Tramp stamps vs Name tattoos

Tramp stamps vs Name tattoos

HannahPanda HannahPanda 12/18/2011

Which do you think is worse?

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HannahPanda HannahPanda
It's your body, so don't let anyone make you feel bad for what you put on it. Not to judge anyone at all. I don't have an issue with either choice, but society kind of looks down on both, as it's a constant topic amongst people who just don't agree with tattoos, or have them, but in different places. I personally think the lower back tattoos are bigger and harder to remove than just a simple name, and as much as break ups happen, I would hope if someone got a name on them, that they planned on keeping it there. You never know, though. If you do have a lower back tattoo, what made you want to get it?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
A "tramp stamp"
9  (14%)
A tattoo of someone's name (SO, obviously not someone close family or loved ones)
23  (36%)
I don't really have an issue with either.
32  (50%)
Total votes: 64
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Nazaress Nazaress
I'm sorry to say but getting someone's name tattooed on your body (who isn't family member, etc.) is one of the dumbest things you can do. So many times when people do this, what happens is a break-up, a divorce, etc. and you're left with a very bad mistake. I love my boyfriend to death and he loves me but we're logical and no matter how "permanent" our relationship seems, we would never tattoo each other's name on our bodies.
12/18/2011
Rod Martini Rod Martini
I have this weird trashy girl attraction and I have no idea where it comes from. I can't explain it, but every once in a while I run into some girl that smells like cigarettes, cusses, wears cut off jeans, and has a big tramp stamp and I get all googley over her. I am by no means saying that that is my kind of woman. I am just saying that it works for some girls. SOME girls.
12/18/2011
RonLee RonLee
When I read the headline "Tramp stamps vs Name tattoos", I thought your own name. I try to not be judgmental about it, other than if I see a particularly interesting one, I might comment to the owner that it looks nice.
12/18/2011
Chirple Chirple
I said a tramp stamp was "worse" simply because if you decide you don't want it any more, you're more screwed.

You could turn it into a bigger, huge back-piece - either by cover-up or lazer and then cover-up, but that's a large area.

Name tattoo, unless you go totally nuts and get it gigantic, would be easier to cover up by either of the ways mentioned.


Once you get a tattoo, it will never be 100% gone. Even with lazer, you're still going to have "weird-looking" skin and surgery leaves scars.
12/18/2011
(k)InkyIvy (k)InkyIvy
I don't have a "tramp stamp", but I don't really have an issue with them. Some do look trashy (I knew a girl in high school that had her name there, in case someone needed a reminder in doggy-style), but others are really pretty. As for names, it really all depends. I kind of feel like getting someone's name as a memorial tattoo is fine.
For example, my best friend was killed our senior year of high school. I got a claddaugh design with stars and her name in the heart tattooed on my inner wrist. With that sort of situation, you are memorializing the person. There is no chance that you guys will have a fight or break up.
12/18/2011
GONE! GONE!
I dislike both. That said, I've seen beautiful lower back tattoos that aren't "trampy" in any way and it's a shame that they all have a bit of a stigma now.
12/19/2011
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by HannahPanda
It's your body, so don't let anyone make you feel bad for what you put on it. Not to judge anyone at all. I don't have an issue with either choice, but society kind of looks down on both, as it's a constant topic amongst people who ...
I lovee tats some tats i personally wouldnt get my self but others heck yeah Im getting one with my better halfs name well nickname and intials wasnt one of these whim things where i just pick one and have someone brand me with a tattoo i take tattoos very seriously and society sometimes suck
12/19/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by Nazaress
I'm sorry to say but getting someone's name tattooed on your body (who isn't family member, etc.) is one of the dumbest things you can do. So many times when people do this, what happens is a break-up, a divorce, etc. and you're left ...
I don't think it's fair to call it "dumb". I'm sure there are a lot of people who have one that wouldn't see it that way.

