#33385
charlesyarbro
Guest
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Hey guys, my name is Charlie and I’m an anthropology student at the University of North Texas. I am writing a mini ethnography on tattoos and the culture that surrounds them and I need to gather some data. I would really appreciate it if anyone wouldn’t mind taking the time to answer these few questions about tattoos.
Thanks
1.Name:
2.Age:
3.Ethnicity:
4.Occupation:
5.How many tattoos do you have?
6.What style of tattoo do you prefer?
7.What are your reasons for getting tattoos?
8.What are your restrictions on tattoos? (i.e. none below the elbow, none on face, etc…)

#85742
ElevenEleven
Participant
@eleveneleven

Hi Charlie!

1.Name: None of your business
2.Age: None of your business
3.Ethnicity: Not information I care to share
4.Occupation: None of your business
5.How many tattoos do you have? 13
6.What style of tattoo do you prefer? Lots of different ones
7.What are your reasons for getting tattoos? None of your business
8.What are your restrictions on tattoos? (i.e. none below the elbow, none on face, etc…) Not the face

I hope this was helpful. Good luck with your “research”.

#85746
Sherav
Participant
@sherav

Hi Charles

It helps if you involves yourself a little more as part of the forum or post up your own ink or ideas for ink or if you hate ink and the reasons why etc. Otherwise it is a bit like somebody pushing a clipboard under your nose in the street.

However in answer to your questions;

1. Matthew – I do not tend to disclose my last name and really it should not be required for the research.

2. 33

3. Ethnicity – Caucasian.

4. I am a senior fraud investigator.

5. I currently have 3 tattoos – both upper arms and full back.

6. I have 2 main preferences portrait work (both black and shade and colour) and Far Eastern art. I also love biblical/religious art.

7. Reasons for getting my tattoos. The first is a portrait of my wife. I got it so I am never alone and I love her. My lion of Judah is a statement of Jewish heritage and showing that not all tattoos are ugly or taboo.

My backpiece is because I studied psychology and criminal psychology for a fair while and realised the following;

That in order to be taken seriously as a serial killer I would have to be heavily tattooed – particularly the back region – thus flaunting my lack of inhibitions and sexual dominance (just call me Hully Love).

That my backpiece was required to emphasise power and sexual sadism (a standard requirement of heavily tattooed serial killers) but without this being immediately visible afterall I had to be in a position to lure or entice my victims with a sense of security yet curiosity. It also provides me with that sense of potency I can only match by wearing the skins of my victims.

That is why I chose the dragon as a sign of dominance and power. The geisha is a sign of submission in abstract form of bondage.

The tiger is the indicator that my mind is in schism and could be said to represent the rebellion of my id against the soulless monster that I am.

8. I like to keep my tattoos hidden so that my victims have no clue until I hunt them in the nude. Also my day job has a nil ink policy so no hands face or neck and too hot in the office for long sleeves all year around.

Or it could be that I am just pulling your leg ๐Ÿ˜‰ and the backpiece is inspired by iconic Japanese art which I have a passion for because I find it beautiful.

In all seriousness if I can help any further or you want indepth answers just let me know by PM.

Take care
Matthew

#85751
Vynidual
Participant
@vynidual

1.Name:Alex Evenden
2.Age:20
3.Ethnicity:White
4.Occupation:Taco Bell Food Champion/Student
5.How many tattoos do you have?1
6.What style of tattoo do you prefer?Tribute/ones that explain me and my life
7.What are your reasons for getting tattoos? As stated above
8.What are your restrictions on tattoos? (i.e. none below the elbow, none on face, etc…)

None on privates, no face. I’ll probably stick to just upper body below the neck tats.

#85754
NeverBSatisfied
Participant
@neverbsatisfied

1.Name: Travis

2.Age:22

3.Ethnicity:Caucasian

4.Occupation: Silkscreen Specialist/Delivery Field

5.How many tattoos do you have? 3- 2 on my left upper arm and a half sleeve on my right.

6.What style of tattoo do you prefer? Personal tattooing and ones that come from the heart. Love portrait pieces as well as details and high in color. Love full and half sleeve tattooing.

7.What are your reasons for getting tattoos? It flows with the comfortableness with my personality as well as understanding and appreciating the art to put that out there to the world in self image and not being afraid of who you are.

8.What are your restrictions on tattoos? Personal: Full body tattoo’s and facial tattoos aren’t things of my liking. All in people’s preferences.

