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That’s fine. The world would be quite a boring place if everyone agreed on everything. We can handle ourselves from both sides of the debate maturely and still smile at the end of the day.
I have a few tattoos myself so perhaps I am a bit biased, but I tend to think they can be beautiful, meaningful assets on a person’s body.
I used to hate myself. I used to look in a mirror and pick out everything that was wrong. I don’t do it much anymore because I know how important it is to love myself. This is of basic importance to anyone who wants to lead a happy, healthy life.
So I got a heart tattoo on my throat. Something I would see every time I looked in the mirror. I got it as a reminder to love myself. And I do (at least more than I used to.)
Do people know any of that when they see it? Of course not, and not everyone asks. I forget it’s even there most of the time.
The point is that I got the tattoo for me. It meant a lot to me with my history of struggling self-image. I didn’t get it for anyone else but me. I think that is where a lot of people go wrong.
Still, Robinson hit a few key points that reigned true for me.
“Many claim being turned down for a job because of body art or even piercings is discrimination, which I suppose it is,” she said.I agree with this. We cannot help promote positive thinking if we ignore the fact that body discrimination exists. Though it is close-minded and simple thinking, some people are still turned down for the way they look.“It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a single individual in possession of a noticeable tattoo will face some issues getting into the work force,” she said.Though this is not entirely true, it definitely can be, especially […]