get a tattoo, pierce their ear(s), chop off their own arm, etc. then they should be able to do so without being judged.

It's ironic that most of the people who are opposed to this kind of thing would be the first to cry at injustice if they were being judged for what they did (see how easy it was for me to make THAT generalization?).

Seems to me that implying that people who look different are somehow in the wrong is a tired cliche.

Disclosure: I have no tattoos and no piercings.


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Posted: Jan 5, 2015, 11:47 PM
 

When I was a 3rd classman at The Citadel, a few guys started getting tattoos. It was almost always something that could be easily hidden; shoulder or calf, maybe on the back or off-centered chest. It was all pretty harmless in that it was almost always a single and easily covered. But they grew in popularity. Then, men started getting multiples and women started getting them. Now, lots of folks have lots of tattoos and many look like thugs.

When I was a cadet, we were told how a tattoo would be frowned upon by rank boards when in active duty. I dont know what current policies are, but the stuff if rampant now.

Used to be tattoos told a story about the person; they either had been in the service or were trouble - or both. Now, they have become conversation pieces folks are, more or less, stuck with. And while they no longer define a person as clearly as they once did, my hunch is that the honest person would acknowledge that they would not want their pastor, physician, lawyer, accountant... sporting a bunch of tattoos. And, to the extent this is true, we must recognize that the presence of tattoos on a person results in that person being of lower esteem in the eyes of others. And if this is true, athletes who do this are going to find it aint so very cool when they are trying to get a job coaching high school ball or being taken seriously outside of the field or locker room.

But some of them are pretty neat.


Well, as I've aged, I've adopted a live and let live

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Posted: Jan 6, 2015, 6:17 AM
 

attitude about a lot things, tattoos included.

However, when my oldest grandson mentioned he was considering getting one, I suggested a Sharpie! That way he can "erase" the thing before he sits at my dinner table...............lol

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Re: Well, as I've aged, I've adopted a live and let live

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Posted: Jan 6, 2015, 7:20 AM
 

Before I retired, I had a very attractive 24 year old secretary. One day she came in told me she had gotten a tattoo of a teddy bear on her "hip". I told her to enjoy it, because in 30 years it will be a polar bear!


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Posted: Jan 6, 2015, 8:01 AM
 



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Posted: Jan 6, 2015, 7:56 AM
 




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Posted: Jan 6, 2015, 9:42 AM
 

No kidding those things get pricey!


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