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Re: GUN TATTOO

Postby LAYGO » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:33 am

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Re: GUN TATTOO

Postby Abraham » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:59 am

It's also oddly PC...

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Postby The Annoyed Man » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:27 pm

The decision to tat or not, or to pierce or not, is nobody's business really besides the person making that decision. Like I said earlier, it's not for me, but I have plenty of friends, particularly friends who have put in military service during the past 15 years of war, who all have a lot of tattoos......like WAAAAAAAAYYYYY more tattoos than people used to get when I was a kid.

Back then, if a guy had a "globe and anchor" on his upper arm, or maybe his girlfriend's name or something, that was a guy who was courting a little bit of an outlaw image. I had nothing against it........I was even a little envious at the time. But I was just a kid, and I was scared to death to come home with a tattoo and face my dad - a USMC combat veteran - who would have not received it very well. As time went by, I forgot about wanting a tattoo, and the desire for one never came back. I'm glad, because I've gone through several weight gain/loss cycles over the years, and by now, any old tattoos would look like dishrags. And I'm starting to get old people's crinkly skin, so it's not a good canvas anymore for the artist's work.

Now, all of that said, just like any of the other choices we can make in life about our personal appearances, whether or not it is fair, these choices are not without consequences. But some of those choices are reversible simply by changing clothes or shaving. For instance, I have a pretty long and bushy beard. Now that I am retired and on a more or less fixed income, it's possible that I might have to seek a job some day to supplement that income. I'm fairly certain that - unless I was being hired to play Santa, or an old trapper or gold miner - most prospective employers would probably want me to at least trim my beard way back, if not shave it off entirely, before they would hire me into a position which faces the public. But at least I have the option of shaving it all off if I want the job badly enough.

Most body and limb tattoos can be covered by clothing. But some people have tribal-type facial tattoos, or old prison tattoos on their necks above the collar line, or different kinds of bizarre facial piercings which are hard to ignore.......stuff like lip/nose/eyebrow/tongue piercings that are a lot more obvious to the observer than say a simple stud in an earlobe kind of thing. You can't shave off a facial or neck tattoo. What happens when an employer who provides products or services to a fairly conservative-minded market won't hire you because you have old gang tattoos around your neck, or decorative tribal tattoos on your face? If you have those kinds of things, will you accept the consequences of your decision to get those tatts, and not complain about it.......since you did it to yourself?

If it happens enough, will you get them removed (if you can), or will you content yourself to not be very employable in certain industries?

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Re: GUN TATTOO

Postby NiMexicatl » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:42 pm

:grumble
The comments in this thread...

Being of indigenous heritages (both what most of you would consider Native America as well as Mexican which in reality is more similar than most of you will care to understand) tattoos and piercings have for thousands of years been very significant traditions. Traditions that are not foreign to the place where you all live mind you. This blanket judgmentalism is idiotic and insulting. But it's no different than the general disregard I encounter almost daily from the unappreciative narrowminded. It's sad. It's enraging. But i doubt many of you will care. It has no place among those who claim to be good, decent people who are misunderstood and targeted by liberals. Just another tally in the "maybe I should just leave this forum" column.

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Re: GUN TATTOO

Postby Dadtodabone » Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:32 pm

NiMexicatl wrote::grumble
The comments in this thread...

Being of indigenous heritages (both what most of you would consider Native America as well as Mexican which in reality is more similar than most of you will care to understand) tattoos and piercings have for thousands of years been very significant traditions. Traditions that are not foreign to the place where you all live mind you. This blanket judgmentalism is idiotic and insulting. But it's no different than the general disregard I encounter almost daily from the unappreciative narrowminded. It's sad. It's enraging. But i doubt many of you will care. It has no place among those who claim to be good, decent people who are misunderstood and targeted by liberals. Just another tally in the "maybe I should just leave this forum" column.

