Saturday, April 01, 2006

A man with markings; Sexy or not Sexy?

Okay, do you find a tattooed men sexy? That’s today’s blog question.

Webster dictionary calls a tattoo an: indelible mark or figure fixed upon the body by insertion of pigment under the skin or by production of scars.

In my book, The Lost Wolf Warrior, the hero and heroine are marked with a symbolic tattoo's on their shoulders. In my mind, giving them these markings made them both sexy and mysterious--at the same time.

I have to admit, a well placed tattoo in the right spot on a man, makes me all aquiver and then again, too much of the same good thing...makes me grimace.

What makes women love men with tattoos? Is it the old bad boy persona that we love to love? Is it the pirate-sea-fantasy we conjure up about the damsel being kidnapped and ravished by the handsome, tattooed, man with the black eye patch, who becomes her long lost love?

What’s your tattoo-man fantasy and why?


Blogger icia01 said...

Hey Rae, I have loved Tattoo since I use to belly danced. I would love to get one myself but DH doesn't care for them all. But I think they'er very sexy so are the nipper ring. icia

12:27 AM  
Anonymous Erin the Innocent said...

I don't know that I have a tattoo'd man fantasy but I think that done right, tattoos can be really sexy. (of course the sexy comes from within so I'd most likely find the the person with the tattoo sexy with or without the tattoo.)

I don't like it when people have them just because it's a trend or to try to look cool. I like them when there is meaning behind the tattoo to the person who has it.

I'd never get it because I'm a chicken when it comes to needles *g*

12:29 AM  
Blogger Kayelle Allen said...

I have a couple of minor characters who have tatoos - one has a heart that pulses and another shape that appears to move. I think tatoos in the future won't be limited to color on the skin.

My son had a 7 inch blue dragon tatooed to his right arm to symbolize the different direction his life had taken after he met his bride. She had one across her lower back that is a celtic design featuring a wolf.

My personal preference (on fantasy guys) is for bold markings with brilliant color and unusual shapes. Vin sure looks hot with his, and the other guy you posted would be hot with or without. Whew! Thanks for the eye candy.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Toni Anderson said...

I like a small tattoo too. I am not attracted by large pieces of art etched on human skin. Maybe it is the 'look at me' factor? Not sure.


9:43 AM  
Blogger Edie said...

I'm not turned on by tattoos -- it's the body that counts. *vbg*

9:51 AM  
Blogger LSB Author, Darragha Foster said...

In my novel, "Love's Second Sight" one of the minor, but very, very sexy characters, Thorok, has a tattoo of a serpent. It starts at his belly and goes down...and can rear its fearsome head to strike :)

10:51 AM  
Blogger snowflake said...

In general, I don't fantasise about tattoed man because I like the natural skin look but some men do carry it well, like the third photo you've posted here.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Alcuin Bramerton said...

My tattoo-man fantasy is George Bush with a bunny rabbit on the right side of his nose. A man thus decorated could not, with integrity, bomb the planet to pulp.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Rae Monet said...

Good stuff, guys. Keep it coming. Yes, I think how the man with the tattoo carries himself lends to the attraction.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Paige Burns said...

I love guys with tattoos. Mr. B has one, my brother in law has about ten, I have a good friend who has full sleeves and his wife has about 10 or 15 herself. I have one and I want another. I've used tattoos in my stories too, and the one I'm working on the hero has a Dragon tattooed across his chest. Muy Caliente!

What I don't like is piercings. Gages in the ears, studs across the chest, a bar in the back of the neck, I'm not even a fan of a tongue piercing.

1:01 PM  
Anonymous kathleen dante said...

I think it depends on the man, first and foremost. Next would be the design and where it's placed. Just having a tattoo wouldn't make a scrawny guy or a lardbutt sexy, IMO.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Emma Sinclair said...

I think tatoo's are sexy on the right person.

If the guy is sexy then tatoos only enhance the sexiness.

If the guy isn't sexy...well, a tatoo's not going to help

1:45 PM  
Blogger Emma Sinclair said...

Oh, and I think they're sexy on women, too.

I'd get one if I weren't so afraid of pain. I want a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Rae Monet said...

Oh,Emma, that's good. I have a tattoo on my left shoulder. Hurt at first, then after a while, it just gets sort numb.

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Miki said...

I'm not a big fan of tattoos, probably for different reasons.

For one, they're just too, too permanent. Tastes change all the time...of course, I prefer white walls at home, so I can change things easily with curtains, pillows, etc., rather than having to repaint. So it would make sense I'd have the same tastes in decorating my men. *smirk*

For another, every male in my immediate family has one. And three out of five got them...well, in the detention center or jail. So they tend to signify a certain...class...of person to me, no matter how unfair it is to say that.

In sci-fi or fantasy, I can view a tattoo as something culturally significant and can find that interesting. But when I see them on "real people", I tend to assume they're the result of a little too much alcohol and peer pressure. *LOL*

3:29 PM  
Blogger icia01 said...

In some cultures the tat's have a special meaning to them and their people. I guess thats one reasone I like them. Like I said If it wasn't for my hubby I would have a lot of them. Maybe not for people to see but for me. icia

3:50 PM  
Blogger Bec said...

I think that's a picture of The Rock you have in there isn't it? I'm pretty sure that he's either Maori or Samoan and that at least one of his tattoos is a tribal thing. THAT I find sexy.

Tattoos for the sake of it...have become so trendy over here (Australia) that it's more unusual not to have a tat! LOL...I'm one of them!

4:55 PM  
Blogger Rae Monet said...

Yeppers, that The Rock and I do believe he has a tribal tattoo.

5:34 PM  
Blogger Rae Monet said...

Ahhh here's the answer: The Rock

Dwayne's father is Rocky Johnson, an African-American. His mother is a full-blooded Samoan. Through his mother, Dwayne is related to almost all wrestlers of Samoan descent, from Afa and Sika to Rikishi and even "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka (though only honorarily to Snuka.)

5:36 PM  
Blogger Pam P. said...

I agree with Kathleen and Emma, if you don't have it to begin with, I can't see how a tatoo will make you any sexier.

8:12 PM  
Blogger Rae Monet said...

Ahhh, so the conclusion is... drum roll... you got to have a "it" before a tattoo can enhance "it". :).

Good one guys!

11:42 PM  

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