Originally Posted by Reba
I don't personally know anyone with the tatoo; I've only seen pictures, or passersby with it. I have seen products
in stores with the barbed wire pictures (like on T shirts). I was just wondering why it was popular, if it had some kind of cultural meaning.
I might be approaching senility but I don't want to be totally clueless!
Well, you aren't being clueless. I have friends who think differently of barbed wire images. I asked around and here are the responses that I got...
"Oh yeah, Pamela Anderson had that in the movie Barb Wire
"I think it looks cool. It's even better if it looked like it was piercing the arm and bleeding."
"I dunno. I guess it makes you look tough?"
"Eww... Pamela Anderson got one. Why do I need one?"
"Barbed wire tattoo? I guess it would be good for people who want to go for the 'punk' look."