Girls with Ink

I don’t get why people are so judgemental of tattoos. 

I have 4 tattoos. I saved up for each one, setting aside a little money each week until I could afford them and then went to get them. Each one has a specific meaning to me and acts as a reminder each day. 

What I don’t understand is why I have to constantly justify them to everyone else. I have a right to modify my body if I want to, no one else has a right to judge me for that. 



#1 “fighting harder, loving stronger”

This was my first tattoo, extremely painful, but my most meaningful. I was having a very hard time and these words came from a song that really spoke to me during that time. It acts as a reminder that things really do get better. 



#2 Lilies

My favorite of my tattoos probably, I got this one for my dad. He bought me a bouque of lilies for my birthday one year and they have been my favorite flower since then. 



#3 The Deathly Hallows

I’m a nerd, something like this was to be expected. But here’s the thing, Xenophilius Lovegood says “One simply uses the symbol to reveal oneself to other believers, in the hope that they might help one with the Quest.” That’s how I see this. I wear the symbol to show I’m a believer, in magic and the world that was created for our enjoyment. 



#4 Elvish 

My last tattoo says “The road goes ever on and on” in elvish. For me, the quote is very powerful. It talks about a never ending road in the language of the undying people. I can’t really explain its meaning to me, but it’s there. 

So here’s what I’m asking, don’t judge people based on their tattoos. If they choose to get them, it’s their choice to make. Don’t tell me you disapprove because it doesn’t matter what you think, it’s my body. 


One thought on “Girls with Ink

  1. You shouldn’t have to say anything to anyone about why you want a tattoo. I have three and two are on my forearm. Like 90% of people don’t even look at them, but then I’ll still get those glances from people who obviously don’t like them.

    The two visible ones are my university logo and an open book. I want the deathly hallows symbol so bad! And one other literary one.

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