Tattoos are just so beautiful to see, and I’m not the only one that thinks so. Have you ever seen a guy across the room that’s pretty decent looking, and then you catch a glimpse of a tattoo sneaking out from underneath his collar or sleeve. All of a sudden, this pretty decent looking man increases in attractive points. You know what I’m talking about; men with tattoos have that special something.
1. The edge
Tattooed guys give whatever they’re doing or wearing an edge. The ordinary accountant now looks like a biker that does accounting on the side (anyone else hear the vroom of a bike now?). There’s just something that tattoos do to everything, they can make even the most mundane person look exciting. It also shows that your man is open minded and isn’t afraid to make a commitment.
Think about it, they are choosing something that is permanent. Then there’s the reverse reaction, you see a tatted up man and your initial instinct is to cross the road. Before you do, you notice his tattoos mostly comprise of puppies and kittens, rather than hell fire and skulls.
I once met a man that had a tattoo sleeve that told the fairy tale story of Rapunzel, it was in honor of his daughter who was called, you guessed it, Rapunzel. How absolutely cute is that! The supposedly scary looking guy is now adorable.
Although, I do have to admit that this type of reaction to tattoos is rarely the case, maybe instead of crossing the road we should get over our prejudice and strike up a conversation. Who knows, they may be a total gentleman and your next beau.
2. It’s like dating two people
Do you ever get that feeling that you’re just tired of seeing the same person over and over again? Although you still love them, you feel like you need something new in your life to spice things up a bit.
Well, with a tattooed guy, that’s exactly what you get. You get guy number 1: Completely unassuming, doing normal things on a normal day. Then you get guy number 2: Exotic beauty with swirling works of art on delicate skin.
See what I mean? How could you not have fun with these amazing possibilities? We should feel sorry for our poor friends who have to suck it up and deal with their one man relationship. How unbearable.
I’ve even figured out a system to get the most out of this situation. On one day you have him wear long sleeves and pants, and on another day he wears shorts and a singlet. Although there are some flaws to this plan, namely that he may not listen, I believe that it will be a major success.
Alternatively, if he does resist, you could just clothe him in his sleep. I see no reason for that plan to fail.
3. People don’t mess with them
Although your man may be a an absolute kitten, because of the way we unfortunately stereotype individuals, people are going to think bad before they think good when they see their tattoos. However, there is an advantage to all this pigeon holing. People, muggers for example, will think twice before they try to rough him up and attempt to take his wallet.
Think about it, he walks down a dark alley way, when a mugger sees him. The mugger’s all like “hey you, give me your wallet,” then your man rolls up his sleeves and storms towards him, naturally being very fierce. Then he scares off the mugger and remains in possession of his wallet. I feel like I’ve just romanticized both stereotypes and muggings, not good.
Although, if your guy is scrawny, I wouldn't put too much stock into the warding powers of his tattoos – your man needs to hit the gym. Now! Alternatively, I would recommend that he wear a bulky jumper when going through dodgy areas in the dead of night. Or better yet, have him travel in pack, there’s safety in numbers. Or, you know, just get him to avoid going to them altogether.
4. You can trace the patterns
Now, if you’re anything like me, all those swirls and patterns are just begging to be touched. You get the privilege of tracing those lines, as you’re lazily lounging on the sofa. Then there’s also that you get to hear all the stories associated with each tattoo, ranging from “it just looks nice” to “this helps keep the spirit of my friend close to me.”
The tattoos help reveal a deeper side of your partner and help you both bond. I have to admit; my favorites are the ones with hilarious stories behind them, or better yet, drunken stories, which then lead to you guys trying to figure out what that little figurine on his knee is actually supposed to be.
If this is the sort of thing you like doing, I would recommend watching the show “America’s worst tattoos.” A reminder though, you’re not allowed to touch their tattoos without their permission, especially if you’ve just met them – they don’t like it.
5. The artistry is absolutely amazing
Somewhat similar to the part about tracing their tattoos, you get the privilege of admiring art work; you get to see it all up close, every detail, every line, and every shade. You are literally looking at the work of an artist, the only difference being they use ink and skin instead of canvases and paint. It’s like you have a living, breathing art gallery in your house. How amazing is that and how totally cool!
You also get to appreciate just how much hard work goes into tattoos and how determined your partner was in getting the piece, especially if they had to sit in the chair for hours. Think about it, your partner is a wearing a piece of art on his skin. How incredible is that, lucky you! It almost inspires you to take the leap and get one of your own.
