Archive for September, 2013
Tags: #Tattoos #TattooedLady #TattooedMoms #HandstyleTattoos #Ink #BodyMods #Snake #Skulls #Roses #Neotraditional
Tags: #Tattoos #TattooedLady #TattooedMom #TattooedParent #Ink #Habit
When I started getting my tattoos I knew the judgement I would face by people still living in cardboard boxes. Why do you get them? You look like a criminal. You’re being stupid. Why would you ruin your body, etc etc etc. We’ve all established by now that I don’t really care about what other people think and continue to get tattoos whenever I can. Tattoos are my thing, those closest to me have learnt to deal with it.
The latest comment that has been made to me by various people is ‘How do I afford to go for tattoos?’. I feel criticized by others for choosing to spend my money on permanent body modification instead of what exactly?
While other people spend money on clothing, shoes, jewelry and other non valuable items, I am saving the money for my next tattoo. Do not judge me for spending money on myself. It is my money, my body and at no time do my decisions negatively impact anyone else. No tattoo has ever taken food out of the mouths of children, at no time has my ink gotten me evicted and never has a new piece costed my children the comfort and lifestyle that they are used to. Instead of splurging money on items that are worthless and eventually require replacing, I choose to spoil and reward myself with more ink. It’s just what I do…
If you are a fellow tattoo enthusiast who has undergone the same scrutiny, how do you choose to handle it?
If you are one of those judging my / our decisions for how we choose to spend our money and why, remember that when your Hugo Boss runs out, your diamond ring goes down the drain, you crash your BMW or your fur coat burns in a flash fire, I will still have my tattoos. I am not choosing to spend my money on a crack cocaine addiction or alcohol consumption or unnecessary extras, instead a healthy habit that makes me happy.
I pay for my tattoos to last a lifetime.