What do people say?...
Well, massive tattoo coverage is not really my bag.
Personally (and I know this is one fellah’s preference) I’m more appreciative of sleeves and such on men than women. I can’t quite put my finger on why, though it has somewhat to do with liking the aesthetics of women’s limbs undistracted by tattoos.
All that said, seeing a heavily tattooed woman doesn’t freak me out or make me not like her. I will make a weak assumption that she’s likely more untraditional than an unadorned woman, but that’s about all I have to go on. I will say, I’ve found that people with tattoos often like to talk about them, so it can be a nice icebreaker.
Too many can be overwhelming if it’s on every inch of skin. I have around 7, that are not in obvious places. I had around 10 before and had some lasered off. If it covers every inch of skin, I would think the lady went a little crazy with her tattoo artists, unless she’s a rocker from a rock band or tattoo artist herself.
I also think too many can look unsightly on a woman, which is why I only chose 7, mostly on places you can’t see, like my back or my ankles, or upper arm. I got mine with the intention of still working a job, which required me to wear long shirts in which you wouldn’t notice that I was inked up. A few is not bad, but I’m more liberal about it, than most people because I have a few tattoos myself, mostly they are simple, less offensive tattoos, like tattoos of roses and butterflies and dolphins and hearts.
I only worry about people that get tattoos of their spouse, or boyfriend, KKK and Nazi affiliation tattoos, gangster and thug life tattoos, tattoos imitating some musicians or celebrities’ tattoos, skulls and crossbones, Harley Davidson tattoos, etc., people I’ve met with the above mentioned tattoos always seem to be tattooed on people that commit a lot of crimes and are gangbangers or criminals and thugs. I avoid people with tattoos like this in general.
Other than that, I don’t care. Women are women, if they want to get inked up, they can or not, if they don’t want to and depending on what type of job she has. Where I live people are getting more accepting of it these days and racing off to get one. But if a woman has a tattoo of some racist or violent thug life gang banger affiliation I would suggest you avoid her like plague, unless you want to be part of that lifestyle. Ok, I’ve said my piece, I’m done, Thanks for the question.
Tattoos are very personal and when approaching a woman, it gives men something to comment on or relate to. In a way, it gives men more confidence to approach because it gives them something personal to open with besides the usual cliches or pick up lines. A visible tattoo gives a man a way pay attention to a woman without coming on too strong, or too interested.
Most women love attention and compliments. When a woman has visible tattoos, in a way she is saying: “Here I am and this is who I am, so come talk to me”. Normally women dress to impress other women, so if a man comments on her attire, he may come off as gay or metrosexual. General comments regarding looks like “you have pretty eyes” are not as personal and come off fake. Asking a woman about her tattoo(s) is saying: “I accept you for who you are and I’m interested in you, and your story”.
From a psychological standpoint, women that have tattoos may be deemed easier to pick up. Man logic would determine: “If a woman is confident or happy with herself, she would not feel a need to improve her self image”. A tattoo is a way for a woman to draw attention to herself, a way to build confidence, and a way to improve her self image. Man logic would determine: “Women with tattoos may have lower self esteem and confidence issues”, and therefore may be deemed ‘easier’ to approach.
From a religious and a social aspect a woman having a tattoo is still considered taboo. The bible forbids marking one’s body, so if a woman isn’t strictly following scripture in this regard, she may not be following scripture in other regards, like having pre-marital $ex. Socially, a woman getting a tattoo is a sign that she is rebelling against her parents or what old school society considers being ‘lady like’. Bad girls get tattoos. Bad girls have $ex outside of marriage. Bad girls and girls with lower self esteem are deemed easier to approach.