Yes, I realize they’re permanent. No, I don’t regret them. No, I won’t cover them on my wedding day which I’m sure will happen whether I have a tattoo or not, and yes I’ve been employed numerous places where they were allowed. Four of my five tattoos are noticeable to the public, and I’m not ashamed. I wear dresses because I can still be girly, I don’t like hardcore/metal music, I’m not gothic and my entire family thinks they’re awesome.
Why, in 2008, are people still shocked to hear all of this?
I agree, some tattoos can border on trashy looking, but it makes the person happy so who cares? Some placement of the tattoos warrant jokes (here’s to you, “tramp stamp”) and it’s understandable that you want to raise an eyebrow to those who have their significant other’s tattooed on them, but it shouldn’t be shocking. T.V has even taken to this trend and airs shows like L.A Ink, Miami Ink and Tattoo Stories. They’re everywhere, so why the stigma still?
So what do you think of tattoos; are they classy or trashy? Do you have a tattoo or know anyone who does? Do you/they ever get grief over it?