I have a thing for a guys with tattoos and piercings. I can’t help it. But I never seem to attract them.
I was saying this to a guy friend who is recently very tattooed and pierced and he said “Haylee I don’t mean to be harsh but guys who generally have tattoos and piercings usually go for girls with tattoos and piercings. I liked those kinds of girls and now I have them (tattoos and piercings) those girls go for me and normal girls don’t look twice”. It got me thinking do I need to change me in order to get the guys that float my boat? I have several piercings, love heavy metal music and have a cracking personality isn’t that enough?
I understand people have things they look for in potential partners, many of my guy friends long for a hot girl covered in tattoos to knock on their door, but I honestly don’t think that if the right girl came along un-tattooed they would just say no thanks. I know I wouldn’t (but obviously replacing the word girl with guy).
I think my friend meant well with what he said and in the “alternative scene” is probably true but in general I don’t think it applies. In the past I have “pulled” these kind of guys and most of my exes are tattooed and pierced and they never mentioned the fact I don’t have tattoos. I see loads of couples out and about the guy with tattoos and the girl without, looking all high maintenance. I guess being more attracted to people with piercings and tattoos is the same as being attracted to guys who wear certain styles, but its all so superficial. At the end of the day tattoos, piercings, clothing, hair styles, ethnicity etc are all on the outside what about personality. Although I say I have a thing for guys with tattoos and piercings if prince charming came along plain looking I wouldn’t care as long as he made me laugh.
So in reply to my friend I should say I do love my piercings and would love to get a tattoo but I would never get a tattoo just in order to get guys to like me I want something deeper than that.