Get a grip. Indigenous does not equate noble or honorable. The "Bon Sauvage" is the product of "European" thought and never existed. Mexican heritage, if you are referring to the mixed race peoples, just means your umpty-ump great grand pa was murdering, raping, ne're do well from Spain.
Or are you claiming Nobility? Are you descended from the less than 1/10th of 1% of Mesoamerican people able to make that claim?
Or is the nobility from your Mexican heritage side? Do you claim Caique Ladino/Letrado descent? The evil white guys kept good records, both church and state, of noble marriages between Spanish and Indig nobilities. Do you have a state certified genealogy or family history?
Or are you descended from "Warriors"? Once again nearly impossible. It's the teeth to tail ratio. Modern industrial nations have an 8 or 9 to 1 ratio. We can't all be super secret squirrel delta rangers, someone has to change the oil and clean latrines. That ratio is only supported by modern farming and industry. Rome's legions during the late republican and imperial era's required 150-200 slaves on latifundia to support each standing legionnaire. The Toltec, Aztec, Mayan cultures never achieved even that level off efficiency.
In other words, you are just another mixed race human being, just like me. No special by understanding or insight into ancient cultures or you would know:

99.999 % of Mesoamericans lived a short, brutal and on occasion horrific life.

The majority of body modification of elites was ritual scarification, piercing, and the binding of skulls and jaws in infants. Tattooing was minor and adjunct to scarification.

We live in the State of Texas, The United States of America. Not some mythland created to provide self-esteem to those who haven't achieved anything in life other than turning good food into waste.

P.S. And your soliloquy reminds me more than a little of the character "Sin LaSalle"(portrayed by Cedric the Entertainer in the film "Be Cool")as he delivered his rant. And he was meant to be a caricature.
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Re: GUN TATTOO

Postby warnmar10 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:45 pm

Dadtodabone wrote:Get a grip. Image
That, sir, was an impressive rant! I stand in awe.

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Re: GUN TATTOO

Postby The Annoyed Man » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:07 pm

NiMexicatl wrote::grumble
The comments in this thread...

Being of indigenous heritages (both what most of you would consider Native America as well as Mexican which in reality is more similar than most of you will care to understand) tattoos and piercings have for thousands of years been very significant traditions. Traditions that are not foreign to the place where you all live mind you. This blanket judgmentalism is idiotic and insulting. But it's no different than the general disregard I encounter almost daily from the unappreciative narrowminded. It's sad. It's enraging. But i doubt many of you will care. It has no place among those who claim to be good, decent people who are misunderstood and targeted by liberals. Just another tally in the "maybe I should just leave this forum" column.

You'll note that I deliberately said I do NOT judge. I also said that, since others do, and since that may affect your employment, which can affect your income, and financial security, etc., are you willing to suffer the consequences in order to keep the tats and piercings? If you're willing, then I salute you for having the consistency to be true to your standards. If you're not willing to suffer those consequences and are willing to undo whatever can be undone, then I also salute you for being willing to set aside some things that are important to you, in order to have other things which are important to you. Either way, I salute you. Where I won't salute you is if you are both unwilling to accept the consequences, AND unwilling to take the steps to rectify the situation. Nobody likes a complainer who won't take action to improve his situation.
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Re: GUN TATTOO

Postby Mxrdad » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:35 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
NiMexicatl wrote::grumble
The comments in this thread...

Being of indigenous heritages (both what most of you would consider Native America as well as Mexican which in reality is more similar than most of you will care to understand) tattoos and piercings have for thousands of years been very significant traditions. Traditions that are not foreign to the place where you all live mind you. This blanket judgmentalism is idiotic and insulting. But it's no different than the general disregard I encounter almost daily from the unappreciative narrowminded. It's sad. It's enraging. But i doubt many of you will care. It has no place among those who claim to be good, decent people who are misunderstood and targeted by liberals. Just another tally in the "maybe I should just leave this forum" column.

You'll note that I deliberately said I do NOT judge. I also said that, since others do, and since that may affect your employment, which can affect your income, and financial security, etc., are you willing to suffer the consequences in order to keep the tats and piercings? If you're willing, then I salute you for having the consistency to be true to your standards. If you're not willing to suffer those consequences and are willing to undo whatever can be undone, then I also salute you for being willing to set aside some things that are important to you, in order to have other things which are important to you. Either way, I salute you. Where I won't salute you is if you are both unwilling to accept the consequences, AND unwilling to take the steps to rectify the situation. Nobody likes a complainer who won't take action to improve his situation.