#85758
archie_72490
Participant
@archie_72490

1.Name: Archie Blydenburgh
2.Age: 19
3.Ethnicity: Caucasian
4.Occupation: full time college student/ boat driver when I’m home
5.How many tattoos do you have? 2, will get more as soon as I can afford them
6.What style of tattoo do you prefer? multiple different styles depending on the subject and meaning
7.What are your reasons for getting tattoos? personal meaning/memorial/I like the art
8.What are your restrictions on tattoos? I don’t really want a tattoo on my face, might get my hands tattooed if I run out of other space

#85768
wby300
Participant
@wby300

1.Steve

2.44

3.White Caucasian

4.Bricklayer

5.Forgotten how many. Probably 100+ hours work ๐Ÿ™‚

6.Oriental,Biblical(Good and Evil),Animals

7.Heaps of reasons

8.Nothing on Face and Hands

Cheers
Steve

#85773
RYUU
Participant
@ryuu

1.Name: Marc
2.Age:42
3.Ethnicity:white
4.Occupation: pest conrol with degrees in land based science / ecology / independant environmental impact assement auditor.That just means dont pull the fecking trees down to put your wheelie bins there…….
5.How many tattoos do you have? 20 ish
6.What style of tattoo do you prefer? No real preference – have dragon on back and chest, some tribal, hanya, sugar skull, old school roses etc etc
7.What are your reasons for getting tattoos? for my self, its an addictive thing sticking ones little toe into the dark side….
8.What are your restrictions on tattoos? (i.e. none below the elbow, none on face, etc…) neck and hands are coloured in and even on a tattoo forum i got ripped into for a neck tattoo ! LMFAO you know who you are ! Water off a ducks thingy…

#85776
Apostle 228
Participant
@apostle-228

1.Name: not necissary
2.Age: 22
3.Ethnicity: white
4.Occupation: military
5.How many tattoos do you have? 3
6.What style of tattoo do you prefer? anything that is well done
7.What are your reasons for getting tattoos? i like them.
8.What are your restrictions on tattoos? nothing on neck or face or on my dick/balls

#85864
Crypto
Participant
@crypto

1.Name:Toine
2.Age:24
3.Ethnicity:Caucasian
4.Occupation:securotyofficer
5.How many tattoos do you have?1
6.What style of tattoo do you prefer?asian
7.What are your reasons for getting tattoos?memorial, and i like them
8.What are your restrictions on tattoos? (i.e. none below the elbow, none on face, etc…) not in face, neck and below elbows

#86090
Scissors
Participant
@scissors

1.Name: –
2.Age: 26
3.Ethnicity: –
4.Occupation: Journalist
5.How many tattoos do you have?: one 3/4 sleeve, more on the way
6.What style of tattoo do you prefer?: all kinds. However I’m unsure I will do anything except Japanese.
7.What are your reasons for getting tattoos?: peer pressure… represents strength Miami Ink style… No, seriously, it looks good and it’s fun.
8.What are your restrictions on tattoos? (i.e. none below the elbow, none on face, etc…): Hands, face, neck at the moment. It looks good, but I don’t want to limit my chances of landning a job.

#86093
Demure
Participant
@demure

First of all… you’re lucky Sherav decided to answer your survey or no one would have. Second it’s a good thing you had specific questions as to what you wanted people to answer. Otherwise, you would have gotten no answers.

1.Name: Cory
2.Age: 23
3.Ethnicity: Caucasian
4.Occupation: Automotive Retail/Student
5.How many tattoos do you have? 1 rib panel
6.What style of tattoo do you prefer? Mine is Japanese
7.What are your reasons for getting tattoos? My main reason for getting my tattoo was to never forget a lesson learned. Each time something huge changes my life and I learn a great deal from it, I’ll design something so that it’s never forgotten. My dragon means that I am my own worst enemy.
8.What are your restrictions on tattoos? I haven’t picked a career path yet but until then I won’t get my feet, legs, lower arms, face, or neck inked.

#86095
Jubakuba
Participant
@jubakuba

1.Name: Kit
2.Age: 19
3.Ethnicity: Caucasian
4.Occupation: Janitor at a Hospital (I plan on doing a nursing program at our local college to fix that)
5.How many tattoos do you have? Well…Three would be the technical number. A UV ring on my finger. A hand bursting into flames with a dove escaping the flames on my back. And a tree that covers most of my side.
6.What style of tattoo do you prefer? I tend to like all kinds of tattoos. I’m a big fan of the classical style…Hindu art is gorgeous to me…Japanese…
7.What are your reasons for getting tattoos? My first tattoo is the one I got on my upper back. It has a very personal meaning to me, that nobody even knows about. But the main meaning behind it is “rising above the negative influences of humanity.” After I got this tattoo…I simply became hooked. I’m in love with the art. The culture. Everything.
8.What are your restrictions on tattoos? Personally, I’m really young…I know that people change. And I know that artistic tastes change. So for me, I really don’t want anything visible until I’m in my late 20’s.

#86098
noravel
Participant
@noravel

1.Name: Sara
2.Age: 20
3.Ethnicity: Caucasian
4.Occupation: Massage Therapist
5.How many tattoos do you have? 4
6.What style of tattoo do you prefer? Asian, floral, old school
7.What are your reasons for getting tattoos? 3 of them were commitments to begin particular journeys in my life. another was a lyirc from a song that i love. and my next will be a tribute to a friend that passed away.
8.What are your restrictions on tattoos? (i.e. none below the elbow, none on face, etc…) none on the face, feet, or low back.

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