Don't Judge Me You Don't know My Story
So it was a lovely day the other day and I was walking back from shopping in a polo shirt with most of my tattoos showing, a lady approached with her daughter in tow and pushing a pram as she saw me I heard her say" well cross here that man has tattoos he"s probably a bad man". I thought about confronting her to ask why see presumed that but decided against it.
As I walked on I thought how ironic because somebody who has tattoos never judge's those without. I guess the media doesn't help as people who are in prison or play the bad guy always have tattoos. In truth people have them for a variety of reasons, to celebrate something in their life, to grieve,as a tribute,member of the armed services, to remind them of the trials and tribulations of their lives. Or to cover up some scars.Yes there are also gang and prison tattoos.
That little girl will grow up believing all people with tattoos are bad all because her mother made an instant judgment without ever knowing any of the facts. I do have 10 tattoos but none are offensive, or in an aggressive place like the neck or the face or head. They don't look stupid or depict something vile or controversial, yet the fact that I have them is enough to brand me as a bad person.
It saddens me to see how so many people judge others without knowing their story everybody does something for a reason my tattoos are visible but it happens to people who have illnesses or mental health issues, scars you can't see. This is why I never judge anyone I know nothing about, after all we are all born, bleed red and die where we are different is our journey and how we perceive others.
So my advice is to do whatever makes you happy don't worry what others think as they will judge you anyway
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