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Really, now....

So, one of the nurses was talking to a very heavily tattooed and pierced patient.  She was joking about his not having any blank space left for more tattoos. He very seriously informed her that his tats were hereditary.  Everybody in his family has them. Either his understanding of genetics is incomplete, or this is a new and very interesting heritable trait. Can you imagine inheriting ink from your parents?  What would end up on your skin?  I must admit I find the prospect both fascinating and horrifying...


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Mar. 22nd, 2012 04:43 am (UTC)
Not a damn thing. :) Neither one of my parents has ink and my dad was a marine. *shrugs* Go figure.
Mar. 22nd, 2012 05:06 am (UTC)
Smells like a troll to me, lol. :D

Also nothing for me, so far as I know.

Edited at 2012-03-22 05:07 am (UTC)
Mar. 22nd, 2012 07:11 am (UTC)
Hereditary? Maybe he was joking? I can see his family being ink lovers and him saying that but not in all seriousness. Seems weird.

Dentists always talk to me about tats and piercings. They'll see my nose ring, lip ring, eye brow piercing, various ear piercings and tats and will ask me, "So, you like piercings?" I want to say no for the heck of it with a serious face and see what they say. XD
Mar. 28th, 2012 02:53 am (UTC)
It's funny to me when folks with lots of tats and/or piercings are scared of needles. I really don't get that.
Mar. 22nd, 2012 09:38 am (UTC)
lol, hereditary tattoos, that's a new one! XD He must be trollin', for sure!

And I am planning on getting a tattoo (or few) at some point; I love tattoos, when they're done right. I've already planned on getting inked up with an angel on my left wrist for starters.
Mar. 28th, 2012 03:04 am (UTC)
To me, the idea of having somebody else's choices ink your skin would be so weird - counter the purpose of tats in my opinion. It's about self-expression. I'm too indecisive atm, but one of these days...
Mar. 22nd, 2012 11:46 am (UTC)
Oh dear...I suppose inheriting them would be less painful...
Mar. 28th, 2012 03:04 am (UTC)
Heehee! That's true!
Mar. 23rd, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
Genetic tattoos, hmm...

Mom - the name and number of her divorce lawyer. She was married not less than seven times before she passed at the age of 58.

Dad - I'm sure something dealing with old westerns, he's a Western junkie.
Mar. 28th, 2012 03:14 am (UTC)
This! This is what I meant about inheriting ink. I'm not sure what I'd get from my folks...something religious I'm sure.
Mar. 23rd, 2012 01:36 am (UTC)
Heeee they must have been giving that guy the good meds.
Mar. 23rd, 2012 03:09 am (UTC)
Maybe the tendency to break out into tatts is hereditary but the content varies, just like in some families freckles are hereditary but not the same exact freckles in the same, exact locations.

I used to know a man with tattoos that he'd inherited, but not genetically. The designs and tradition had been passed down from generation to generation.
Mar. 28th, 2012 03:18 am (UTC)
That's a thought. I think traditional tattoos are very interesting.
Mar. 23rd, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
f_m_r_l is right. A genetic predisposition to tattoos is not only possible but even plausible. Actually inheriting the tattoo only happens in "The Last of the Mohicans"
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Mar. 28th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
IKR! It would be strange to have somebody else's choices inked on your skin...
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