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Inked English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jul 27 2007

Themes: Fashion


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Not too long ago, tattoos were a source of stigma. It was harder to get a job or be treated with respect if your skin was covered in images. Of course, if you’ve got guns and naked ladies up and down your forearms and face, there are still some places that won’t hire you, but overall, tattoos are becoming more common and more accepted.

A lot of people have hidden tattoos that you can only see when they take their clothes off. Watch Amanda show off her tat to Kevin and listen to them talk about how getting tattoos can hurt.

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Kevin:  Hey do you have any tattoos?

Amanda:  I have two.

Kevin:  Oh yeah?

Amanda:  Wanna see?

Kevin:  Yeah, I’d love to.

Amanda:  I’ll show you one. Easiest access.

Kevin:  Oh my. Scandalous. It says “ACE”?

Amanda:  Yeah. That’s my initials...

Kevin:  Cool. I like it.

Amanda:  ...because I didn’t want to drop my maiden name, but I told my husband as a compromise I would put ‘E’ for his name on my back. Do you know what that part of your body is called?

Kevin:  It’s called the sacrum?

Amanda:  Sacrum! That’s right! It’s one of the most popular spots to get a tattoo, male or female.

Kevin:  I think it’s cool. Did it hurt? I mean, how was it?

Amanda:  If you’re on a part of your body that’s closest to the bone, it hurts like a…b-...like a b-. But if you get it somewhere squishier like on your abs or your inner thigh? Barely feel it.

Kevin:  So that hurt. Because there’s bone right there.

Amanda:  Absolutely. And the guy that went before me passed out. He was in the chair, passed out, fell down onto the ground. And I was laughing.

Kevin:  You’re kidding. That’s serious business. Did you pass out?

Amanda:  Of course not! No! I can’t wait to get another.

Kevin:  What’s next? Where?

Amanda:  I don’t know. I’m running out of spaces.



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Since Amanda’s tattoos are sort of hidden, Kevin didn’t even realize that she has two. On her back, Amanda has “ACE” which is her initials. The ‘E’ is for her husband’s last name, although she kept her own name as well.

Amanda’s ink is on the sacrum, the bony spot at the bottom of your back. She says it’s a really popular place to get a tattoo for both men and women. It’s a place that hurts a little though because tattoos on bones hurt. The guy who was getting a tattoo before Amanda at the tattoo parlor passed out from the pain.

Do you have any tattoos? If you could get anything anywhere what would you get?



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just got a new cover up. won’t be the last, that’s for sure.

It’s like an addiction :)

11:57 AM Aug 21 2014 |

no volvere

United Arab Emirates

i believe its a misplaced work of art :p 

its beautiful if it carries a traditional, cultural, spiritual or any meaningful value .. but i guess the trend now is to be frivolous, stupid, and kick * tattoos.

i just rather having a work peice of a massage than a needle poking my body with ink :p 

06:49 AM Apr 29 2013 |




No, I haven’t any tattoo , I wouldn’t be doing it in my body.

01:09 AM Apr 29 2013 |




unfortunetly its not usual bachelors have girlfriend or boyfriend in the same we dont have girlfriend with tattoo. often violence in iran have tatoo.

although iam not. i d like have some little tattoo. 

09:57 AM Dec 13 2012 |



I’d really love to have girlfreinds with tattoo

09:49 AM Dec 13 2012 |




i do not have any tattoo up to now, i do not want to get any tattoo on any section of my body,as a medical student,my idea is that tattoos are not healthy to your body,cus when you get a tattoo on your body means you have inked by some kinda needle wiht colorful ink , such kind of color ink may destroy the tissue of your own!

so i decide do not to have any tattoo on my body ,even it would make me look nice. in my value principle ,good looking is one part of beauty ,the other important part is heart ,if you are a nice guy, i can get it from your face that from the bottom of your heart!

09:13 AM May 28 2010 |




I like tattoos, i have tree. i think it is wrong the people say that tattoos are just for marginals…..

But i think if you want have a tattoo you need think about the consequences because it is forever…

i can hide or show my tattoos when i want. I just dont like when people cover all body with images, i think it is horrible.

08:28 PM Apr 05 2010 |



because it is contrary to religious and so far I Dont Prefer To Use It

11:24 AM Dec 18 2008 |


Syrian Arab Republic

I agree with you.

04:39 PM Nov 30 2007 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

tattoo ia an oldest technics to become fascinating for women.i remember very old women who lived tribal and had simple tattoos on their fingers,face and eyebrows.nowadays,tattoo is changed to a modern style and some young girls and boys use it to show a part of their body abnormal.in my country Iran,women generally use tattoo on their eyebrows.

03:18 PM Nov 08 2007 |




Luckely I'm in Italy and in Italy there is democracy, so if someone like tattoos, no one can go against it, I indicated only my opinion. Only in one case I'm resolutely against it, when people want tattos in relief, they burn their flesh and the beauty salon stinks of cooked meat, I can't approve of this self torture at all. Do as you like, I prefer natural skin.

07:13 PM Aug 26 2007 |




i would like to have one too , but got to think where to make it, i mean which part of the body , maybe just on the right side of the abs , since it hurts some places, Cool

01:19 AM Aug 17 2007 |




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01:29 PM Aug 05 2007 |




Tatoos have meaning and point.People in the past did tatoos to tell something or characterize himself/herself, modern people do it basically because this is cool.I know that in some prison if you don`t know what your tatoo means the other prisoners just burn or cut it out (for example in Russia) Smile

02:34 PM Aug 02 2007 |


North Korea

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03:34 AM Aug 01 2007 |



well i do not like it and i see it as undiscipline



12:40 PM Jul 31 2007 |

A lover of Ebaby

South Korea

I don't have any tattoos, and I will naver have a tattoo.  I don't understand why they scribble on their beautiful body.

05:25 AM Jul 31 2007 |




I am afraid of the people with tatoos when i was a child, especially those men with big tattoos on their arms. it is scaring. Now tattoos is popular, and is used to make pepople more fashionable. Such as many girls scrape their eyebrows and got a ink one. I dont know if it also belong to the tattoos?

08:38 PM Jul 30 2007 |




i think it should be sexy

08:29 PM Jul 30 2007 |




Sacrum is near ass.It is a private part of body.Is it sexy to have a tattoo on sacrum?

02:42 PM Jul 30 2007 |

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