Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

I have some awesome scars. My girlfriend likes neither.

Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

A tattoo of a scar

Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

When I was 4 a doberman scalped me. Ears up all the way around. Got a skin graft from my ass cheek and looked like a 4year would with male pattern baldness. The waited until I fell asleep to do the surgery, so when I woke up in the morning it was like the horse head scene from the godfather..blood EVERYWHERE, but ya know. It was 1993, what the hell is childhood trauma?

Then they put balloons everywhere under my scalp so I looked like fucking Mickey mouse for another year. Stupid navy doctor diddnt understand scar tissue and every week when they blew up my balloons to stretch the hairy skin it ripped old scar tissue under my scalp and hurt like a bitch...doc got impatient and did the surgery with the balloons only half inflated, manually PULLING, AND STRETCHING it to cover my skull.

Long story, anyway he stretched it too much. Pulling the hair follicles into an ooblong shape rendering them dead. Leaving me with a 6 inch bald circle on the right side of me head...looks basically normal now, but I'll only have long side-parted hair until I die.....

Plus side, when I shave my head I have like 9 ten inch long thick purple scars crossing all over that make me look like a super villan. No tats tho.

Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

Scars, they don't meld into a bruisie mess 40 years later.

Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

Scars for sure, no matter how "cool" or "meaningful" whatever you get tattooed on you when you are young enough to be dumb enough to get tattooed, it will be silly and look stupid when you are old. I've seen some beautiful/cool tattoo's, but never on old people. :)

Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> Scars for sure, no matter how "cool" or "meaningful" whatever you get

> tattooed on you when you are young enough to be dumb enough to get

> tattooed, it will be silly and look stupid when you are old. I've seen

> some beautiful/cool tattoo's, but never on old people. :)

I guess you havent seen "the burning lotus"

She used to post on imgur I think.

Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> Scars for sure, no matter how "cool" or "meaningful" whatever you get

> tattooed on you when you are young enough to be dumb enough to get

> tattooed, it will be silly and look stupid when you are old. I've seen

> some beautiful/cool tattoo's, but never on old people. :)

Ya, scars dont really change over time.

Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

I think tattoos became way too common and people get them for no reason. Just accessories.

Scars, with some exceptions, come from being an idiot and not exercising good practices

Tattoos that have a solid reason and are well done are awesome.

Scars you earned from facing down fate and catching some flack are also awesome.

If someone has a scar where they jumped in front of a bullet, or train, or bullet train to save someone.... way cooler than any tattoo.

Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

> Papa _ Wrote:

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> I think tattoos became way too common and people get them for no reason.

> Just accessories.

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> Scars, with some exceptions, come from being an idiot and not exercising

> good practices

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> Tattoos that have a solid reason and are well done are awesome.

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> Scars you earned from facing down fate and catching some flack are also

> awesome.

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> If someone has a scar where they jumped in front of a bullet, or train,

> or bullet train to save someone.... way cooler than any tattoo.

Ya know whats rare? Someone without tats.

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> live ɘvil Wrote:

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> > Papa _ Wrote:

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> > I think tattoos became way too common and people get them for no

> reason.

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> > Just accessories.

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> > Scars, with some exceptions, come from being an idiot and not

> exercising

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> > good practices

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> > Tattoos that have a solid reason and are well done are awesome.

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> > Scars you earned from facing down fate and catching some flack are

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> > awesome.

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> > If someone has a scar where they jumped in front of a bullet, or

> train,

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> > or bullet train to save someone.... way cooler than any tattoo.

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> Ya know whats rare? Someone without tats.

I don’t have any My parents don’t have any. My older brother and his wife mid 30s don’t have any. My older sister and her husband late 30s don’t have any tats and many my friends don’t have any either. none of us have anything against them we just rather spend money on other stuff. We all got scars though ha ha

Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

Yep no tats here either, even when young I could just not imagine having something on you forever.... Plus needles scare/gross me out BIG TIME! :) Got a few scars...not from anything cool enough to brag about, more the kind that prove you were not paying attention.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

Y'all sound like a bunch of nerds.

