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I'm 27, have both forearms and the majority of my entire right arm tattooed, including one on my back and one across my stomach. 100% of my tattoos and tattoo ambitions are personal, I don't do it for anyone else and could give a shit if anyone likes mine or the idea of tattoos in general at all. Yes, they are permanent. Yes, society looks down on them generally (more so in less progressive areas). And yes, I love them. Mine are all personally significant/religious and they are also a reminder of how short life is and the importance of every single moment of every day we have. I hope they are all wrinkly, deformed, and faded by the time I'm older if I'm blessed enough to see those days. It will not only be a reminder of the amazing life i would have hypothetically lived by that point, but also a nice way to recall these days of my youth, which are the best days of my life; since they are the only ones I'm living currently.
Maybe other people don't need this reminder or have any ambition to do it. I dont care. I could judge someone by a haircut or the way they dress or by their tattoos, permanent or not, and I would not be any better off or happier in my own existence, so it would be a waste of my time and energy.
I'm much more offended by the overall inconsideration of humans in general as of recent. No one has any manners or any outward compassion for our fellow man anymore. This is the "look at me" generation and the foundation of narcissism that our morals are being built upon is a shaky one my friend. When you see someone elderly or less fortunate struggling with something, anywhere, anything, what can we do to help? Worrying about what someone wears or dresses in or puts on their body is counterproductive to what we as humans should be trying to achieve as a species. When i see someone doing a generally good deed or going out of their way to help someone else out, I don't care if they have a tattoo on their face, we need to care more about our brothers and sisters for who we are not what we look like or like to do as a hobby. I am not perfect in this, I am nowhere near perfect in anything, just my thoughts.
I understand the stance of not understanding tattoos, that's perfectly okay with me! I just hope everyone who has one or is considering getting one does not get it or change considerations based on what anyone else does or may think.