6th choice for my theme song…cmon you guys have gonna have to go back and pick one
ok first off….thanks to all of you are reading me regularly, to all of you who are giving me a chance once in a while…..but if I can ask a couple of favors…..if you find me worth reading….please share this link and Blog with your friends…..and even more than that, please comment and interact with me, Im really interested in what you guys think about what Im writing about….Thanks!!!
And …so here it is: Tattoos. I dont have any. I dont want any. every once in a rare while, I think hey, having a cool looking guitar somewhere on my upper arm would be nice. It would define me. Ive always been about guitars and music and I will be till I die. But things always stop me….heres a few of the things that stop me: My wife….(who you should all know now as Gloria….if youve been reading ALL my blogs). she doesnt care for them, especially not on me….which brings me to the 2nd reason…..she often reminds me , when I bring up the idea, that somewhere in the Torah, or the Bible or…i dont really know where or why she would know this and I really dont……Jews who get tattoos (Shit, theres a song!!!)…will absolutely go to hell! I do not want a tattoo bad enough to even bother to look this up to see if its true….and then of course theres this: Am I really a Jew? Do I practice that religion? No. Have i been to a temple to Worship since I was Bar mitzvah’ed at age 13? NO. Do I know more than 10 things about the religion itself? Sadly, No. Did i marry a Non-Jewish Girl and have both my sons baptized? yes. So, Im not sure if the Jew argument really holds any water. Somewhere inside, sure…my parents , my relatives are jewish so there is obviously some sort if identification with it….but for all intensive purposes, Im not a practicing anything…….so…..(ok I think Ive beaten that point to death)
the next reason is I have guitars, I have pictures of guitars, posters….do I really have to have one emblazoned on my skin? Not so much. Especially if I have to pay for it and it hurts!! (ahhh….theres the Jew in me!!)
anyway, I am not the point of this posting at all….tho you wouldnt know it at this point….But here it is…..and man, I hope i have some friends left after this…….For the most part, This is just how I feel, its how ive always felt…nothing to do with my age , or a different generation…its just how ive always personally felt…..I think anyone with more than a tattoo or two, or one giant one across their entire back or up and down both arms….is over kill……On Both Men and Women. But especially…especially, especially (yes I needed to say it one more time)….. on women/girls!! I dont get it!!! Im sorry….i think a heart on your wrist, a rose on your shoulder or your back is kinda sexy, kinda sweet…….but when it starts getting out of control and you are covering your whole body with tattoos……Im crying inside for you….i dont think youre thinking long term, long life, career mom with kids, grandma some day……I know! i know! I know some of you are hating SOOO much on me right now…..but honestly …I think MY generation was probably the first one to have it become trendy for a girl to get a tattoo or two…..and like i said…..personally i was ok with that. But this generation of millennials now…….I read a girls facebook page recently…a girl in her twenties that I know thru a mutual friend….she was showing a selfie of a tattoo on her back…not that big….. it was the sun and the moon,kind of overlapping each other…..it was actually nice, i know her …and knowing her personality, I was a little surprised, but again….not shocked….or disappointed. someone commented to her”yknow when you get the first one , its only a matter of time before you have 6 of them” and she commented back……”Oh i know this is my second one and im already planning out my third”!!!!! NO!!!! STOP!!! I honestly dont think you want to do that, yes, yes…I know you want to do that now at 22 years old, but you wont when youre 42….trust me, ….unless youre joining a circus or planning on living in a mobile home the rest of your life or be a rock star I guess……..I know another girl….I dont want to be specific from where…cause this is one blog where I aint naming names!!! Shes Young…..shes pretty….shes smart…..I noticed her once last summer wearing shorts….i couldnt help but notice ….because Im a guy! not because im an old pervert….that she had really nice legs, really shapely and almost perfect…….and on closer inspection(RELAX!!>>>NOT THAT CLOSE) I saw she had tattoos going up and down one of her legs…….and you know what??….and this isnt just my opinion….this is fact!! It completely took away from the loveliness of her leg…..it suddenly looked like a long piece of meat with pictures printed on it, I barely saw it as a pretty girls , pretty leg anymore.
This is so prejudicial……I totally get that. I wish i didnt feel that way. But i know from talking to lots and lots of other people, not just my age….ALL ages…..40 year olds, thirty year olds, twenty year olds…..and guess what!!>??? They feel the same way!!!! Its not just me. I am SURE….most of those people wont come out and say it to their peers or even comment here that they agree with me…….but you know who they ARE….they are the ones that DONT HAVE TATTOOS!!!!
Listen im just gonna say one more incredibly stupid, controversial thing……..Gloria …Please forgive me……I LOVE WOMEN!! I have always been someone who loves to look at a women, and see and admire their femininity…….I think thats why we were created much much differently….its not just the difference in our genitilia, its the way we are shaped, its in the feel of our skin, the shape of our bodies……there are not many great famous nude portraits of men….(that I know of) yet think about all the artists and photographers who have painted and photographed the woman’s Body…….there is a reason for that …..women are soft and sensuous and works of art…each in their own way…….And I am in no WAY saying they are inferior, or not in the same category as a man in any other way….in most ways they are far superior to the average man……I am just saying THINK about it…..i know being young, you are prone to be impulsive and rebellious, and sometimes not thinking ahead in life….Been there, done that……
BTW , like i said at the start…im not particularly keen on men covering themselves in tattoos either……I have one particular friend who i make an exception for….he knows who he is…He looks great with his tattoos, i wouldnt recognize him without them…He gets a pass from this tirade
Im sorry. if anybody is totally offended, If anybody thinks Im not as open minded as they thought I was, or as Liberal as they thought I was……Its a pet peeve….ive explained my reasons the best way I could….they say you cant help how you feel, well….this is how I feel…….By all means, i could be completely wrong!!! feel free to tell me so
AND P.S. Piercings…..a whole different issue…For the most part, not that I like ALL the different places they appear, but Im definitely so much more OK with Piercings….Yknow why…MOSTLY….??? Because eventually, when youve decided I dont need this anymore….You can take them off……