Tattoosday: Just loverly

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"I'd never let my daughter do that..." "You'll never get a good job..." "You'll never get a husband..." *gasp*or my personal favorite, "It's okay you can wear a wedding dress that will cover those up..." I'm not gonna lie, I've heard each of these phrases more than a few times in my life in reference to my visible tattoos.  Honestly, it's sometimes shocking to me to see how openly people will discuss their dislike with me regarding my ink, and while body modifications do exist in part to attract attention and rebel, no one likes to hear these comments.  (Somehow I manage to hide my discontent regarding your acid washed mom jeans, please do the same.) 

Recently I was doing a little Christmas shopping when a woman asked my what one of my tattoos meant, (It's in French, so I get that a lot...) and when I explained it's meaning, she informed me that I'd certainly regret that in a few years when I was trying to find a job.  In these instances, I tend to just smile and say "You have the right to be wrong," (all time best come-back EVER, courtesy of Big Al,) but it lingered in my mind for the remainder of the day.  I love my tattoos, they're so representative of who I am and different moments in my life, I can't imagine regretting them, even when I'm old and wrinkly! To be fair, I also meet tons of people who love them, and I always notice when people are trying not to stare at my forearm to figure out what's on it, and it's often a great conversation starter!  I'm certainly lucky to have family and friends who are on the loving side, (my dad's out-tattooed me by now, he has five!) but I hope to bring more of those haters over to the dark side :)   

In light of this, I wanted to share just a few of my favorite pretty tattoos that I've found over the past few weeks. How can you hate on these?

*I just love this Little Red Riding Hood tattoo!  (Fun fact, I was Little Red in a production of Into the Woods when I was younger, and she's totally my favorite fairy tale.  I'd love to know if this is an illustration from a book.
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*I recently saw this tattoo as a pillow on pinterest too, I wonder which came first?  I love the waves and the tiny sailboat.  Cute cute cute!
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* I'm a huge fan of silhouettes and vintage cameos so this lovely tattoo immediately stood out to me!
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*I'm always a big fan of tree tattoos and this one looks like it just stepped out of the pages of Alice and Wonderland!
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*More pretty waves! 
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*This birdcage is so simple but so pretty
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*Another lovely birdy!
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1 comment:

  1. well said Ashley! I can't stand when people bash tattoos, its our choice to get them! Speaking of, lets go get ours soon :)

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