Are tattoos common in Vietnam?
I am not sure if this has been asked or not. I am seeing more and more artists sporting tattoos but last I was in Vietnam, it did not seem like very many people had them.
No, very fortunately, because its is particularly ugly and stupid, especially on women. Only a few do (mots of the women who do have just a small one on a shoulder or arm, ankle or other. It is possibly due to the fact that they know blue ink on yellow skin looks really appalling.
It isn't just you noticing this. It is mostly young guys doing it who are in certain scenes. Most people don't like it in Vietnam, especially older generations. I think it looks terrible when women cover themselves in tattoos or when men get fully sleeves.
I can say that I can count the number of people on both hands that I have seen with tattoos whilst in Vietnam. I know some singers and rappers have them but they are not actively out in the public.
They are not common. I have some on my arm and I got some looks when I was in Vietnam last. A few people were looking and asking me about them but older people seemed to frown upon it but I can't entirely blame them.
I saw a few people when I was there with some. I can't say this is something I ever thought about. I mean I see people where I live all the time with tattoos but it doesn't really interest me or phase me.
It's becoming more popular now with young Vietnamese girls due to the rap scene blowing up. It makes them look so bad and trashy. Most of them will regret having them when they get older because not many men who come from a good upbringing will want to take a women full of tattoos back to their parents. They will realize that the only men they can date are bad boys who have no intentions to get serious with them.
I am not a fan of it becoming normalized in Vietnam and I do hope most people stay away from it, especially the women. It really just does not look good.
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