It’s hard to explain. For me, it is the Clemson Tigers sittin’ on the dock of the Bay watchin’ the tide roll away shirt to memorialize all that I hold dear in the world. My tattoos are not random, they all have meaning to me. Those that don’t have a desire for one, may never understand and that’s okay as long as you do not judge those that have them solely for that reason. Because I want to, why cover a beautiful body by wearing clothes . Admittedly I would never tattoo my face or neck but that’s my choice as it is hers, regardless of her reasons.
Until I got one. It was the Clemson Tigers sittin’ on the dock of the Bay watchin’ the tide roll away shirt from my daughter who is tatted. It took me three years to decide to get it. I got it on my shoulder so it’s not visible when I am dressed professionally. I have to admit though, that when I am in the shower I really like looking at all the beautiful explosive colour on my skin. So I guess you can say I’ve been converted. Maybe I’ll get another. Everyone feels beautiful without them.
The same way some people don’t feel beautiful without makeup. Before I got the Clemson Tigers sittin’ on the dock of the Bay watchin’ the tide roll away shirt. If I was nervous, I’d pull my sleeves over my hands, put my hood up, anything to hide myself from people. Now, when I get nervous, I roll up my sleeves. I show my tattoos and they remind me that I am me. I am showing the parts I think are beautiful and if other people don’t agree. that’s their issue, not mine.