Here’s a little something I wrote for Tattoo Love!
After reading this complete piece of crap I couldn’t help but be compelled to pen a reply as a young tattooed and pierced woman who is neither slutty, boring, mentally ill, selfish or without foresight as mentioned in the article. I have my own opinions on the writers and readers of that dreadful site which is a whole new post entirely but as you can see from the guy who wrote it, he’s bald, bitter and not exactly a heart throb but let’s not dwell on that too much as I’m sure he’s a really nice guy *sarcastic face*. Whilst I know tattoos are not to everyone’s liking and some guys don’t find them particularly attractive on women and that’s that’s cool, whatever floats your boat but please don’t put us down or bash the guys who think we’re the best thing since heavy metal and Krispy Kreme.
1 – We’re creative and adventurous. Most tattoos have a hell of a lot of thought behind them (dolphins around the belly button and Rihanna–esque stars maybe not so much…) and have a huge back story that means a lot to their wearer. Having highly visable tattoos can cause problems in the workplace if you have a white collar job so most heavily tattooed people work in creative industries such as graphic design, hairdressing, make up artistry etc. where it’s not such a problem and supports our artistic capabilities but don’t be fooled, surgeons, lawyers, teachers and even bankers have been known to have some impressive ink under those suits and ties. Our creative spark is not only just used in our professional lives, we’re also awesome in the kitchen and the bedroom… Ahem.
2 – Tattoos are frikkin’ hot! Erm, have you not SEEN Kat Von D, Sabina Kelley and pretty much every Suicide Girl?! These girls are smokin’ hot with incredible ink and if you delve a little deeper you will see most of them have successful careers outside of modelling and are university educated and well travelled. There are many tattooed model networks out there in which you can pay to see full (tastefully) nude photo albums etc. and to date, one of the most famous websites for hot, tattooed women suicidegirls.com has a staggering 2,661 models with thousands of followers and fans across various social media platforms. That’s quite a lot of dudes who like looking at tattooed chicks not to mention the Twitter/Facebook/Instragram/Pintrest/ pages that are dedicated to women with tattoos that also have a plethora of fans.
3 – We pride ourselves on being different and standing out from the crowd. Personally speaking, I would HATE to look like everyone else and in a sea of grey I’m a burst of colourful energy and I love that my body is a canvas to some incredible artwork which I poured a lot of thought into. Whilst I asked a few male friends what they liked so much about tattooed chicks they all had roughly the same answer – they’re different and interesting to look at which makes them incredibly attractive. Of course, we don’t get tattoos so men find us more attractive, there are a number of reasons why women choose to get a tattoo and making the huge decision to permanently decorate your body is not one to be taken lightly. We understand it’s there for life (as we’re constantly reminded…) and yes when we’re old and wrinkly of course they won’t look as good but you’ll be just as wrinkly as us and won’t look any better.
4 – We’re confident and outgoing. When you have a lot of tattoos, attention when out and about is inevitable and that’s something that comes with the territory when you chose to look different from the norm. Generally, most people who are heavily tattooed enjoy the attention their body art brings and tend to be friendly, outgoing and more open minded than most as they know the stigma that comes along with tattoos and piercings. We also seem to be missing that ‘princess’ gene that can make girls high–maintenance, demanding bastards. Tattooed chicks love going to raves, festivals, camping and all that good stuff and we’ll even poop in a Portaloo without throwing a fit. We also drink beer and eat pizza with the boys, none of that low-carb crap here, and we’ll even get a round in and play Pac-Man with you.
5 – We really don’t care what you think of us. In a world full of rules and regulations it’s a very refreshing and admirable trait, especially in women who are force fed propaganda from magazines and advertising on how we should look in order to be considered attractive. All throughout life we’re told how to act, think and present ourselves as to fit in, from our early years at nursery where we’re made to wear a drab uniform and not allowed to dye our hair or wear fabulous shoes that have a light up heel because it’s against the rules to the adult workplace where similar guidelines are in place. Having tattoos, piercings and looking different to everyone else is like sticking a middle finger up to the rules and society and it’s an incredibly liberating feeling.