Originally Posted by Whisky
I don't understand why people think people get tattoos to look "hard".
I'm sure there are plenty of people who do, but I don't know a single person who got a tattoo with the intention of looking like a tough guy.
I also don't see why people without tattoos have to vocalize their disdain for something someone else does with their body.
Most people get tattoos because they're now trendy. There are even trends for tattoo popularity. Guys used to get the tribal bands and barbed wire around their biceps. Now sleeves and prayers/writings seem to be the thing. Some famous girl gets a tat on her lower back, and it then becomes the thing to do for every high school and college girl out to show everyone how wild/how much of a rebel they are.
The reason people vocalize their disdain is that they think tattoos look stupid and/or trashy and represent poor life decisions. It's the same reason people criticize guys sporting fake orange tans, guido-spiked hair, "look at me" clothing, bling, etc. People just like to criticize others. Sherdog Forums are now a place to ridicule fighters and other posters.