6. How about a matching tattoo
Matching tattoos! These become highly likely when your partner has tattoos. I know what you’re thinking, matching tattoos are lame. Well, I agree, but what’s better than being lame? Being lame together! Think of the bonding experience. You guys will be legendary. You’ll be the couple that everyone uses as an example to not get matching tattoos.
You’re doing a public service; you know what that means, right? You’re role models. You have so many options to choose from, you can have matching love hearts or turtle doves. Oh, I know, you could even have Chinese characters that say ‘forever in love’ because what’s better then tattooing something on your body that you can’t even read. Let’s face it; we both know it actually says soup.
You could even go the simple route and just tattoo the word love on yourselves – you get where I’m going with this. You may think that I’m ragging on people who get matching tattoos, and your right, I am. There is literally no reason to get a matching tattoo, be your own person.
What happens if you guys break up, then you’re stuck with a permanent reminder – forever. “But Mary, we’re meant to be together forever, we’ll never break up,” now we both know you’re not psychic, and what’s more likely: that you’ll regret the decision or that you’re destined to be together.
7. Check out those illusions
Something absolutely amazing about tattoos is how they use the body to create different dimensions to the art work. They can make you feel like something is actually protruding from their body or that the art work is actually moving. So now, you get to appreciate works of art that try and attack you when your significant other turns around. It keeps the relationship fresh and exciting.
On a serious note though, can you imagine the skill level of the tattoo artist that created the piece, they’re absolutely mesmerizing. Then there’s also the use of color, the mix of shades and the depth associated with the piece that gives it that three dimensional look.
Personally, I really don’t like tattoos that are just black outlines. Although I do suspect that the people sporting those just have incomplete tattoos and they’re waiting for their next session, or they just ran out of funds – never a good situation to be in.
Basically, the point I’m trying to make is that those tattoo artists have amazing skills and your beau has great taste in both artist and art. I’ve thrown in a couple examples of the tattoos I’m talking about, aren’t they amazing.
8. Ink master
You don’t have to be with someone who has tattoos to watch this show, it’s still fun watching it with someone who understands the ins and outs of tattoos. Imagine this, you’re both sitting on the couch, watching the contestants struggle to make it to the next round; all the while both of you are bagging out those very same contestants. Naturally, you’d both say things like:
“That looks terrible!”
“Does that guy even shade?”
“She can’t even draw a straight line!”
“Who are these people!?”
Because who can honestly say that hating people can’t bring you closer together. Mutual hatred has that effect on people. We also know that we can both tattoo a hundred times better than any of those contestants combined…..because who needs training, right.
On the other hand, there will be moments when the contestant pulls off something amazing and there’s a collective “whooooooa” in your living room. With a commentary like “Did you just see how she did that, it was brilliant!? The lines are flawless” or “he really nailed that shading, the piece looks amazing!” All-around good times!
9. Potential chameleon
Imagine being able to camouflage yourself and then being able to go anywhere undetected. The mischief you could get into would be endless and fun. Now imagine if you could send someone else to go in your place to get the job done while knowing you’ll never have to put up with the consequences. Wouldn’t that just be perfect?
I have formulated a way in which we could do this; all you have to do is follow these simple steps:
- Find someone who likes tattoos.
- Make them fall so deeply in love with you that they’re willing to do anything for you.
- Convince them to get a full body camouflage tattoo.
- Once the tattoo has been completed, get them to break into a warehouse to steal something. You may not need anything from there, but you need to know that the plan works.
- If they manage to get away from the warehouse, then you can send them to complete the real mission.
I’ll test it out tonight and let you know how it goes, I foresee no dilemmas.
10. Tattooing each other’s names
You know how I feel about matching tattoos; now imagine how I feel about tattooing his name on you. To me, tattooing someone’s name on me is like being branded… I’m not cattle, and neither are you. Also, there’s a curse that surrounds relationships with tattooed names, it’s inevitable that you will break up.
I suppose if you really wanted to test the strength of your relationship, then you could get his name tattooed on you. If you don’t break up within the next week, then he’s a keeper. Oh and never get his name tattooed if he isn’t getting yours tattooed on him… that just spells trouble.
We have finally come to the end of my tattoo rant. So tell me, do you like men with tattoos? Comment below and let me know. Also, what would you like to read about next? The floor is yours!