Why can tattoos be so damn sexy?


Artwork is artwork regardless of the medium. The skin is our largest organ and it can be a fantastic (or tragic) canvas for artistic self-expression for both the tattoo artist and the bearer.

Tattoos are art in motion. They move with us. Tattoos can have the ability to move our spirit and our emotions, too.

Since I was a young girl, I have been fascinated by tattoos. It is no wonder that at the ripe age of 18 I received my first ink. Two more pieces were added to my collection within a year. Getting ink can be addictive.

Now that I am running free again, I see tattoos on men and it can be an instant “bump” to their sexiness level. Depending on the artwork and its placement, I’ve seen a man’s sexiness level increase by 2 to 4 points (sometimes more). Of course, this is not all skin deep. A man’s personality is much more important than dermal ink.

“Why can tattoos be so damn sexy?” I’ve asked myself. (I am often a mystery even to myself.) Is it the distinction? The commitment? The vulnerability? Designation, similar to a uniform? The (relative) permanence? (after all, nothing in life is truly permanent.)

Tattoos can be a window, like the eyes, into the soul. You can see what someone’s interests are. Sometimes you can see their poor decisions, too, etched into the canvas of their skin.

Another hypothesis is that tattoos represent a warrior’s spirit. In some cultures, the higher the rank and the greater the warrior’s achievements, the more tattoos one earns.

While tattoos are certainly not a requirement for a man to have to be considered sexy, they can certainly contribute to a man’s sexitude, at least in my perception.

(Now a man in uniform with tattoos. Wow! That can be powerful!)


Published by Tiffany

Writing out my thoughts has helped me to gain a new perspective of myself. In sharing these writings, it is my hope to help others to better understand themselves. It is my belief that with each of us who chooses this path of greater understanding of thy self, that it inspires others to do the same. This building momentum is the force that drives me to share, for in my vulnerability, I find my strength. I believe that you can also find yours there. ~~~In reading some of my posts, you will see that growth is not always pretty. It is in breaking apart and coming undone that a seed sprouts and breaks free of its own captivity. It is also out of mud that the lotus blossoms. ~~~Please join me in seeing the beauty of growth within the deconstruction of our limiting beliefs. ~~T.C.

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