Tattoos are a part of our lives, even if we aren't inked
The first time my eldest child cut herself badly, I wept because I thought “my perfect baby is broken”. Silly I know, but that is how moms feel.
Now I am struggling with another aspect...my children “breaking” themselves with tattoos. Sure you can rant and rave and tell them how they are scarring themselves for life. But it is very hard to fight the tide. Let’s face it...tattoos are the fashion. And as they will tell you...it is their body...not yours.
If my words have no impact...perhaps Steve’s will. I received this email following our discussion on tattoos Friday afternoon.
I have no kids but as a fashion photographer, I deal a lot with the low twenties and teens. What i do is show them some of the things that were "fashionable" in the 80's, 70's etc .. going back about 50 years. A lot of time they giggle and laugh at the silliness of some of the things.
Then I explain how fashion changes every few years and what was once in becomes horribly out. I have long hair which immediately identifies me as a child of the 60's ... but I could cut it if I choose. Tatoos are permanent. They will very soon be out.
All things must pass.
Thanks, Steve, Next time call! 514-790-0991. I would have liked everyone to hear your perspective.
You can listen to our tattoo chat by clicking play to the right.