Topic: body art

13 Obnoxious Reactions To My Tattoos (And My Replies), In GIFs

13 Obnoxious Reactions To My Tattoos (And My Replies), In GIFs

I have tattoos on my feet, thighs, arms, back, ribcage and pelvic region, as well as one scarification piece along my left rib area. I love all of these like sentimental treasures, and I could probably go on for longer but I would bore both myself and you, so instead, I think we should just talk about the downside of tattoos: how other people react to them.

From touching to tracing to straight up insulting them, it would sure be nice if Will Smith and Urkle could just tell the critics and creeps off for me. More »

Writer Says No One Should Get Tattoos Because Her Own Butterfly, Birdie & Flower Aren’t ‘Revolutionary’

Writer Says No One Should Get Tattoos Because Her Own Butterfly, Birdie & Flower Aren't 'Revolutionary'

“You’ll hate that tattoo when you’re 50!”

“You know that’s permanent, right?”

“Aren’t you afraid it’ll stretch when you get pregnant?”

Ah, the lovely things people who hate tattoos — or at least don’t actively like them — say to people who have them, completely bewildered by the idea that somebody might want to do something to their body that he or she does not. More »

Do I Doubt True Love Because I Hate Dedicatory Couple Tattoos?

Do I Doubt True Love Because I Hate Dedicatory Couple Tattoos?

Not too long ago, I was talking to a friend about whether couple tattoos are ridiculously stupid or not. In my mind, I think they are impractical and entirely different than, say, getting a dedicatory tattoo for your mother or your childhood cat, as most — indeed, most! — relationships do end. He, on the other hand, felt that my attitude signified a pessimism toward “true love” and that I shouldn’t be so skeptical about it. More »

Stop The Presses, Reese Witherspoon Has A Stomach Tattoo

Stop The Presses, Reese Witherspoon Has A Stomach Tattoo

The whole Internet is freaking out today about photos showing Reese Witherspoon on the beach with a tiny sliver of a stomach tattoo showing. Popeater called it “a large tattoo,” while TheFrisky wondered, “what will her tattoo look like at seven months pregnant?” I thought this would be a good opportunity to discuss some of the statements being made and clear up some misconceptions about the practice of inking one’s skin. More »

Tattooing a Person’s Face On Your Body Is a Bad Idea

Tattooing a Person's Face On Your Body Is a Bad Idea

Dear Amber Portwood,

I think we’ve established that I think you suck. In fact, a lot of people think you suck. And recently you lost custody of your daughter, Leah, which is really the best thing that could have happened to that kid since you seemed to be allergic to cleaning your house, taking care of your kid, or not hitting your baby daddy. However, now that CPS has gotten involved you have to look like you’re invested in being a good parent in order to get Leah back. Some people might decide to take a parenting class or go to anger-management therapy. You, however, chose to get a giant tattoo of your kid’s face on your stomach. More »