Friday, June 15, 2012

"Congratulations on not having any tattoos."

It's been a while since I last posted anything, but I find this to be a really unfortunate statement. One day I do plan to have tattoos, but I'll wait as long as I need to -- and no one else's opinion will affect when I choose to make the commitment.

Marking one's body is like any art. You can't just ask someone with no artistic training to compose a masterpiece, or suddenly excel at graphic design. A lot of artists do get tattoos and it works. But more often that not, it's normal people depending on someone else's artistic and technical skill. That can't always be translated. As for my opinion... I wish tattoos weren't applied like stickers -- dark floating chunks with no consideration of what's around them. I want mine specifically to contour the natural rhythm of my body. They'll be done in white, so when the ink fades it will all be raised like scars.  

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