by Liz Alterman 15 hours ago As wildly popular as they seem to be these days, tattoos definitely get under some people’s skin (LOL!).
One anti-ink activist (who knew there was such a thing?!) has taken her stance to the extreme and started a Facebook page, " Tattoo-free (and happy) ," to illustrate her distaste for the body markings she believes place people at risk for HIV, ADHD, cancer, scabies, hepatitis, and a multitude of other dire conditions.
Site proprietor Jayne Weschire, who also sells Clean Arm Army shirts and hoodies, writes: Simple fact is: Tattoos are horrible, tattooed people are criminals and tattooists are disease-spreading degenerates. All inky-stinkys should be jailed. I’m not a tattoo fan either, but that’s crazy harsh, right? Still, the site is gaining ground, racking up more than 22,000 fans, with thousands added just this morning!
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While I can’t imagine ever caving to the craze, there have been times when tattoos have provided me with a much-needed distraction. For example, last summer my children and I were waiting on a never-ending line at a water park. The man in front of us had his entire back adorned with a colorful mural of baboons in their natural habitat. It was no Mona Lisa, but it was intriguing!
I also can’t understand why someone would go to so much trouble and expense to have something they can’t see, unless they’re standing in front of a mirror, drawn on their body. But it’s just that — their body. And while I think some are absolutely hideous (sorry, Lena Dunham, I’m looking at you), I also think it’s not my place to say what someone should or shouldn’t put on their body if it doesn’t directly impact me.
Clearly, Weschire feels differently. She writes: I am campaigning to have all visible tattoos banned from professional sporting events worldwide. I will lobby the […]