Lemmings come to mind....
Documentaries are a great source of interesting stories and observations. For example they screened a program on tattoo parlours and their pros and cons. What really had me sitting up in horror was the fact that so many millions worldwide have had a tattoo done!
Hopefully most of these tattoos are adroit and hidden from public view because I have to be honest and say that I am not fond of seeing arms, necks and faces covered in ink. Men or women.
If you want to be trendy, why not buy a pair of skinny boyfriend jeans for the season?
There will come a time when the tattoo will again be taboo
Most of us are concerned with the foods we eat and whether they are free of toxic chemicals yet what about the ink you put into your body? It can't all be natural and must surely contain some inorganic substance?
The trend of permanently decorating your skin will soon pass and then what? Even seeing some actresses with their skin adornments makes me wonder how they will feel about it in a decade or so.
One thing is for sure, that in a generation or so, a lot of Grandparents will have tattoos that might look slightly different due to the base being distorted!
It used to be only a few non conformists who bravely displayed a tattoo and brave they were back then. When I grew up, it seemed as if only Popeye and sailors had tattoos. Oh, I nearly forgot some kids ( me too ) who had a bubble gum tattoo.
Thank goodness I only followed the Bazooka trend in my youth and frankly, I can't remember if it was the lure of the bubble gum picture on our forearms or the yummy tasting gum?
As with any trend, once the trendy few are being outnumbered by the ordinary Tom Dick and Harriet, the trend will flop & morph into something else. Luckily for us, the trends of the eighties weren't permanent:
- Shoulder pads.
- The teased and sprayed into place hair that added inches to our height. Even vigourous disco dancing didn't budge it an inch!
- Wham and Milli Vanilli...