TAM, I just wanted to let you know I think this is one of the greatest posts I've seen on ANY public forum. Very well said. Mucho respect sir.

ps. I also noticed in another thread you mentioned a school you attended. Add a "U" to that username of yours and you have TAMU. LOL.
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Re: GUN TATTOO

Postby NiMexicatl » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:11 pm

Dadtodabone wrote:
NiMexicatl wrote::grumble
The comments in this thread...

Being of indigenous heritages (both what most of you would consider Native America as well as Mexican which in reality is more similar than most of you will care to understand) tattoos and piercings have for thousands of years been very significant traditions. Traditions that are not foreign to the place where you all live mind you. This blanket judgmentalism is idiotic and insulting. But it's no different than the general disregard I encounter almost daily from the unappreciative narrowminded. It's sad. It's enraging. But i doubt many of you will care. It has no place among those who claim to be good, decent people who are misunderstood and targeted by liberals. Just another tally in the "maybe I should just leave this forum" column.

Get a grip. Indigenous does not equate noble or honorable. The "Bon Sauvage" is the product of "European" thought and never existed. Mexican heritage, if you are referring to the mixed race peoples, just means your umpty-ump great grand pa was murdering, raping, ne're do well from Spain.
Or are you claiming Nobility? Are you descended from the less than 1/10th of 1% of Mesoamerican people able to make that claim?
Or is the nobility from your Mexican heritage side? Do you claim Caique Ladino/Letrado descent? The evil white guys kept good records, both church and state, of noble marriages between Spanish and Indig nobilities. Do you have a state certified genealogy or family history?
Or are you descended from "Warriors"? Once again nearly impossible. It's the teeth to tail ratio. Modern industrial nations have an 8 or 9 to 1 ratio. We can't all be super secret squirrel delta rangers, someone has to change the oil and clean latrines. That ratio is only supported by modern farming and industry. Rome's legions during the late republican and imperial era's required 150-200 slaves on latifundia to support each standing legionnaire. The Toltec, Aztec, Mayan cultures never achieved even that level off efficiency.
In other words, you are just another mixed race human being, just like me. No special by understanding or insight into ancient cultures or you would know:

99.999 % of Mesoamericans lived a short, brutal and on occasion horrific life.

The majority of body modification of elites was ritual scarification, piercing, and the binding of skulls and jaws in infants. Tattooing was minor and adjunct to scarification.

We live in the State of Texas, The United States of America. Not some mythland created to provide self-esteem to those who haven't achieved anything in life other than turning good food into waste.

P.S. And your soliloquy reminds me more than a little of the character "Sin LaSalle"(portrayed by Cedric the Entertainer in the film "Be Cool")as he delivered his rant. And he was meant to be a caricature.



I fail to see the coherence or even relevance to a lot of the statements made in your post. But I'll touch on a few points to clarify some things and maybe you can just go on your own little way since you've fulfilled your need to throw around misinformation and belittle other's heritage in an effort to feel better about yourself

No where in my posted was I trying to paint any image of nobility. I have my own understanding of my heritage and you have yours. I concede to many truths about life in precolumbian americas, but I will not sit and listen to someone needlessly insult me for the purpose of self satisfacttion. But I guess to you there is no nobility to any of the Native peoples.

I am Cherokee, Kikapu, and Mexica (not Aztec, the word Aztec refrers to the unspecified people of the Uto-Aztecan sub group who travelled south to settle near what is now known as Mexico city).

My grandmother lived on a Cherokee reservation in Arizona with her husband before moving to Chicago and I can verify through many means and research the majority of my ethnicity. I have a little German and Italian on my mothers side that is a little hazy, but that accounts for very little with regards to percentage. But I'm not going to write three pages about all of that. I think I know a little bit more about who I am than you do.

So now that I've given some justification to my race (not that it should be necessary) let me make some other points. With regards to my Mexican heritage, even the most conservative estimates put the population of non hispanic, purely indigenous Mexican bloodline at numbers that far exceed those of the northern flavors most commonly recognized as Natives in the US. I don't find that something to scoff at and brush off as Mexicans being nothing more than a "hybrid" race.

