|While tattoos will always remain taboo to some, they have gone mainstream in American culture. Tattoos are generally regarded as forms of individual expression and creativity. If you ask most people who have one, you will most likely hear there is a special meaning behind their tattoos. It's not just a kid thing anymore, we see middle-class suburban women, doctors, lawyers, celebrities, rock stars and athletes with tattoos.|
| I was raised to believe that tattoos were only for indigents and criminals, so I have always been against them, until one day, when my husband said he really wanted one. What the heck, why not? We were both in our forties, successful and our kids were all grown up when we decided to go against our parents wishes and get tattoos. I have a tiny one on my wrist that holds a special place in my heart after my dad passed. My hubby started with one tattoo on his arm and it has now grown into a full sleeve. Tattoos are a big no-no in the corporate world, so as an executive, his tattoos were placed where they can be hidden under his clothes.|
Little do they know how brilliant and gentle this man of mine is. Behind that tattooed arm, is a successful business executive, who dresses in a suit and tie during the day, while leading a team of corporate professionals. That tattooed person, may be a doctor, a lawyer, or may be one of the greatest people you will ever meet. "You can't judge a book by it's cover" seems so cliche, but it's so true.
As for the sales people from Saks that were quick to judge us, I leave you with this quote from Julia Roberts in the movie Pretty Woman: "You are on commission right? Big mistake. Huge."
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