December 02, 2008 12:00am
FIRST they were the permanent mark of the working class and then celebrities made them cool. But now it seems our love of tattoos is over.
Most Australians aged between 18 and 70, believe body art is a big turn-off.
More than half believe tattoos on the opposite sex make them less attractive.
And it seems women are more forgiving than men.
A surprising high percentage of men find tattoos on women unattractive, while a large percentage of women think that tattoos are not attractive on men.
I would be turned off ANGELINA JOLIE AND HER TATTOOS for example(if the opportunity came about)
Just who is getting their body permanently marked is changing, with tattoos beginning to appeal to a different type of person.
Once only seen on the working class, tattoos are now more liked by higher income earners, Mainly those with less responsibilities. Those seeking long term commitment would be advised to avoid these Gilded lilies and larrikins.
About 5 per cent of lower income earners think tattoos on the opposite sex are attractive compared with about 10 per cent for people earning more than they are worth.
More recently, rather than requesting the usual skulls, dragons and crosses, or the cliche of the name of a loved one, they request duplicates of star tattoos.
Over the last 10 or 20 years the quality of art has improved, there is a better product that appeals to higher tastes, mainly bored stiff loonies who fail to realise the cost of divorcing your Tatts will be tenfold the cost of getting hitched to them in the first place.
Thinking of tattooing as a career? It seems there are many opportunities to set up a tatts business, Providing you are fully paid up and able to sustain a receding income simply for the love of your job.
The recent global recession is growing weeds over the luxury fields of wantonness and greed and the Tattooists are going to the wall in large numbers I am happy to say.
Thought for the day: An Indian Angel from MUMBAI (Bombay).
Everyone has a guardian angel so it is said, and for Three Australians caught in the Mumbai Massacre, their angel turned out to be an Indian Gentleman Martin d'Costa,26, whose quick thinking saw the trio to safety.
We owe this man a medal, at the very least.
It might be nicer if the Dept of Foreign Affairs did something about his current housing situation.
'Waving Goodbye to a Thousand Flies'. By JL Spencer.
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