This should be a given, but unfortunately, with our culture especially, it’s “bad” to come out with truth like this. First, I should admit that this is an “in general” post. There ARE some men who like women with tattoos as visible and large as this lady’s. But MOST men are turned off by it.
It’s just the way it is.
A woman’s body is like a beautiful piece of artwork – and she is, as God made and designed the female body to look feminine and wonderfully made.
Yes, she is like a beautiful piece of fine art – worth millions of dollars – and yet she’s been disfigured by markings all over one of her arms… leaving the artwork, that would have been worth millions, virtually worthless. The picture above even has an artistically beautiful tattoo in my opinion (there are worse I’ve seen!), but men just do not usually see it that way.
They don’t see “beautifully artistic.”
They see disfigurement.
And this topic is a controversial double-standard – men tend to look great with tattoos, in fact, subconsciously it increases their sexual attractiveness to other women because it speaks danger or rebellion. It may carry over from ancient days when warriors would use paint to intimidate their enemies. Tattoos tend to masculinize a person, so while that’s great for a man to appear more masculine, it takes away from the femininity of a woman. As “unfair” as it may seem, it’s just reality.
Here are some male comments from the article I found this topic being discussed at (yahoo.com):
“She is hot but I’m not a fan of a lot of ink on women.”
” Ink, from Classy to Trashy.” -Mark C
“Ladies tattoos are ugly.” -Rockon
“the tattoo ruins the picture…” -Steve
“Would you put a bumper sticker on a Ferrari?” – Brian
“Why does anyone (especially attractive people) desecrate their physical body with graffiti, people with nice cars don’t put any bumper stickers on them!” -Roger
“As pretty as she could be, the tattoos take it all away.” -I
“Naw, too much ink.” -MarkH
“Really unfortunate about all the tattoos.” -Richard
“The tattoos turn a sold 9 into maybe a 5.” – Jesse
And the comments went on and on and on. Men just REALLY do not like tattoos that visible and big on women. Even if a woman is extremely beautiful – the tattoos make her completely unattractive to most men.
That’s a very powerful tidbit of information for young women to realize, but while most won’t be paying attention to what men think (or care), hopefully you’ll listen to us and read these entries in your journal I’m making for you ❤ and you’ll resist any strange temptation to turn yourself into a coloring book! 😀
Related Reading –
- Ireland Baldwin tattoo (where the quotes are taken from in the comments section)
- French study on men’s reactions to tattooed women
Side Note: Yes, I know some readers may point out that I am the girl with a dragonfly tattoo (my website name). It’s really small, and only my husband sees it. He loves it but again… it’s really discreet.