My pal Jinxi has just sent me this article that she wants to share with you guys. Really, she wants to know your reaction, but I’m sure it won’t be pretty, haha.
Some chick called Lisa, who writes for The Spectrum (which I believe is one of those opinionated student publications), believes none of us ladies with tattoos have class. “Why put a bumper sticker on a Ferrari?”, she asks.
This is a picture of a Ferrari F1, just for reference, as it seems Lisa has never seen one:
The article is one of those things that you’ll barely pay attention to, as it’s full of the crap you’ve heard before from small minded idiots who are passionately against tattoos. However, if you give this one the time of day, you’ll see it’s fairly funny. To me, everything in this article contradicts itself. Firstly, Lisa talks about things ‘elegant women’ do.
An elegant woman does not vandalize the temple she has been blessed with as her body. She appreciates it. She flaunts it. She’s not happy with it? She goes to the gym. She dresses it up in lavish, fun, trendy clothes, enjoying trips to the mall with her girlfriends. She accentuates her legs with high heels. She gets her nails done. She enjoys the finer things in life, all with the body she was blessed with.
Hey, girls are just havin’ fun, we’re all about shopping and wearing heels or whatever.
Can you get meaning out of a tattoo? Arguably. If you want to insert ink into your skin as a symbol for something greater than yourself, then maybe you are proving a point to yourself or the rest of the world.
Lisa, what meaning can you get out of going shopping, painting your nails or going to the gym? Maybe you and your nails are proving a point to yourself or the rest of the world. My tattoos have great meaning: they mean I fucking like tattoos.
The last line made me genuinely laugh out loud:
God knows the last thing this world needs is another generation of kids questioning their basic values and morals.
Instead of guessing what God knows, I know for a fact:
Matt. 7:1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.”
Dumbass. It’s 2012, I think it’s pretty safe to say it’s only people with hilariously archaic little minds who think this kind of stuff about those with tattoos, or any ‘different’ kind of lifestyle or appearance.
Anyway, like I said, this is the same crap you’ve heard before, except it’s funnier than most because it’s so stupid. Let’s just say it hasn’t put me off getting tattooed tomorrow. Read the whole thing here, if you’re bored.
If you are Lisa and you would like some advice on how to be a classy lady, feel free to get in touch! I’m sure I’ll teach you a trick or two.