Weaving my way through motherhood whilst trying not to mess up adulthood.

Tattoos: An expression of art

I like tattoos.

 I was going to say love, but then thought I better hold back on grand emotional statements, seeing as I don't have any myself.

When I was younger I used to enjoy getting those transfer tattoos that came folded up around a stiff stick of  bubblegum, the ones that usually lost its flavoring five seconds after it being in your mouth. They were usually dragons and I would stick it on my arm and feel ever so proud; and that sadly is my tattoo experience to date.

The reasons for me not having any are well, for one I'm scared, not of needles but of pain  and two, I'm worried.

My skin doesn't heal well,  a small cut will leave a mark and after having the implant fitted into my arm and then removed, I now have a not so pretty scar to remind me of the rod that once was.

When I was seventeen, my best friend and I were going to get matching zodiac sign tats. Well....she got hers and seven years later she's still waiting for the Gemini to match her Scorpio.

When my princess was born, I did consider getting her name inked, but then wimped out at the stage where I was just asking about the price. So I think it's safe to say that I won't be taking needle and ink to skin anytime soon. 

That said, I do enjoy looking at other people's tattoo art; I say art because that's what I think it is. Not everyone would agree and that's fine.

Tattoos are a form of art, a form of expression. Some people express their selves through dance and music, I express myself through words and writing. When my thoughts first turned to getting a tattoo, I wanted writing ,although I cringe at what I wanted ( The words: life without passion is unforgivable- P Diddy's slogan on his unforgivable perfume range)  

Being as I believe it is art, I think it should look that way as well. A good quality tattoo shows compared to a cheap job done for a fiver of a cartoon character cuddling your name in a love heart. If the cartoon character is done by a  good artist it will look good...

Cheryl Cole's tattoo artist has just revealed a rose covering her behind and many are saying it's awful and she's ruined herself. Harsh words and I completely disagree. If the tattoo artist had not revealed the photo, how would we have known that she'd had it done? We wouldn't have, and that's why I like it, because it was obviously done for herself and not to please anyone or for publicity.


 In April, Katie Hopkins and Katie Waissel shared the This Morning sofa to discuss tattoos and Katie Hopkins expressed her dislike for tattoos and said, "I think as an employer I certainly wouldn't employ someone with tattoos, I'd worry what my customers would think of them. And socially I think we still look at tattoos as graffiti."
 My friends and family have tattoos and are successfully employed, so there chances of employment have not been hindered nor does it prevent them from doing their jobs to high standards.

I think that too much of a big deal is made out of what others choose to do with their bodies. If it is not causing any harm or displaying any signs of serious side effects, then there is nothing wrong with body art.

What are your opinions on tattoos?








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  1. I love tattoos as an expression of art, not a little cartoon character. I got my first years ago, on the side of my leg, just above the ankle. I had a dragonfly inked to represent my oldest daughter. A couple of years ago, I had the tattoo finished by adding two more dragonflies (my other 2 kids), some reeds & water. Why a dragonfly? I think they are beautiful, thus 3 of them for my 3 beautiful children.

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    1. Your tattoos sound meaningful and beautiful, just how I would like mine( if I ever face up to it) to be.

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