Today is a gloomy day (weather wise, not mood wise), the rain has once again presented itself to beautiful Vancouver. I really didn’t mind its absence, I’ve no idea who summoned it. Weather like this makes me want to stay in bed all day and watch Disney princess movies (this did not happen, another day perhaps).
Yesterday, my lovely partner in crime and I decided to get some tattoos we’ve been wanting to get. See, this particular friend and I have something in common. We’re impulsive, not competely though, when it comes to this stuff. It doesn’t help that we enable each other haha. Not a bad attribute I think. I feel like if you’ve thought about things enough, and you know for sure you want it, go get it! Too many people over-think things and never end up doing what they really want to do. Sure, tattoos are permanent, but how much of it can you really regret? I love self expression, and this is my way of forever embedding myself with something I truly believe in.
love the life you live, live the life you love
It’s fairly self explanatory. What other way is there to live? I do not care much for judgement, other than the law of course. I mean, duh, in small doses and different aspects of life judgement is important, but self-expression wise, I don’t care. I’m sure people with tattoos can attest to this, but it gets annoying when one asks what it means. It’s like you have to justify to others why you have this ink forever under your skin. I only have a mere two, but still.
How did the parents react? Mother doesn’t care, she’s accepted the norms of Western society and she says “that’s the fad these days” haha. Father on the other hand? *disappointed look* “That’s going to show when you wear formal things! Can you take it off? If you’re going to get tattoos get it where it’s hidden!” I just giggle to myself because that was the reaction I was expecting anyways. Not that it matters anymore. There is still quite the ignorance associated with people’s reactions to individuals with tattoos. Why is that? Why is it that in this so called “modern society” tattoos/piercings/etc. still have such a negative connotation? Because so many people are still SO ignorant.
First of all, why do people care about things that do not affect them a single bit? Ink or an extra hole or two or 10 on another person has no bearing on your own appearance, so f*ck off. I don’t entertain negative people, but it must suck to be so ignorant.
I’m a nurse, and I consider myself a great nurse at that. But I’ve heard people in my generation say that if they saw a nurse with a tattoo, they would not want that nurse to take care of them. How ignorant is that? It’s face slap worthy. What does a tattoo on a person have to do with their ability to do their job properly? Nada. It just means that they are not afraid to express themselves artistically and don’t mind “destroying” their bodies with tattoos. Unfortunately, there are still traditional standards of “professionalism”. Tattoos are not “professional”, I hope that changes. I mean, I do not seek to cover my entire body with tattoos, but I’m not limiting myself to the few that I have. It is a blank canvas after all, if you’re fine with that, that’s cool. But I like tattoos, they’re sexy. Unless they’re poorly done and ugly, then they’re just ugly. People, do your research before you get one!
I can’t wait for tomorrow! I get to see him again. I had the most amazing night last night! The end.