I don’t think tattoos are for everyone and there possibly not for you. However, I would like people to appreciate the artwork, the talent it takes, the creativity and some of the reasons behind why people choose to have them. I have read a lot of articles about tattooing, a lot for them and a lot against the practice. It seems to me that the ones that are for them bring up a very good point. Tattooing is a form of art, it’s an expression of who a person is and what they want people to know about them when they see them. Its might be the only way they feel they can express themselves.
Now, I know that not all tattoos have meaning behind them, some people get them just because. I can say I have one tattoo, its on my foot and it is four starts, two are blank and the other two have zebra lines in them. There is no meaning other than I thought it was cute, I just wanted it, so I got it. I do have more picked out and all of those have a deeper purpose to me. For example, I really want to get a tattoo for everyone in my life who means a lot to me, especially my grandmother. She was my best friend; she passed away of breast cancer and a brain tumor when I was in eighth grade.
It upsets me when people tell me that because of my tattoo I or others, could be turned down for a job. A tattoo doesn’t make a person a bad person. I thought that this world was becoming more modernized and people more open-minded, and its disappointing to find out that it is not the case and a lot of people out there are still that closed minded. Now, I can understand that if someone had a scary or disturbing tattoo across their neck and that the only way to hide it was by a turtle neck and they were going for a professional job. I can understand not wanting to hire them because of not wanting to disrespect or upset client or customer. In that sense it should be the person with the tattoo to have a little more common sense.
I feel that a lot more people are okay with...