posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 12:17 PM
You sound extremely ignorant.
Your total aversion to the idea of your daughter having a tattoo stems solely from psychological inferiority on your part. Most human beings have some
form of a subconscious desire to "fit in", or be like others around them. This takes many forms - religion, politics, sports, etc. If you grow up in a
large family, all of whom are Catholic, for example, you will be very likely to be Catholic yourself. If on the other hand you grow up in a large
family, all of whom are Muslim, you will be very likely to be a Muslim yourself. This is a natural part of human psychology - we feel good when our
beliefs or ways are validated and accepted by our peers, and we feel bad when we feel like our beliefs or ways are criticized or not accepted by our
This group-enforced rule to fit in very commonly takes place regarding physical appearance. If I were to put decorative scars all over my face and
bones through my ears and nose, do you think the average modern American would find me strange? Of course they would. But this "strangeness" is not
from the appearance itself, it is from ignorance and total lack of perspective. There have been many different times, cultures, practices, etc all
throughout the entirety of human history where such a thing would not only be considered "normal", but be expected. The particular tiny patch of time
and place on the Earth that you happen to inhabit is insignificant in terms of the entirety of humanity, and it does not give you permission to
dictate what appearance standards are "normal" for another conscious human being.
Your inability to recognize these things is the cause of your discomfort, not your daughter's appearance. What a person looks like has no tangible
effect on the world. If a good, productive employee shows up to work one day with a blue mohawk, will what their hair looks like cause their job
performance to suffer? No, it won't, because it doesn't mean anything and it has no effect on anything. Now what happens if that person gets fired
because of what they look like? Well, then the company just lost a productive employee simply because of what he looked like, not because of what he
can or can't do.
If you work in a company that has a dress code, for example that you are required to wear a suit, ask yourself why. Does coming to work in slippers
and pajamas lower your intelligence by 40 points? Are you unable to type at your work computer if your pajama pants are too comfortable? Are you
unable to make a phone call or send an email?
I have multiple tattoos. I have a tested 142 IQ, am a member of Mensa, have had many jobs, am just about done with a Bachelor of Science in cyber
security with a good GPA, and will be earning a 6 figure salary some day... With tattoos.
So, to summarize:
You, as a human being, have no right whatsoever to tell another human being what to look like.
The only meaning physical appearance has is that which psychologically inferior people attribute to it in order to create a way for them to validate
themselves through fitting in by adhering to meaningless standards.
And finally, grow up.