6 Reasons Tattoos Aren't Taboo

6 Reasons Tattoos Aren't Taboo

It's time to get over your medieval ideas about tattoos.
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1. It's Art.

You’re going to disrespect someone’s work of art simply because the canvas is skin? I hope not.

2. They have meaning.

It is very common for people to get tattoos with their moms, sisters, brothers, children and so on...why is that? Because they generally MEAN something to the pair or group. That’s no different than people who cover their bodies in tattoo art for personal reasons. A lot of those tattoos probably have significant meaning. And some of them may not..it really doesn’t matter.

3. They accentuate a look.

Tattoos can really “do up” a look and serve as a little ornament to an outfit.

4. THEY ARE MORE COMMON (now)

At one of the many interviews I have undergone, I was worried about the tattoo I have behind my left ear. However, when I sat down for the interview I was pleasantly surprised. My interviewer had a sleeve. #Millennials.

5. IT’S DISCRIMINATORY

Read this article if you still don't understand.

6. IT’S JUST BOGUS!

Every single qualm with visible tattoos in a workplace, school, or anywhere else is simply the IMPRESSION it gives off. There is no direct correlation between someone having a tattoo and being a deviant within society. Tattoos in no way affect someone’s ability to make a decision, complete a task, or do any of the other basic functions of life and work. So for those of you that immediately judge people who have body art, ask yourself what you’re really judging?

There are probably 660 more reasons to not be hypersensitive about tattoos, but these are just 6.

IF YOU LIKE tattoos, I recommend getting inked on a Friday the 13th. They normally have HUGE deals. I got my first tattoo on October 13th and it was only $20!

BE CONFIDENT IN YOUR LOOK, GOOD DAY.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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I'm A Ginger, Yes It's My Natural Hair Color, And I Get Asked These Ten Questions Almost Every Week

Yes this is my natural hair color, and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

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I am so proud of the fact that I have red hair. It's definitely the most unique and rarest hair color in the world, and that makes me feel very special. When you have hair as unique a color as this, it's almost impossible to not appreciate what a blessing. However, as a ginger, I always find myself asked these ten questions at least once a week, sometimes more.

1. "Is that your natural hair color?"

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This is probably the question I get most often. It's really hard to get a natural-looking red hair color from a bottle, so of course, it's my natural color. I wouldn't have it any other way.

2. "You know who you look exactly like? [Insert ginger fictional character here]."

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Ariel, Ginny Weasley, Little Orphan Annie, Merida, Princess Anna, Pippi Longstocking, I've heard it all. In fact, one of my family's nicknames for me is Ariel. I can't complain though, since these are some of my favorite fictional characters of all time. Plus, having people compare me to SEVERAL Disney princess on an almost daily basis? Sign me up!

3. "What do you think you'd look like if you dyed your hair?"

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I've worn several wigs during my lifetime for both Halloween and theater, and trust me, no one wants to see me as a blonde. My skin is too fair to look good with any other hair color. I'm almost too scared to try it!

4. "Is it true all gingers are naturally angry?"

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I have heard this so many times in my life. I honestly don't believe there's anything within gingers that causes us to be angrier than other people. Sure, the red hair can be seen as a fiery mane, but that doesn't mean we're always angry. We just may get more fired up about things than we should sometimes.

5. "Have you ever been able to get a tan when you go to the beach?"

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I'm a complete and total beach bum, but I have never once been able to tan when I go to the beach. Or whenever I step outside, for that matter. I go from pale to lobster within the span of five minutes. I honestly wish I could tan, but for me, I need to be sure to layer on the sunscreen whenever I go to the beach.

6. "Did you know gingers have no souls?"

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Oh boy, if I had a nickel for every time I've heard this one. People have been telling me this joke since junior high. You'd think that after several years of this joke, people would have come up with some new material. It seems they haven't though, so here I am in college hearing it for the billionth time.

7. "How many freckles do you have?"

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I honestly have no idea how many freckles I have. Just suffice it to say I have a lot. They just keep appearing! Since I can't fully tan, this is my consolation. I used to hate them, but now I think they make me look unique, and I'm quite proud of them.

8. "If you have red hair, that means you're Irish, right?"

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This is a common myth about gingers that we all come from Ireland. Actually, we don't! I'm equally English and German, so it doesn't really have anything to do with nationality. It mainly has to do with genetics and the luck of the draw (Yes, that pun was indeed intended).

9. "Where do you get it from?"

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People ask me if my red hair is my natural hair color most often, but the question I get asked second-most often is where I get it. My brother and I get our amazing red hair from our equally amazing dad. Pretty much everyone on his side of the family has red hair, so I feel right at home at family reunions!

10. "Do you wish you had a different hair color?"

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I honestly can't imagine having any other hair color. I see being ginger as a complete and total blessing from God. I see it as something unique and something that's entirely my own. I wouldn't trade being ginger for the world.

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