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It's a free world, honey :)
Let me share this with you... which can be applied to your view on tattoos. |
I was once given two pretty toe rings and I'd wear them religiously day and night - truly a lovely pair that goes with my sandles. However, living in a cosmopolitanised area, I meet people of different cultures, and I do have quite a number of East Indian friends as well... so, I used to wonder why do Indian women look at me with a strange light in their eyes, and the men would snicker. While my Chinese friends would say, "Are you crazy, have you turned Indian?"
I completely ignored what everyone had to say about it, as I love those rings. Then one day, my Indian girlfriends enlightened me with the fact that 'rings on the toes represents the number of children you have with an Indian husband', and I did a quick check with other friends - and true enough - it was my ignorance - I used it as decorative pieces instead of something which is significantly cultural! haha! So... I decided to take off those toe rings and only wear them occasionally (for fun) - as I was then still single and didn't want to be stereotyped to be married with children!
So, likewise - tattoos - it's an art on the body, just like piercings... or whatever you want to wear and 'decorate' yourself with. If it's not your thing, that's ok, you don't have to have it on your body. Perhaps accepting what other people want to do with themselves would be better? It all contributes to being open-minded?
You'll never know, perhaps certain things you wear (colours or types of clothes) could mean a different thing to another culture without you knowing! Maybe a particular mole on your face could mean something else to another culture? So, in this sense, you wouldn't want others to judge your heart based on your mole and dress code, isn't it? Anyway, I hope these are food for your thoughts, hmmm? If you aren;'t agreeable, it's ok too - it's truly a free world :).