February 19, 2019 | 10 Comments Tattoos, don’t you guys just love them? Well I do, I love all the different ways people can express themselves with one and all the different meaning one single tattoo can have to so many people. I got my first tattoo right before I came to college and I am obsessed with it, but I guess that might be the whole point, or is it. Mine is on my inner bicep and it’s fun cause you usually can’t see it easily so its always a surprise when you do, even for me. My mom wasn’t really for the tattoo( but I eventually got her used to the idea) and my dad is still absolutely against them, but it was something I had wanted since I was little and there was nothing in the entire world that would change my mind about it. People get tattoos for so many different reasons that you honestly never know until you actually ask. Me personally I love finding out about why people got theirs and what they mean to them, I just find tattoos so fascinating. I can remember during senior year in high school, that is when basically my entire class started getting tattoos. I mean we had finally hit the age where we could get them without having to worry about “asking” our parents for permission. Left and right, one by one people started showing up in the morning with new ink and everybody in the class knew about it by the end of the day, It was always the hot topic. People would have all kinds of different opinions about what they thought and it was not always a positive. It was all about whether it looked right or made sense, but I always wondered what does it matter if it is not your tattoo in the first place. The silent judgement made no sense because it was no one else’s tattoo but the person who’s body it was on and yet still there were assumptions. I personally can never judge one because I will never know the reason and emotion behind that tattoo and I don’t understand why others feel they can. Now lets talk about the tattoo haters lol, I’m just joking seriously! I do know that some people don’t like the idea of tattoos and don’t understand why people get them, I even have people like that in my family. The main argument I hear is people who wonder about when we want a job in the future how do we expect to get it with all the tattoos. My answer to that is they can usually be covered up with an article of clothing or makeup, but it still doesn’t seem to help. I feel as though there has always been a negative thought of tattoos that extends from past values, but are generation is definitely changing that. We are showing everyone that believes they stop us from/ make it harder to accomplishing things that we can still get the GPA’s and the careers even with some ink on our skin. I’ve been thinking about this since I had a conversation with my grandparents and really just wanted to write out some of my thoughts to give myself some relief and peace of mind.