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Turn On or Turn Off: Tattoos

I’ve always had this fantasy about getting a gorgeous tattoo scrawled across my wrist or hip bone, but I’d never go through with it. Really, tattoos just aren’t my style on my own body or on a guy’s. But some women absolutely love a man covered in tattoos. I guess there’s just something about all those colors and lines that make them go gaga. Though I can’t say a couple of tattoos would be a dealbreaker, I wouldn’t consider them a turn on. What about you?


sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
Mostly a turn off, because most tattoos are hideous, but every once in a while I'll see one I like.
calli-gurl calli-gurl 8 years
ABSOLUTELY HOT!! but not just anywhere or everywhere.
drea-nicole drea-nicole 9 years
I had this conversation with my girls last night. All of us are tattooed and on is a tattoo artist. TATTOOS can be sexy, but that doesn't gaurantee that the MAN is sexy. Plus it also depends on the tattoos. My boyfriend is heavily tattoed. He was sexy before he got the majority of the ink and he's just as sexy now, but that because I find HIM sexy. Good tattoos are a bonus.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
If he has a nice body and has something that means something to him and isn't colossal than i'm fine with it. And ya its sexy!
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
I don't think one or two inks are a deal-breaker but if they are giant/excessive/tacky, then it's definitely a turn-off.
RocknBabe RocknBabe 9 years
Tattoos have always been a turn on for me.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
It really depends on the tattoo, the amount of tattoos, and where it is located. I hate tattoo sleeves.
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 9 years
Turn on, for sure! I have 5 tattoos myself and my boyfriend has a full sleeve on his left arm. I love tattoos, as long as they are good tattoos!
opisnowpro opisnowpro 9 years
I have one on my ankle but Im a little tired of it....... I know its so stupid! what can I do? laser works?
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
Yeah, I'm with you on that one spaghetina! Similar situation. I want to see the real person, their skin, not some random distracting picture.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
It really depends on where it is.
spaghetina spaghetina 9 years
In and of themselves, they don't turn me on or off. It's not like I see an ugly guy with tattoos and then immediately think he's hot.

My ex only had one when I met him, and that was fine with me, and then he got another one of something he'd drawn, and while it was a lovely drawing, I HATED where he put it. It covered the side of his waist and dipped ever so slightly into his hip, and that was my absolute favorite part of him, so I was really disappointed that I'd never be able to see the goosebumps spread over his naked skin there the same way again, and it made me want to cry. I never had the heart to say anything to him about it because it was already done anyway, but if I'd had it my way, that tattoo would have either never existed, or it would have been placed somewhere else on his body where I didn't love seeing naked flesh - like the sole of his foot or something.

Fixe Fixe 9 years
it all depends what kind of tattoos they are and where they are placed. if it's on his entire it would with inappropriate design then yes it's a turn off, but i don't mind if he has a couple.
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
I have full sleeves, so it's a turn ON if they're unique and well done. Definitely turn OFF if they're trashy, tribal or chinese symbol tattoos or just stupid. My ex had full sleeves, chest and all, and it was super hot. My new boyfriend has a stupid "straight edge" tattoo and 2 stars on his arm and I hate it. Ugh.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
It all depends. I hate when people assume that because someone has a tattoo they're a certain "type" or that it was impulsive. Also, I'd like to point out that the tattoos people's grandpas have are different then the ones we're getting. The inks and workmanship of the artists have gotten better, therefore won't fade or warble as much. I have a couple tattoos, they mark periods of time for me and i love them. I also have plans for a couple more. My boyfriend has none. It all just depends on the person, tattoo, size, how well done etc.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
I adore them. I think they're hot as shit and a huge turn on when guys have them... ..but when girls have them I think they're a huge, huge, huge, HUGE turn OFF. :P
juppjupp juppjupp 9 years
Are there anything sexier than a musician with full sleeves? Hell NO! More tattoos to the men in the world! No small ones, that's just stupid, you have a lot of skin, so if your gonna get tattooed, get a bigger one, it often looks much better! And no teddybears and cartoons. Please, your not 5 years old! And please no tribals! There's nothing more white-trash than a random tribal or barbwire tattoo. And of course this is just my personal opinion, but don't tattoo your legs with random tattoos. I love Kat Von D, she is a very pretty lady, but her legs is too much. Upper body people that's what's SEXY! I mean come on! A guitar, a little sweat and a full sleeve on a man. Thats fucking hot! That's what I fall for.. to bad we don't have many of those in Sweden..
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 9 years
Depends completely on what it is/where it is/the size/how many of them there are and how it suits the guy. It can be an incredible turn on, or an incredible turn off.
mod16 mod16 9 years
depends on where it is and how big it is
petite42 petite42 9 years
Turn-OFF. My great uncle was in the navy and he had a large chest tattoo of a sail boat and a large arm tattoo of a mermaid. He was in his 80s and 90s when I was growing up. The sight of tattoos on aging skin is just .... disgusting. So those tats may look sexy now, but later in life, they'll just be ridiculous and gross.
seraphimm seraphimm 9 years
anything BUT like the guy in the picture......gross. (sorry, just in case someone thinks he's hot) something about big tattoos + wifebeater doesn't appeal to me. meh.
looseseal looseseal 9 years
Usually I'd say "turn off", but Michael's "hidden prison map" tattoo on Prison Break? Rowrrr! (I know it's fictional, but still...) It's weird, I don't find the actor quite as hot without the character's tattoo. So, yeah... I'm with those who say it depends on the guy, the tattoo, and the reason for the tattoo.
DecemberBaby DecemberBaby 9 years
I love a guy with tattoos. I always go for the bad boys and tattoos are a sort of bad boy type of thing.
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