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Comment from rod007
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I agree with you entirely with your perceptive poem. God did not make us with tattoos, and I'm so glad my kids didn't get into that. It is so unnatural. At least the North American Indians when they painted their bodies, they could wash it off! Well done, Marilyn.

 Comment Written 02-Jul-2016


reply by the author on 02-Jul-2016
    Hi Rod. I agree with you--as a body decoration, I'm all for temporary body enhancement if that's what the person wants to do. Other cultures, as you say, do decorate their bodies--some permanently, others temporarily. Styles change, so to lock in a permanent body statement is iffy, especially for women. Thank you for reading and reviewing my poem. Marilyn
Comment from djsaxon
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Excellent commentary. Strict adherence to the form. Great natural rhyme throughout that is never forced. Some images are funny, others quite scary in a way. I think that your opinion is shared by many. "Tatts okay at twenty, change at seventy." Ooh yeah. A friend of mine was extensively tattooed in his early twenties. They arty, classy, and looked fine at the time but now they just look like the ink ran down his arm. Not pretty. I confess to having been tempted, but was never drunk enough. cheers - DJ

 Comment Written 01-Jul-2016


reply by the author on 01-Jul-2016
    Great review, DJ, and I appreciate it. Key comment here is: "tempted, but was never drunk enough." Hard to believe that some people, especially females, permanently change their skin while stone-cold sober (come to think of it--maybe they're not). Marilyn
Comment from Ginnygray
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Nicely penned etheree, Marilyn. The points of argument are so well expressed. I really do not like to see the skin so decorated with ink and especially when so visible. The bride and chant illy lace really bring the discussion home. To me, it reminds me of the comparison of the wedding dress and the tennis shoe. Enjoyed your creative message!

 Comment Written 29-Jun-2016


reply by the author on 29-Jun-2016
    A good analogy, Ginny, the elegant wedding dress and the lowly tennis shoe. Thank you for reading and reviewing my poem. Marilyn
Comment from PoemsOfDD
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Grrr, I sent a review on this yesterday but suddenly got out of range and it didn't send. This won't be as long as my first review but well done on this double Etheree poem on tattoos. I personally hate multiple tattoos - it's as bad as smoking. You've expressed the point on ink's shelf life on skin in your poem and your syllables are all in check. Excellent ~DD

 Comment Written 28-Jun-2016


reply by the author on 28-Jun-2016
    Hi DD. Thank you for reviewing and commenting on this poem. Women need to treasure their beautiful clear skin. Maybe they will treasure it more after it's gone. I hope not. Marilyn
Comment from Gypsy Blue Rose
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I know what you mean. Skin changes as we grow older and although they may be exotic and attractive at 21 they look bad at 50.

I was one of those but I had the good judgement to do one on my lower back, unseen evryone, except for my boyfriend, and a pretty small moon on my hight back, not visible unless I wear a low cut shirt or dress, again, except my poor boyfriend. LoL hopefully he loves me enough.

Good job, Marilyn.

Gypsy hugs

 Comment Written 28-Jun-2016


reply by the author on 28-Jun-2016
    Hi Gypsy. Thank you for reviewing my poem. I appreciate that. It sounds to me that you are prudent with inking. Good for you. I'm sure your boyfriend loves them. My son has a tribal design tattoo up his arm, around his shoulder and neck to the other shoulder. On him it looks great. He's a macho man. I did tell him it's time to stop now. Whether he listens or cares is up to him. But on a woman, excessive tattooing--NO! It detracts from her lovely skin. That's what makes us different from the boys. Let them gunk it up, but not us. Celebrate au naturel, I say! Hugs, Marilyn
Comment from Sandra du Plessis
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A very well-written double Etheree. I totally agree it is not always pretty or appropriate to fill your skin with Tattoos. It will bite you some day in the future.

 Comment Written 28-Jun-2016


reply by the author on 28-Jun-2016
    Hi Sandra. Thank you for reading and reviewing my poem. Yes, it will come back to bite in the future, especially women. Marilyn
Comment from A.A.A.EXHILARATING RIDE
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Agreed! It is hard for me to think how I would have reacted if my son's had decided on tattoos, even small one's. And, a generations lady glad my daughter in law in sharing the experience, if it is still to be the desire sixteenth birthday gift for my granddaughter. I know it is a cultural thing for many, and for many a later life regret. And, I think it sad that opinions and personal values become fashionable non-politically correct, while oft silently the person is rejected or exploited! Well done, a great presentation, Maureen*&*

 Comment Written 28-Jun-2016


reply by the author on 28-Jun-2016
    Thank you, Maureen, for your review and comments. A sixteenth birthday celebration tattoo for your granddaughter--NO. It's a life altering event. It may be cool now, but won't be later in life. Just my opinion but wanted to toss in my 2 cents. Hugs, Marilyn
reply by A.A.A.EXHILARATING RIDE on 28-Jun-2016
    I'm still hoping it won't happen, but believe it will be small; and her mum will have her second, which I can't remember seeing at the same time. Content that mother daughter relationships are new generation, they will do their art and enjoy the luxury together, while father and son dive and adventure. What more could a grandmother want? But look forward to my next visit in September! Great to share reservations too! Thanks, Marilyn, Maureen*&*
reply by the author on 28-Jun-2016
    I'll cross my fingers that mom and daughter keep their tats small. :) Marilyn
reply by A.A.A.EXHILARATING RIDE on 30-Jun-2016
    Me too! Or they just didn't happen as new growth flowered between. Looking forward to catching up in September! Maureen*&*
Comment from Teri7
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This is a very good poem you have penned. I have to agree with you on it looking tacky if there is too many. My oldest son has a few but the twins do not. Great job. Hugs, Teri

 Comment Written 27-Jun-2016


reply by the author on 28-Jun-2016
    Hi Teri. Thank you for your review. My son has quite a few tattoos and I'm glad he has stopped. For women, it is a huge decision to mark up their beautiful skin. Hopefully they won't. Marilyn
Comment from nancyjam
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Oh I so agree with the message in your double
Etheree.
I hate seeing these beautiful young girls all tatted up.
Your express your feelings well in rhymed lines.
Good luck in the contest.
nancy

 Comment Written 27-Jun-2016


reply by the author on 27-Jun-2016
    Hi Nancy. I appreciate your review and supportive comments. I agree, young girls don't need any tattoos to enhance themselves. They are already beautiful. Marilyn
Comment from joeruptak
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What a great write, I shudder every time I see a new tattoo on one of my granddaughters, all I can say to them is what the hell were you thinking.
As usual your rhythm and flow are great making for great read.
Maybe next time I go to the library I could check out a
tattooed blonde instead of a book

 Comment Written 27-Jun-2016


reply by the author on 27-Jun-2016
    Hi Joe. Thank you for your supportive review and wonderful rating. We as parents and grandparents DO shudder to think of our kids getting tattoos. The girls especially. They think it's cool, but is it? My son has tattoos, but a man can carry it off as a macho thing. Females, a different story. What is trendy now, won't be in the future and I hope they don't regret it when their kids start asking them why. Oh well. Free will reigns, right? Marilyn