Girls, Think Twice Before Getting Those Tattoos

Although art is in the eye of the beholder

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I’m a baby-boomer, and when I was young, if a girl or young woman covered herself in tattoos, she’d be considered a slut, and probably a member of the Hell’s Angels. I get it, times are different, and it isn’t taboo anymore, but ladies, there are some things you should consider before tattooing your body from head to toe.

Before I get into that, please answer this question: Is this a cultural, socio-economic thing? I’m thinking maybe only working-class, blue-collar women are doing this. I can’t imagine middle-class, educated women covering themselves in tattoos. It seems it would be a detriment to employment.

Don’t get in a huff, working-class girls. I came from a working-class family also; no insult intended.

People Judge You

No, it’s not nice, but we are all judged by our appearances; how attractive we are, our height, how we dress, and how much we splatter our bodies in tattoos. Women are judged more harshly than men. That’s just the way it is.

One time, I was in a bookstore buying a coffee at the snack bar. The young man serving and ringing up orders had tattoos up and down his arms, and about 10 small rings pierced into his lips and 10 more in his eyebrows. Sorry, but it grossed me out that he was handling food and drinks. I felt like complaining to the manager, but I didn’t.

Employment

If your goal in life is to drive a big-rig, I don’t imagine an employer would mind the tattoos. However, if you’re looking at getting a professional job like lawyer, doctor, teacher, CEO, or someday running for political office, think twice before over-doing those tattoos.

Old Ladies in Tattoos

When we’re young, we don’t think we’re going to get old. We aren’t planning on dying young, but being 50, 60, 70, and 80 years old is surreal. If you’re lucky, you will reach those ages and beyond.

After menopause, your skin is going to get saggy and crepey. Picture your tattoos dripping off your arms and down your back.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed here are my own, and what do I know? I’m just a 71-year-old lady with no tattoos.

Although I have been tempted to get just one little one.

A free spirit, visual artist, writer, animal lover, introvert and independent woman.

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