Having a body art tattoo is pleasing to look at and can be a source of attention for the one who is sporting it. This is especially true that's why it is often availed to by people who want to gain attention like thespians, athletes and musicians. However, attention can be either positive or negative and in the case of tattoos, mostly negative. This is why having tattoos are discouraged by many people even though the idea of it is fast becoming more and more popular.
The negative attention behind having tattoos was greatly influenced by the fact that it mostly associated with criminality and bad behavior. It is a common practice for gangs to sport a specific type of body art tattoo as a symbol of membership and identification. It is a common sight in prisons where jailed criminals get tattoos to signify the criminal acts that they have done. This is why persons with many tattoos are easily associated with serious criminals who have lived a life that is full of crime and misdeeds.
Aside from these, tattoos are also link with people who spends most of their lives at sea. Remember "Popeye the sailor man" with his famous anchor tattoo? Being a sailor is just one of the many professions that regard tattoo as a common practice and tradition. Others include soldiers and circus workers. This is why parents who don't want their children to be associated with these professions often smirk at the sight of even the simplest and most innocent - looking tattoo.
No matter what the reasons behind having a body art tattoo are, the important thing is that it is used as a medium of self - expression. Hopefully, as time goes by it will be accepted ultimately by everyone in the world.