Mom, It’s Not A Phase

Tattoos shouldn’t be viewed negatively

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Allie Ament, Staff Writer

Tattoos are often seen as negative because it’s something you’re allowing to be engraved on your body permanently and can many times be labeled as a ‘mistake’. But why is this seen as such a bad thing?

A tattoo is more than just a rebellious act–it is an art form. A tattoo is what every individual makes it out to be. That’s the beauty of tattoos–they can either mean absolutely nothing or could represent anything and everything a person stands for in life. It’s all up to the individual and yet everyone who has or hasn’t got a tattoo has an opinion about it.

You’re told when you’re growing up that you might not get a certain job if you decide to get a tattoo because it doesn’t look ‘professional’.

Depending on what type of job you’re looking for, a tattoo might be frowned upon but in this day and age your work ethics and passion should be what determines you getting your dream job, not a mark on your skin.

Another association with tattoos is the stereotype people in gangs who ride motorcycles and have a lot of piercings.

Yes, the man that rides the motorcycle does have sleeves of tattoos covering his arms but there’s a mom out there with 3 kids who has got just as many tattoos.

The point is a tattoo shouldn’t degrade a person’s status, work ethic, value or integrity.