Tonight I was at the grocery store in a solidly middle class, Christian values neighborhood. In the 15 minutes I was there, I saw three different women with neck tattoos. One lady had a name tattooed on the side of her neck. The next lady had a big flowery splash on the back of her neck. The last lady I saw had barbed wire going around her neck.
I gotta tell you, I about plotzed. I know I openly stared. I couldn't help it. In my redneck, conservative town, this was the equivalent of seeing some nudity. I don't think the shock was so much my own horror as it was the shock of seeing what I have always thought was so exotic in such a mundane environment.
Then it dawned on me. This must be a new trend. Hmmm...
My question to those of you with and without neck tattoos:
Does it make a statement of commitment because it is so difficult to hide? Is it a new erotic zone for tattooing?
I would think it would hurt like hell. After two surgeries and lots of blood being drawn, needles are not my best friend.
As you may know, I would never personally get a tattoo. It just isn't something I like or would enjoy. That being said, I don't oppose other people getting them. I have seen a few that are quite touching in memory of a loved one lost. I have also seen a few cool superhero ones. I just don't see the appeal in tattooing one's neck. I would appreciate any insight you might have.