I don't have any tattoos, but I don't have a problem with either of them. What people do with their bodies is their choice. I probably wouldn't get either of them, but if I see them on others, I don't get all bent out of shape heh...
12/19/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
Quote:
Originally posted by Nazaress
I'm sorry to say but getting someone's name tattooed on your body (who isn't family member, etc.) is one of the dumbest things you can do. So many times when people do this, what happens is a break-up, a divorce, etc. and you're left ...
just because you don't agree with it doesn't mean it's dumb. it's just something YOU wouldn't do. also, I'm not sure if I understand you correctly, but you said that you would only approve of family's names? You do know that spouses (the only members that can be divorced from, if I understand correctly) are considered family members in both the social and legal realm, right?

Anyway, I feel people should do whatever they like with their bodies, even if it includes tattooing. Tramp stamps and name tats aren't bad ideas within themselves but it's always a good idea to consider if you'll still value it after five years, ten years, etc., etc.

Personally, I wouldn't ever get a tramp stamp because it's not my cup of tea, but I would love to have a tattoo of my sig other when I finally find him.
12/19/2011
Lucky21 Lucky21
As a rule I don't have any problems with them. I have a superstition that if you get your SO's name tattooed on you, your relationship is doomed.
12/19/2011
TameTemptress TameTemptress
I have no issues with either, but I'm not one to really care for tattoos and don't want any for myself.
12/19/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I have a lower back tattoo and I like to think it's not trashy. I have a name too, although it's my late grandfather's and not my husband's. I like to think that one's not trashy either.

For the most part, I think it depends. I'm never going to tell somebody what to do with their body because it would piss me off to have somebody do the same to me. That being said, I've seen some of both categories be trashy, and some from both be elegantly done.
12/19/2011
SexyStuff SexyStuff
I agree with Sam, it really depends on how it is done as to how aesthetically pleasing I find it, but I kind of prefer unique designs in innovative places.
12/19/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
I dislike name tattoos, but mostly the ones done in "Chinese" or "Japanese" because other languages don't work like that. Unless your SO's name is from the language you're tattooing on yourself, it isn't going to be correct.

The ones I think are worst, though, are commercial art tattoos. If it's an existing thing like Kingdom Hearts, South Park, or Bugs Bunny, I don't like seeing it tattooed on someone. It looks trashy.
12/19/2011
Ash1141 Ash1141
I don't think either is horrible.
12/19/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
What exactly is a tramp stamp? I'm out of the loop. I would never get a tattoo of anyones name on me.
12/19/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by HannahPanda
It's your body, so don't let anyone make you feel bad for what you put on it. Not to judge anyone at all. I don't have an issue with either choice, but society kind of looks down on both, as it's a constant topic amongst people who ...
I think that despite the incredible popularity of this craze, many people will and do have "tattoo regret" and I am so happy my daughters future is secure. As a plastic surgeon in the making, she is already planning on having a couple Tattoo removal lasers (or whatever the latest and greatest technology is) so she can then charge about a hundred times what people paid to get these things put on, when the finally want to get them off. Right now there are plastic surgeons making a full income doing nothing but Tattoo removal.

We have a cousin who is a brand new oncologist, and sadly we fear he too may make a living in the future treating all those people getting pumped full of completely unregulated chemicals, dyes, paints and toxins, and later finding out the real "cost" of that exposure.
12/19/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by AndroAngel
I dislike name tattoos, but mostly the ones done in "Chinese" or "Japanese" because other languages don't work like that. Unless your SO's name is from the language you're tattooing on yourself, it isn't going to ...
Sounds like urban myth, but a buddy DID get a Tat in the orient, thinking it said something about "Faith and Hope". It basically said "Stupid American". Not till a fellow serviceman who knew Korean told him, did he realize it and by then the "corner artist" was LONG gone. I KNOW this is true, since he had to spend a LOT of money getting it removed by another friend of ours who is a physician!!!!!!
12/19/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Lucky21
As a rule I don't have any problems with them. I have a superstition that if you get your SO's name tattooed on you, your relationship is doomed.
There may be some truth to this. If either of us went out and got a Tattoo on us, with the others name (or ANY name), I DO believe we would find our "S.O." questioning our sanity and LEAVING.
12/19/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by HannahPanda
It's your body, so don't let anyone make you feel bad for what you put on it. Not to judge anyone at all. I don't have an issue with either choice, but society kind of looks down on both, as it's a constant topic amongst people who ...
We just noticed even in the tone of the question. You speak of a TATTOO...an intrinsically permanent marking on the skin...done with mostly unregulated chemicals and dyes, and in NO WAY intended to come off...and in the same paragraph, speak of "HARDER TO REMOVE". I hear this often from people getting tattoos!! If you have to think about removing the thing, up front....if it is potentially NOT something you want to keep, then WHY DO IT????? (Can you imagine someone saying "if I cut off my finger, it might be hard to sew back on later....but I am going to do it, since I like that four finger look"?). REALLY???? Would you say "it's a personal choice", and it is "their body, and if they are happy with that four finger look, hey, more power to them"? SURE...I am sure many people MIGHT say that....but really, would MOST people say that? Just asking.

