Thursday, 19 May 2011
We all know why men get tattoos - they want to look badass. It's common to see big buff guys showing off their tattoos while pumping iron in the gym, indicating that they're forces not to be reckoned with.
But for women, it doesn't make much sense (unless of course they're manly women who want to look intimidating as well). Nowadays, tattoos have become a mainstream fad for women. Some only get small tattoos on the wrist or the like. Others feel the need to cover their entire backs. It's not like getting a tattoo is cheap either; I've heard of people paying up to $2,000. Let's not forget the potential consequences tattoos give people, the biggest one being the possibility of having to get them lasered off later in life.
I'm sure there are various answers to this question. Several things come to my mind. I'm sure peer pressure plays a big role; women like to act collectively and do whatever their friends are doing in order to feel complete. I think low self-esteem/insecurity also plays a major role. Women who are not happy with themselves feel the need to get tattoos in order to feel better. I'll go out on a limb here and say a third reason could be that women enjoy just the experience of having the needles pinned into their skin. It gives them a tantalizing feeling somehow.
If you have gotten a tattoo, what was your reason for getting one?