Well it seems some are bothered by my Tattoo 2 blog. The part where I state:
"Also to all the tattooed masses out there I wish you could stop complaining about people judging you for your tattoos. Yes, they will judge you, say dumb things, and sometimes strangers will reach out and touch your tattoos. You have put yourself in that position, deal with it or invest in a sweater."
I was not saying such behavior is acceptable rather it should be expected. If you didn't know people might judge you because of your tattoos or ask rude questions then I question your intelligence. As a person who couldn't even bring myself to let my father know I had tattoos until I was 35, I know it can be hurtful to be judged in this way. I can only work on changing others opinions with actions and behavior, but cannot demand to be respected and expect results.
The comment was made more to those with tattoos who seem to thrive on the cycle of negativity.
Because tattoos are more mainstream than ever those looking to use them as a form of rebellion are left disappointed. To compensate whenever a remark is made it is spotlighted-for example as a status update. A person newly tattooed often falls into this because it's new and they want to feel part of the club. But after 20+ years in the tattoo community I can tell you that gets old. Sure, I could tell you stories of the rudeness we as a family have endured but I choose not to focus on that, because for the most part we are treated just like everyone else or I have stopped paying attention to it at all.
The whole point is tattooed or not tattooed, traditional style or tribal armband, vintage or vintage repro, recycling or upcycling, homeschool or public, Montessori or Waldorf, etc... we all are people and we have preferences. Opinions are great and blogs are a fun place to share them- (look this is mine.) People are welcome to respectfully disagree and you can comment as such. I try to write true to myself and I hope to "meet" people who share my interests, although we do not have to agree on everything. I hope not to offend people-not because I want "followers" but because I want to be kind.