I'm just an old gal who simply "doesn't get it".
12/19/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Sounds like urban myth, but a buddy DID get a Tat in the orient, thinking it said something about "Faith and Hope". It basically said "Stupid American". Not till a fellow serviceman who knew Korean told him, did he realize it and ...
Believe me, it's not an urban myth, it's documentable fact. Kanji and Hiragana don't have direct alphabet equivalents in our alphabet. link That website demonstrates the misuse of Chinese characters in the West.

Here's their post on Gibberish Font, the font that is used to translate names: link
12/19/2011
deltalima deltalima
I would love to tattoo the name of someone I love(outside my family) but it's just a bad jinx and horrible if the worst does happen.
12/19/2011
NaughtyNikkie NaughtyNikkie
I have lots of ink & I have been asked "Why did you do that" many times, but it comes down to the fact that IT'S MY BODY so it's MY CHOICE!

I have a "tramp stamp" as everyone calls it & it's a heart with angel wings. The name tramp stamp is bullshit, I'm not a tramp, I'm a married mom with 2 kids lol

I also have 3 names on my body... My husbands & my 2 sons.. Granted my hubbys name is Tommy & the way the name is written I could turn the T into a M & make it say Mommy if shit hit the fan.. So it would say Mommy, Jake & Ryan if needed.

I also have my wedding ring that's a tat & my hubby has the same design as mine on his hand too..

those are the most looked down on out of the dozen I have.. it's funny cuz you would think the giant Devil heart with bat wings that covers my entire left side would be the most hated or shunned tat I have...

Point is it's ur body, do what you want to it cuz in the end all that ink is just gonna rot away once you die lol
12/19/2011
Sinfully Sinfully
I dont have an issue with either, although I wouldn't get either on myself.
12/19/2011
EdenJP EdenJP
Good Question
12/19/2011
badk1tty badk1tty
Quote:
Originally posted by HannahPanda
It's your body, so don't let anyone make you feel bad for what you put on it. Not to judge anyone at all. I don't have an issue with either choice, but society kind of looks down on both, as it's a constant topic amongst people who ...
I think names are tacky. That's just my opinion, and not meant to insult anyone who has names -- it's just not for me. I'd rather get something symbolic of the person than just their name. It's like, I'm not gonna forget you, so I don't need to remember your name.
12/21/2011
TheSlyFox TheSlyFox
Neither is offensive to me, but i think the name tattoos are worse, but, it's your body, your decision.
12/21/2011
zeebot zeebot
I think they're both stupid, but if people want to make bad decisions that's up to them.
12/22/2011
Kitka Kitka
Personally I have a "tramp stamp" that is my husband's name in a different language and another one of my son's name on my hip. I did my research and am 100% positive they say exactly what I wanted them to. I also have some words in gaelic on my chest and it has special meaning to myself and my husband.

