Pain, hurt, self-harm. What are you smoking woman!?

Posted by : Rob Stevens | Saturday, May 06, 2006 | Published in

Just had the pleasure of reading this article from The Herald (which herald? from where? who cares...) and I'm quite surprised that such appalling ignorace and opionated bullshit is actually still put into print. Lumping everyone who has a tattoo into the same catagory as the airhead fashion victims who do things getting Tweetypie tattoos on their saggy knockers without putting any thought into it is nothing short of offensive. "Tattooing is the close cousin of self-harming, eating disorders and and destructive urges.." What the fuck!? That must mean I'm mistaken in thinking that I'm not a great fan of pain, obviously feel like dashing out for a pack of razors to slash up my arms, and shit, I must be imagining this gut I'm carrying around!... I am not unhappy, I do not loathe myself, and as for "inarticulate sorrow"... well, hmmm. I think not.

Yes the cute dolphins are shit, but thats entirely down to the lack of thought put into their choosing by the fashion victim concerned - Some of us spend years choosing and designing pieces of art that we are proud to display on our bodies. I have been getting tattoos now for several years, have quite a few of them in various places about my body, and I do not regret a single one of them. They have never stopped me getting a job (simply putting on a shirt renders them non-existant as far as potential employers are concerned), and I'm not a "victim" of anything (at least, as far as I know.. and I'm sure I'd be the first to notice.)

Melanie Reid, you are a biggotted moron. Back in your box.

(2) Comments

  1. Axie1234 said...

    You got to it before I did. I completely agree. I'm not an alcoholic, drug user, crazy lunatic, whatever you want to call it, and I sport two cute little tats on my body, all related to who I am and what I do (a musician). How dare this woman go out and make false accusations like that. It just shows you that opinions truly are "like assholes." Before "Melanie" goes out to the public against something she "personally" dislikes or is against, I think she should think before she speaks and makes sure she knows what the F she's talking about in the first place. Tats to me are art and a form of self expression. That's it. Now Melanie...go eat a hamburger.

    9:24 pm
  2. Axie1234 said...

    You got to it before I did. I completely agree. I'm not an alcoholic, drug user, crazy lunatic, whatever you want to call it, and I sport two cute little tats on my body, all related to who I am and what I do (a musician). How dare this woman go out and make false accusations like that. It just shows you that opinions truly are "like assholes." Before "Melanie" goes out to the public against something she "personally" dislikes or is against, I think she should think before she speaks and makes sure she knows what the F she's talking about in the first place. Tats to me are art and a form of self expression. That's it. Now Melanie...go eat a hamburger.

    9:28 pm