The Top 10 Reasons for Getting A TattooBy Pete On March 19, 2012 Under Posts
“The word ‘chickenshit’ has probably caused more people to get tattooed than any other reason.” – Lyle Tuttle
Lyle Tuttle is known by many as the “father of the American tattoo.” He is from the Bay area and got his first tattoo (illegally) when he was just 14. He was fascinated by tattoos ever since. Lyle was and is very active in the tattoo community and became famous after he tattooed the flower on Janis Joplin’s wrist. Back in the ’60s it was very rare for a woman to get a tat and Janis broke down a lot of barriers. Anyway, here is the Top 10 list of why people get inked. Which one are you?
1) To Look Cool:
Usually of a loved one or someone who has passed away
3) A Tribute:
To a passion or strong interest
4) To Rebel:
To piss off your parents
5) Peer Pressure:
All my friends are getting them
7) Identify with a Group:
Just joined a gang….
8) Express Individuality:
I need to be me.
9) Liked the design:
I love butterflies
10) To make a statement:
Just had to…
Tattoos are a personal choice and the reasons for getting them are equally personal. There are probably as many “reasons” for getting tattoos as people who have them.
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