I've never had a problem with tattoos, in fact I love them, but I hate that the lower back tattoos are called "tramp stamps". Really? A tattoo placed in a certain spot makes someone a tramp? Ugh, so stupid.
12/22/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
Name tattoos seem pretty stupid and short-sighted.
12/22/2011
voenne voenne
Quote:
Originally posted by Kitka
Personally I have a "tramp stamp" that is my husband's name in a different language and another one of my son's name on my hip. I did my research and am 100% positive they say exactly what I wanted them to. I also have some words in ...
I know, I don't understand how having a tattoo on the lower back became the sign of a "tramp".

I'm all for people getting whatever they want...but I've always been weary of getting a name tattooed, because people come and go, and it's a risk to take.
12/22/2011
sexydelphia sexydelphia
i wouldn't get either only cause of jinx'ing something by placing someone's name on my body
12/28/2011
Chirple Chirple
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I think that despite the incredible popularity of this craze, many people will and do have "tattoo regret" and I am so happy my daughters future is secure. As a plastic surgeon in the making, she is already planning on having a couple ...
Normal tattoos are pretty harmless, chemically, compared to what many people eat and sometimes breathe on a daily basis.

People have been getting tattoos for thousands of years and in much less regulated and much less sterile conditions. There are risks, but saying "tattoos could give you cancer" is fearmongering.

UV+glow ink is an issue and anyone getting such a tattoo should do their research and be aware of the risks.

As well, people should be aware of the possibility of irritation or an allergic reaction. There are certainly things the tattoo industry needs to work on, there needs to be more clarity around tattoo ink, and people need to be informed of risks. But many are theoretical and may not have answers in our lifetime.

People need to do research and ask their artist about the inks they use along with other basic concerns.

If one is going to fearmonger about tattoos, they might as well do so about people applying harsh chemicals and dyes to their scalps in order to change hair colour. These can produce allergic reactions and burns and even cause permanent disfigurement and potential long-term health concerns. And because it's "temporary", it's something hardly anyone thinks about.


Not trying to pick on you, just opening the conversation that we take a lot of unhealthy things as "normal" and don't put much thought into them. I think we should all think about what we're doing to our bodies and try to make educated choices about the risks we take every day.


I totally agree, though, that many people are making mistakes. Tons of people DON'T bother to do their research. Some people get shitty tattoos by unlicensed people in horrible conditions - either people with no morals who will tattoo minors unsafely or kids tattooing each other.

And tons just "want a tattoo" as a rite of passage, without really thinking of what, if anything, they want on them for life. I've seen PLENTY of that. :/
12/29/2011
Dirminxia Dirminxia
I feel like tramp stamps are tacky, and i dont like what they seem to label you as.
12/29/2011
In Between Soliloquies In Between Soliloquies
Other: I don't think a tattoo on the lower back is awful in itself, but the popular ones (butterflies, names, eyes, dumb quotes, music notes) tend to be super tacky.

As for names, I don't think it's smart to get a non-family name tattooed, but I don't really think it's the best idea to get a family member's name tattooed, either.

I also kind of am annoyed with the stars and music notes behind the ear or on the wrist or on the foot. I feel like they're too mainstream and they lose meaning when everyone has them. But then, it's really not for me or anyone else to judge' people should do what makes them feel happy without fear that jerks like me will be taking inventory of all their played-out ink
12/29/2011
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HannahPanda HannahPanda
Do you have an issue with either at all?
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Chirple Chirple
Nah.

Someone else's body, hope they're making the choices they want with it.

Unfortunately, some people don't really think about the long-term implications of what they do, though. :/ I've hung out enough at a local tattoo place to overhear enough unfortunate things in that regard.
12/18/2011
SexyStuff SexyStuff
I don't have an issue with other people's choices, but I don't like the for me.
12/19/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I don't have an issue with them and wrote an article about them awhile back.
12/19/2011
Holly14 Holly14
I dont have an issue with them because its there choice. Personally i wouldnt have either i dont think.
12/22/2011
TheSlyFox TheSlyFox
I don't have an issue with either. i may get a tramp stamp eventually, but i don't think i'd get a name tattoo unless it was my child's name.
12/29/2011
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