What do people say?...
Tattoos seems to be the in thing for the young girls of this generation.
Women in general love to adorn themselves with colourful designs on their palms and hands by application of herbal pastes during festivities and important functions. But, those designs will fade away shortly and are viewed by all as an acceptable traditional custom and a passing fancy.
Tattoos involve pain and patience and more importantly stay on the skin almost for life. In order to look novel and appealing, sometimes names of the lovers are included which has to be erased later (another very painful process) when there is a fall out.
Normally, it is not looked with favour by conservative males, particularly in India.
Therefore, the women with tattoos there must have pre-decided to ally only with those men who are truly progressive, have liberal attitudes and approve of them.
I don’t go out with women but have this theory that women who go for tattoos are not afraid to display the more masculine aspects of their personality and men rather like this as they could relate to a woman who may also like football and beer. This is not to say that all women with tattoos are butch but demonstrate a certain self power which is rather appealing to some men.
I don’t really know why but I actually prefer women who have tattoos. Specifically, I like sleeves over single picture tattoos.
This is perfect to me. I don’t like tattoos that reach the neck or hands, or cover the face. I can’t explain why, but I do love tattoos on a woman.
As for “classy or trashy”, I don’t use either of those words to describe tats. I suppose that would depend on the content of the individual tattoo.