Tattooing was a common practice in many places, but yes more common place were things like body piercing. Especially when speaking about meso-american cultures. And despite your contention that these rituals were held only for nobility you're wrong. You get this misconception from the fact that the types, styles, and specific ornamentation we're often class based.

There's more I could say outlining cultural specifics, genetics, the initially failed Spanish invasions, level of civilization,etc. but I think it would be pointless to try to open your eyes to the idiocy of your statements. Especially since you think I haven't achieved anything in life. (A statement that I feel was meant to be read as a generalization of your views of people of my ethnic persuasion)

My ONLY point was that there are customs and traditions that are NOT foreign to this country such as tattoos and piercings that I find irritating for people to treat as such with blanket assumptions and general disregard for anyone they view as different. You are a prime example of why that is so.

I was not insulting anyones race or heritage. I was not making some statement about the "white man" and his wrong doings. I was not arguing any kind of anything other than what I said.

Simply urging some consideration and voicing frustrations with some of the ignorant comments made. If any of you said something that was obviously outline as a non-prejudicial opinion then I was NOT reffering to you. I thought that was obvious wnough to go un mentioned previously.


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Re: GUN TATTOO

Postby NiMexicatl » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:28 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
NiMexicatl wrote::grumble
The comments in this thread...

Being of indigenous heritages (both what most of you would consider Native America as well as Mexican which in reality is more similar than most of you will care to understand) tattoos and piercings have for thousands of years been very significant traditions. Traditions that are not foreign to the place where you all live mind you. This blanket judgmentalism is idiotic and insulting. But it's no different than the general disregard I encounter almost daily from the unappreciative narrowminded. It's sad. It's enraging. But i doubt many of you will care. It has no place among those who claim to be good, decent people who are misunderstood and targeted by liberals. Just another tally in the "maybe I should just leave this forum" column.

You'll note that I deliberately said I do NOT judge. I also said that, since others do, and since that may affect your employment, which can affect your income, and financial security, etc., are you willing to suffer the consequences in order to keep the tats and piercings? If you're willing, then I salute you for having the consistency to be true to your standards. If you're not willing to suffer those consequences and are willing to undo whatever can be undone, then I also salute you for being willing to set aside some things that are important to you, in order to have other things which are important to you. Either way, I salute you. Where I won't salute you is if you are both unwilling to accept the consequences, AND unwilling to take the steps to rectify the situation. Nobody likes a complainer who won't take action to improve his situation.


This is a fair argument and as I stated in the post I just wrote I wasn't referring to moderate statements such as yours.

I appreciate your sense of reason. That being said, yes I AM willing to accept thise consequences and I have accepted them. I have turned down well paying jobs after having lengthy, civilized, and mutually informative discussion regarding my beliefs. I have also had people thank me for the insight and hired me. I eventually decided to work for myself and I own a couple small businesses in the graphic design, video production, and web design field and business to business distribution, wholesale, manufacturing and imports fields.

I don't take the world as it's given to me. I work hard to not have to compromise the things I find important such as my family, my and my familys well being, my cultural and religious beliefs (as they pertain to me and mine), and obviously my right to protect those things from harm. I also work hard to respect the same of others.

That is why I tend to find others unwillingness to live on this planet with the understanding that it doesn't relovle around them frustrating.


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Re: GUN TATTOO

Postby NiMexicatl » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:46 am

I should add before anyone replies, that I apologize for the "idiocy" comments. I shouldn't resort to name calling and I feel bad for doing so.

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Postby TexasTornado » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:40 am

I absolutely love my tattoo, and would love another one if I could decide what on earth to get. I don't even dislike the idea the man in the original story had of a gun tattoo tho the placement may have been a little more thought out. I could see a back piece featuring one of my sigs and a Texas Star or something tho.

With that being said, my tattoos for the most part will be private, concealed easily under jeans and a t-shirt. If I want to show them off I can, but in most cases they are only for me and my love to see.
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Re: GUN TATTOO

Postby parabelum » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:24 am

"1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye."

Matthew 7:1-5

I've personally seen more clean cut crooks then tattooed criminals, but I do not look down at clean cut person with disdain.
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