Why the negativity about tattoos? in The Chat Board Posted June 3, 2012 *Become* more mainstream? Everybody has a tattoo now! I answered on the other thread, but that's why I dislike mine now. I got mine in the early nineties and it was counterculture then (so was I :001_smile:)---not so much anymore. I don't think it's low-class, but it is a definite indicator of our generation. I honestly think the years of everyone getting tattoos are on the way OUT. This is so true. I've heard more than one junior high/high school age kid say that tattoos are for their parents, or "only 30-year-olds get those." ! I think that's why we're seeing so many more "sleeves" and whole body art. Simple tattoos are so ubiquitous that people who want to be edgy or make a statement really have to take it much further these days. But there are also a lot of people having things removed or dealing with how tattoos age. Looks like it's arcing past prime.