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Filipinas with tattoos....socially acceptable?

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Hello everyone. I am a new member to the forum....I enjoy reading many of the posts. Glad to be here. To my question:

 

I have traveled in the Phils before, so I have a "basic" understanding of some social concepts within the Phils. However, I never really met many Filipinas that had tattoos (visible) when I have visited there in the past. Is is considered a stigma for the women within their culture to have tattoos? 

 

I am wondering because I had heard on my visits that most men (Filipinos) that have tattoos were either criminals, or those considered to maybe not being in the "middle to upper class". I don't know if that is true or not. I did notice that most male Filipinos I did see with tattoos, did look like they could have encountered problems with the law before, but I guess that could be said of any culture....lol.

 

Personally, I love "ink" and women with Ink. I have 5 tats myself, but all of mine are smaller, and hidden. I obtained them during my 8 years in the military, and they have personal meaning for me. They are not full-sleeve or radically visible just to impress people. They are there for me and my sentiment.  I know that here in the states, tats have become so common, that everyone wants to have one. Whether it means something to them or not. They just want to be cool. 

 

Anyway, back to the topic: For those members that have lived in the Phils for quite some time, have you found tats on Filipinas to be okay within their society? And, as I am again attracted to girls with ink, If I chose to advertise on a dating site that I found women with tats to be attractive, would it be an invite for mainly "barfines" or the type of girls that I might not want to be involved with to message me? My long-winded question is thus.....

 

"Do nice girls have ink in the Phils?"

 

Sorry if this seems an odd question to ask. I am just trying to get a better idea of what is acceptable and not acceptable within their culture. Thanks for the feedback. P.S. I am sure there is a cost issue to consider and how much disposable income the girls would have for something like getting inked.

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Hello everyone. I am a new member to the forum....I enjoy reading many of the posts. Glad to be here. To my question:

 

I have traveled in the Phils before, so I have a "basic" understanding of some social concepts within the Phils. However, I never really met many Filipinas that had tattoos (visible) when I have visited there in the past. Is is considered a stigma for the women within their culture to have tattoos? 

 

I am wondering because I had heard on my visits that most men (Filipinos) that have tattoos were either criminals, or those considered to maybe not being in the "middle to upper class". I don't know if that is true or not. I did notice that most male Filipinos I did see with tattoos, did look like they could have encountered problems with the law before, but I guess that could be said of any culture....lol.

 

Personally, I love "ink" and women with Ink. I have 5 tats myself, but all of mine are smaller, and hidden. I obtained them during my 8 years in the military, and they have personal meaning for me. They are not full-sleeve or radically visible just to impress people. They are there for me and my sentiment.  I know that here in the states, tats have become so common, that everyone wants to have one. Whether it means something to them or not. They just want to be cool. 

 

Anyway, back to the topic: For those members that have lived in the Phils for quite some time, have you found tats on Filipinas to be okay within their society? And, as I am again attracted to girls with ink, If I chose to advertise on a dating site that I found women with tats to be attractive, would it be an invite for mainly "barfines" or the type of girls that I might not want to be involved with to message me? My long-winded question is thus.....

 

"Do nice girls have ink in the Phils?"

 

Sorry if this seems an odd question to ask. I am just trying to get a better idea of what is acceptable and not acceptable within their culture. Thanks for the feedback. P.S. I am sure there is a cost issue to consider and how much disposable income the girls would have for something like getting inked.

Generally tats on girls in the Philippines are not socially acceptable. Usually the only girls with visible tats in the Philippines are bar girls, tramps, etc..., or those who are or have been married to a foreigner and/or been abroad. You generally will not see tats on the nice virgin down the street.

 

Your perceptions about tats on guys here is pretty much right on the money.

 

:shitstormretarded:

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I overheard an elderly filipina in Camotes talking about this. She was embarrassed by her elderly American husbands tats, and was explaining to some teen girls that she often made him wear long sleeves, as she didn't want other people to assume that he had a criminal past.

 

She also said that only very low born girls, the type that work in the bikini bars, have tattoos, and no woman with any reasonable education would consider it.

 

It was an interesting viewpoint.

 

I was 10 years in the British Army, and saw many soldiers with tats. I never got any.

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"Do nice girls have ink in the Phils?"

 

According to Filipino culture, no. I think the word "taboo" comes to mind here.

 

According to me, they are hot, sexy, and wild. I LOVE chicks with ink.

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tattoos are overwhelmingly male. I cannot recall seeing them on any girl at all who wasn't in a bikini bar writhing around a pole. If you ask girls what they think about tattoos the response is overwhelmingly negative. They associate them with dodgy stuff. Tattoos means the guy is an ex con. Drug dealer. Involved in p*ornography and prostitution.

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Other than the gang/bar scene.  Tats are pretty much a western influenced idea.  It strikes me as odd someone would want to come to the RP to get a Filipina with good morals/character and then try to turn her into a western girl most of us are running from?

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No good girls have tatts, not in the Phils and not in the west.

 

While there's a perception that it's changed because more western girls have tatts now, it's really just that there are few good girls in the west.

 

(Just my opinion.)

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and then try to turn her into a western girl most of us are running from?

 

Rarely do I disagree with you. But, in this case, I do. Many cultures, long before westerners started adding tattoos to their skin, were doing this.

 

Fred's wife, Janice, has ink on her, and so do many of her friends. Hot, sexy, wild, just as I said.

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