This refers to a talk I've had last night, I was out having a couple of drinks with some girls at work. However, the girls have brought a newbie with them, only with us for a week now. Talk about welcome drinks. However, I noticed her staring at the tattoo I have on my left shoulder. Furtive glances at first, but throughout the night I've noticed her stare at it for longer (I was wearing a top with short sleeves, so short in fact they cover only about the top quarter of my inkwork there). I was thinking she's a little shy maybe, too shy to inquire about it, and so I pulled up the sleeve and showed her the whole thing, asking whether she liked it. Well, she didn't. She said she'd never get one, and that she absolutely couldn't understand why anyone could ever. It didn't piss me off necessarily, nobody has to like it after all, but most don't run out of words if you push on and ask for the reasons of their dislike. This time, nothing. She was shrugging it off, but it put me to think. Especially since there also appear to be some issues among men against women with ink. I am, however, not talking about the badly done ink jobs. With tattoo artists it's always a gamble, I must admit I think mine could also have been done better, but I know girls who really have great ones. Great in execution, symbolism and taste. And I wonder what's there against these? Why do even these better ink-jobs turn some guys down, or what makes other women crinkle their nose at the sight? Maybe the great LPSG can help me out with my questions.