I put a temporary tattoo (left) on the inside of my forearm this weekend to try out what I think of having a real tattoo there. The real one I would get would be based off of the pendant in the picture on the right. I really like the idea of this tattoo, but I’m a little scared about other people’s reactions.
I posted the picture of my arm on facebook, pretending it was a real tattoo to freak my mother out and get an idea of what her reaction would be. It definitely worked. She told me today that she felt sick thinking that I had gotten a tattoo on my forearm, “where it would be visible all the time.” I don’t want to upset my mother, but I’m also not sure I want to forgo getting a tattoo that I want only to make my mom feel better. I’m 28, and it’s my body, and I really don’t think it would hurt my career chances. But I don’t know. I could also get it on my ribs, where it would only be visible when I’m topless, and Mom would never have to know.
What do you think? Do any of you have tattoos that others have judged harshly? How did you make the decision?