We were talking earlier today about tattoos and the meanings that come with some of them. For tribes who still use them as a way to show honor there are those tattoos which can only be applied once earned, to apply them otherwise would be a great offense to that culture.
So, we started talking about our Culture and how some tattoos are still seen that way. While it's clear that tats which carry offensive meanings would be "taboo" for most, what about others? I said I felt a US Marine Tat would be off limits for someone who's not a Marine, because it wasn't earned. To me it's no different than going to these other cultures and having tattoos which are meant to honor achievements that weren't earned... My DH seems to disagree...
What do you all think? Are there some tats which are simply off-limits without being earned? Even in our culture? Or is this thinking something which is to "tribal?"
Answer by beckcorc at 6:51 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
Answer by Ross2010 at 7:01 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
Answer by Ross2010 at 7:04 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
Answer by Ross2010 at 7:06 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
Answer by beckcorc at 7:13 PM on Nov. 13, 2010