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Now, more than ever, non-tatooted skin is very hard to find. Now, more than ever, teenagers and adults alike are going to home scratchers or tattoo shops and getting tattoos. I even as a tattoo artist value the idea of virgin skin. Thoughts?
You say "now, more than ever, virgin skin is very hard to find.." Numer one: it makes it sound like it's a product that can be bought. LOL. I thought it was at first.
I say who cares? Why is it so important? Really. It's just people expressing themselves. I have a lower-back tattoo and am perfectly fine with it. It's not like different skin has different value and it'd be so petty to care if someone had tats or not. Just my crazed opinion though.
Can I ask you
a question now. Why do you "value the idea of "virgin skin?" I'm just curious. I could not care less. I couldn't tell you how many of my friends have tattoos and how many don't. It's that unimportant to me. It's personal, to me anyways. My tattoo is just something personal to me & the reasons behind it are too, so it's not a case of show. It is for some people though.
I can't say I love the look of a variety of little symbols all over skin. I wouldn't do that, but some tattoos are truly remarkable and breath taking. It's not that different from a drawing hanging on your home's wall.
It's just not something I see as an issue, concern or any kind of deciding factor on what person/skin is more or less of value.