The Case Against Tattoos | Blue Collar Logic

This is an excellent video. The arguments are logical, reasonable, and well-expressed. And I don’t think that’s just confirmation bias, either, although I admit he and I are on the same side of this issue.

Full disclosure: I have never really liked tattoos. That some of them can be artistically interesting is beside the point: that artistry could have been expressed in a different medium. And I especially don’t care for them on girls and young women – or women in general, for that matter. Now, I’m not necessarily opposed to a small, tasteful, and discretely-placed tattoo on a woman. But anything more reminds me, frankly, of someone spray-painting graffiti all over the Sistine Chapel.

As Dave Morrison points out at the beginning of this video, if you already have the equivalent of a full-sleeve tattoo (or more), don’t bother watching. It’s too late. If you have a small rose, butterfly, faerie, etc., on your hip-line (or equivalent), and firmly intend to stop there, you don’t need this video. But if you’re looking forward anxiously to getting inked, or getting more ink, then maybe it might be a good idea to watch, listen, and ponder the wisdom of Morison’s words.

And if you know somebody who is, especially a teenage girl, it might not be a bad idea to share. The self-respect you save could be that of someone you care about.

UPDATE: The above-linked video was directed primarily at young women. He has since posted one directed toward young men:

Author: The Anglophilic Anglican

I am an ordained Anglican clergyman, published writer, former op-ed columnist, and experienced outdoor and informal educator. I am also a traditionalist: religiously, philosophically, politically, and socially. I seek to do my bit to promote and restore the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, in a world which has too-often lost touch with all three, and to help re-weave the connections between God, Nature, and humankind which our techno-industrial civilization has strained and broken.

5 thoughts on “The Case Against Tattoos | Blue Collar Logic”

  1. Anyone contemplating getting tattoos should first talk with someone who is going through tattoo removal. A young lady at our church is now going through that process after growing up and realizing what it says about her. She changed, and wants her appearance to reflect that she is a born-again follower of Jesus.

    Tattoos are something that may be the cool thing at the time, but they indicate that the person does not take a long term view. What may look cool and edgy at 19 will look just plain stupid, ridiculous, and dumb at 50 – and it only gets worse as the years go by.

    In a reply on my “Be A Southern Gentleman” blog, I addressed tattoos –

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