posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 05:49 PM
reply to post by cody599
I have tattoos and they are for myself. T-shirt, all covered. If you perceive tattoos as an insecurity you are mistaken my friend, mine are a reminder
of my strength in times of doubt. In order to deny ignorance one must first shift perception and not prejudge.
Education has nothing to do with it my friend. The most educated people do things earlier in life that they later regret. I know a kid I used to
hang around with who was the biggest trouble maker and college party animal who is now a federal judge.
My generation was the age of bell
bottoms, silk flowered shirts, long hair and leisure suits. I look back at some of those pictures now and think "what the heck were we thinking
of," and chuckle. The difference is, it wasn't permanent like tattoos. We're all human, and like I said, with age comes a different perspective
Don't take this personally, but people denying ignorance can also be the ignorant. Radical Muslims and members of the KKK probably think their
beliefs are not ignorant because they truly believe in their cause. The same thing could be said of tattoos, piercings, and people who sag their
However, here's the question, if you are secure knowing who you are, and you know what your strengths are, why would you need it tattooed on your
body? Lets be realistic, if one of your strengths is basketball, you wouldn't need to look at your tattoo to remind you you're good at playing
basketball before you started to play. That would just be silly.
Do you really think people who tattoo their entire face are not wrestling with underlying problems of social insecurity or the need for attention?
You said your tattoos can easily be covered. There had to be a reason why you wanted to make sure they were covered (social conformity).