I would say why you got them would matter somewhat, victor...
I got mine as commemoration of different parts of my life that I didn't care to forget- little permament souvineers of experiences that I've lived through and came out learning things- and those lessons are things I want to be reminded of...
my grandfather, an orphan, had the word mom tattooed on his arm... we never figured that out, my aunt and uncle have tattoos as well, anniversary presents for their 30th anniversary to each other years ago... like a memory of the good times they've had and will continue to have... there's sometimes more signifigance to ink than trendiness
plus, correct me if I'm wrong, but the maoris were from YOUR part of the world were they not?
Tattoos were a common mark of identity and culture in the pre-Christian world, and were mostly stamped out by Christianization... you're attitude towards them is saying something rather interesting about you
Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom? -Terry Pratchett
I'm planning to get one on the first or May. At least, if my friend is available that day, she really wanted to come with me. It's going to be a memorial tattoo and I don't have an exact design yet. I have multiple designs, but I haven't chosen any of them yet. I don't have any tattoos either, but I think I'll be able to handle the pain. It might sound strange, but I like needles.
I was sitting outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the tower. The TV was obviously on. I used to fly myself and I said, "There's one terrible pilot."
- George W. Bush -