But in reality, tattoos symbolize something in a person’s life or want to be unique.
Mr. Kumar, a popular math teacher, when asked about his tattoos said, “It marks another thing in my life. I love my wife that’s why her name is on my back. I love the Lord that’s why there is a heart with flames on it on my back. Cause I’m a Catholic.”
Can one really say that Mr. Kumar chose to get tattoos because he is a criminal, or because he is part of some motorcycle gang?
No, he decided to have tattoos because, like a large portion of people with tattoos, he wanted to dedicate them to the things that he loves most in his life. Mr. Kumar, like all of us, has things in his life that he wishes to represent and keep in his memory.
Marcus L. Hayes said “I got because I just wanted it... it kind of means something to me because my dad is in jail and it reminds me of him.”
Mario Smith said “I was young and I was into it but it was always my passion. All of mine are meaningful because all of them are family related.
Andrew J. Goldfarb, commonly known as Ag, said “I got my tattoo because my dad passed away and his favorite things were sparrows so I thought it would be really rad to get one tattooed on me. It’s definitely not something that I go around professing, not too many people know I have it. Just my close friends.”
People will sometimes overlook the fact that perhaps that one kid with the tattoo had it etched on him or her because they wanted to remember someone.
Another popular figure, Jack Bunker said, “Well, being a type 1 diabetic, you have to wear an ID bracelet saying that you’re diabetic just in case you have an accident or something and with this tattoo, I don’t have to keep buying bracelets because it’s permanent. People haven’t really changed their view of me, but they have definitely have given me their judgment and their opinion.”
He chose to get his tattoo because of something that he had lived with for his entire life; can you blame a man for that?
Not all people who get tattoos are bad and not all tattoos have to symbolize some gang they are in. Try to know both sides of the situation before you judge someone with a tattoo. You might just find out
that perhaps it means a lot to them.