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Speaking for myself, full nerd! Fine with it. :)

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I’m a nerd. With a nerd tattoo.

Jedi Symbol right over my heart.

I want to get one of Ned Ludd and something my daughter drew a long time ago.

I have had a conversation with other people in the military about tattoos. People want to collect things souvenirs or art. But, if you’re constantly moving, nice things get lost and broken. So, for some people wearing your art and mementos makes sense.

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I always wanted a tattoo of two hot pinups shoveling coal into my asscrack.

Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

> Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> Y'all sound like a bunch of nerds.

Welcome to the nerd club.

Anyways, to delve a little deeper into the world of tats... I do admire true works of art. I do not admire names, slogans, letters, numbers or corporate logos.

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punkrock randy /

Road rash that went without a skin graft and left all the pores more visible. 16 years ago. No health insurance made for the most painful month of my life. Oi

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Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

I have alot of tats. I enjoy them.

Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

Asked my wife.

She says that tattoos (especially if they are in the right places) are HOT.

Doesn’t even matter what they are.

So there’s that.

Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

I have alot of traditional style stuff with fat lines so they will look nice for a very long time. My other arm is mostly black and gray work so that will look like shit when I'm old and wrinkly, haha

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Tweaker trash /

Scars because you don’t get them intentionally & And they can be internal we’re no one can see them.

Tattoos tell a story you want people to know about. Where as scars your not always one to show them off (edited)

Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

> The Dude Wrote:

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> > Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> > Scars for sure, no matter how "cool" or "meaningful" whatever you get

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> > tattooed on you when you are young enough to be dumb enough to get

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> > tattooed, it will be silly and look stupid when you are old. I've seen

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> > some beautiful/cool tattoo's, but never on old people. :)

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> I guess you havent seen "the burning lotus"

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> She used to post on imgur I think.

I have not, but will look her up.

Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

Dirty30 Dillon /

Having plenty of hours in a chair, as well as a fair share of large, gross scars, tattoos are definitely cooler?

Like seriously, if you'd rather look at the gross 6" pink and taut scar on my stomach from melanoma, vs. a nice piece of art that's put into my skin, you're probably just saying scars are cooler because you don't have tattoos.

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Aaron Ward /

Scars bro.

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Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

Tats are purchased. Scars are earned.

Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

Dirty30 Dillon /

> live ɘvil Wrote:

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> Tats are purchased. Scars are earned.

This isn't as tough sounding as I think you meant it to be.

Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

> Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> > Tats are purchased. Scars are earned.

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> This isn't as tough sounding as I think you meant it to be.

I dont think tats are as tough sounding as cancer scars. Again, scars are earned not purchased. (edited)

Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

I don't have any tattoos but nly cuz i'm cheap. Most of my frieds do and I love them. Honestly my favorites are the sillier ones with shit for "meaning" - the fact that someone would permanently dedicate part of their body to a joke is EXACTLY the kind of people I would be friends with. there's plenty of shit to be serious about, but what someone had doodled on THEIR body is not at all worth anyone else worrying about.

One of my friends growing up has this outline of a platypus on his arm with swirl eyes that he regularly claims is "tribal", and as a not-so-subtle dig at those who chose some trendy japanese kanji of "peace" or "strong" he had the word "Honor" tattooed on his arm in Wingdings font. fuckit, it's not a big deal and sometimes shit can just be fun and games, and i appreciate the reminder of that.

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Here’s a silly one for you. My daughter made a drawing a while back. I find the expression on the one to be so profound. I told my wife that her art should hang in a museum. But since it won’t, I’ll get it on me. She thinks I’m joking. But, one day, it will happen.

The one on the left is looking at the one on the right. Which is dead (or dying?) with bugs crawling out of its mouth.

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Re: Poll: What's cooler, scars or tattoos?

Dirty30 Dillon /

Just get it. Don't wait.

I never understood why people were so intimidated by "having it on you forever." We're all gonna get old and crinkly and die. Get a tattoo or a dick piercing. Ride a stupid ass moped to work even though you know it won't make it.

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