Dear Tell All: I can't find any single women in Madison who don't have tattoos. When did it become absolutely necessary for every female to have a tribal design on the lower back, a flower on the ankle or some kind of dumb writing on the shoulder? To me this is a deal-killer, rendering even the most attractive women unattractive.
Think about it: You're basically looking at a stain. And it's a stain that becomes the most prominent part of someone's body, the thing that can't help but catch your eye. Forget about a beautiful face or a nice figure - if a woman has a smudgy blue butterfly etched into her arm, that's what I'll be staring at, whether I like it or not.
And just consider the blue butterfly for a minute. Or the red heart. Or the black star. These are tacky images, like something on a poster in a teenage girl's room. The only difference is, the teenage girl can take down the poster when her tastes mature. Not so for the tattooed woman and her partner, who are stuck with the crude graphic for all eternity.
I mean, I've even gotten tired of Matisse and Picasso posters on my walls, and they're artistically compelling. So what chance does the blue butterfly have of holding my interest?
I know a lot of guys feel the way I do, but we're out of luck in this tattoo-crazy town.
Dear Thin Skinned: If you're looking for sympathy, you're talking to the wrong person, since I have the words "Jodi Schneider" tattooed behind my right knee. (Don't ask.)
Dude, it's 2014! Body art is here to stay and really isn't such a big deal. If you can't perceive a woman's beauty just because she has a little ink on her arm, the problem is yours, not hers. My advice is to lighten up.
In fact, "Lighten Up" might not be a bad choice for your own first tattoo.
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