Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Mindless Tattoos

I know a girl who was in my college class. She loves reptiles and tattoos. She got her first tattoo when she was in college which actually was a tattoo to symbolise her and her boyfriend's love and relationship (stupid I know). They're still together luckily for her. She got a reptile tattoo on her foot that was cute. Near the end of college though, she got her favourite Japanese manga character tattooed on her forearm, quite large. His hair is all black so from a distance, it looks like a black blob on her forearm and it's totally out of place. When I saw her with it in college, she seemed quite self conscious about it. After college, she got more tattoos, it seems just weeks between each other. This girl definitely has an addiction. Her tattoos are just random things she likes, tattooed on herself, whether it looks nice or not. I know people can tattoo whatever they want, do whatever they want but even I noticed, she seemed self conscious about that forearm one.

Two weeks ago, she got a thigh tattoo and only a couple of days ago, she got another one. She's already planning to have another tattoo but of her dog. She always tags things like #tattoedwoman on instagram, like she's trying to get a following for it so she's trying to get as many tattoos as she can, without actually thinking about it. Her manga tattoo got over 1700 likes, whilst the rest of her photos have barely any. They always recommend that you give yourself 6 months to think over your tattoo before getting it, she has a new one every couple of weeks! It may bring her happiness now, but I have a feeling she'll regret at least a couple of them because she's doing them on the whim. Yes, people are covered in tattoos, but they do it because they love their tattoos, they often have meaning. They don't get covered in them to get some kind of following or to be liked by others or to try to be cool. I feel like she's doing it all for the wrong reasons.


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