17 Questions People With Tattoos Hear On The Daily

17 Questions People With Tattoos Hear On The Daily

Yes, it did hurt.

I remember sitting in a tattoo chair at the tender age of 10 years old.

My mother was in the other chair getting her first tattoo. As I watched intently, as the buzz of the machine blended into the Alice In Chains playing in the background, I fell in love. My mother's tattoo opened my eyes to the world of tattoo culture, and the idea of wearing a piece of art on your sleeve. Since then, 10 years later, I have gotten two, fairly large, and bad-ass tattoos. Years of planning, conceptualizing, and patience spawned these wearable pieces of art and I know I will cherish and flaunt them forever.

But, once a day, I get a crazy question about my tattoos, and I know I am not alone. In honor of another upcoming tattoo appointment, here are the 17 questions I, and everyone with tattoos, have heard a million times and will hear a hundred more:

1. Is that real??


2. Did it hurt?


3. Did you cry?

It's not like I'm getting my leg amputated with dental floss and no anesthetic.

4. Can I touch it?

I'm sure you will anyway.

5. You wanna see mine?

Sure, I'll look at your generic meaningful sticker tattoo.

6. Why did you get it?

7. What does it mean?

Insert deep meaning here.

8. Why is it so big?

Go big or go home.

9. Where did you get the money for that?

Hard work.

10. You know what would be a great tattoo for you?

Heavy on the sarcasm, please.

11. How will you get a job?

The same way you got a job...

12. What did you parents say? Your grandparents?

Grandparents still don't know.

13. What will your children say when they see it?

Look at you assuming I going to have kids, they are tattoo money.

14. Aren't you afraid what they will look like when you are 80?

I'm 80. I don't care.

15. I love tatted women. Can I see them up close and in person?

Nice try, but no.

16. I really love this "insert overdone Pinterest tattoo." Should I get it?

It's not my choice, boo boo.

17. Are you going to get more?

Of course! Tattoos are like potato chips, you can't just have one.

Cover Image Credit: Rachel Kiser

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30 Things I'd Rather Be Than 'Pretty'

Because "pretty" is so overrated.

Nowadays, we put so much emphasis on our looks. We focus so much on the outside that we forget to really focus on what matters. I was inspired by a list that I found online of "Things I Would Rather Be Called Instead Of Pretty," so I made my own version. Here is a list of things that I would rather be than "pretty."

1. Captivating

I want one glance at me to completely steal your breath away.

2. Magnetic

I want people to feel drawn to me. I want something to be different about me that people recognize at first glance.

3. Raw

I want to be real. Vulnerable. Completely, genuinely myself.

4. Intoxicating

..and I want you addicted.

5. Humble

I want to recognize my abilities, but not be boastful or proud.

6. Exemplary

I want to stand out.

7. Loyal

I want to pride myself on sticking out the storm.

8. Fascinating

I want you to be hanging on every word I say.

9. Empathetic

I want to be able to feel your pain, so that I can help you heal.

10. Vivacious

I want to be the life of the party.

11. Reckless

I want to be crazy. Thrilling. Unpredictable. I want to keep you guessing, keep your heart pounding, and your blood rushing.

12. Philanthropic

I want to give.

13. Philosophical

I want to ask the tough questions that get you thinking about the purpose of our beating hearts.

14. Loving

When my name is spoken, I want my tenderness to come to mind.

15. Quaintrelle

I want my passion to ooze out of me.

16. Belesprit

I want to be quick. Witty. Always on my toes.

17. Conscientious

I want to always be thinking of others.

18. Passionate

...and I want people to know what my passions are.

19. Alluring

I want to be a woman who draws people in.

20. Kind

Simply put, I want to be pleasant and kind.

21. Selcouth

Even if you've known me your whole life, I want strange, yet marvelous. Rare and wondrous.

22. Pierian

From the way I move to the way I speak, I want to be poetic.

23. Esoteric

Do not mistake this. I do not want to be misunderstood. But rather I'd like to keep my circle small and close. I don't want to be an average, everyday person.

24. Authentic

I don't want anyone to ever question whether I am being genuine or telling the truth.

25. Novaturient

..about my own life. I never want to settle for good enough. Instead I always want to seek to make a positive change.

26. Observant

I want to take all of life in.

27. Peart

I want to be honestly in good spirits at all times.

28. Romantic

Sure, I want to be a little old school in this sense.

29. Elysian

I want to give you the same feeling that you get in paradise.

30. Curious

And I never want to stop searching for answers.
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No, Blondes Don't Have More Fun

Assumptions of personality traits based on hair color are lies.


Blondes are notorious for two things: the "dumb blonde" stereotype and the phrase "blondes have more fun" (which, up until recently, I didn't realize originates from a Dolly Parton song).

I spent my entire life as a blonde up until the moment I bought brown hair dye on a whim and changed the color of my hair nearly a month ago. Since doing so, the phrase "blondes have more fun" sounds like utter rubbish.

I feel as though I engage in more "crazy" activities since becoming a brunette: vaping, participating in activities I would have never considered trying before. Sure, I could chalk this up to me feeling like a different, changed person with the idea "new hair, new me."

The thing that gets me, though, is that I feel like I have been granted permission to "have fun" because I'm no longer weighed down by the "dumb blonde" stereotype. Before, I was so concerned about not doing something stupid or saying something stupid; if I did, I was feeding into the stereotype. Now, there's no weight attached. I no longer worry about appearing stupid.

Putting this aside, a hair color doesn't define someone's personality. It's silly to think that way.

I went from blonde to brunette, and I have no intention to go back anytime soon.

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