Contrary to many beliefs, you don’t actually need a fucking life story reason to get a tattoo.
For all of you who don’t follow her, @arthlete is a body-positive fitness illustration series. I’m stoked because even though this is a primarily-fitness related post, this totally belongs on tattoo blogs.
If you think it’s okay to judge someone because of their weight, height, disabilities, or any other aspects of their appearance—but complain about being judged by your tattoos—you need to shut your mouth. Complaining or discussing someone else’s body like they owe you anything makes it acceptable for others to do so about tattoos. Fat jokes, “Napoleon Complex” comments, or even remarks like “aren’t you worried about your health?” are identical to comments we get like “what are you going to do when you get old?”
Realize that it’s their body and their life—just like your body modification is nobody else’s business.
This has been a critink public service announcement.