I have tattoos. I have a strange, mangled way of thinking when it comes to tattoos. Some have called me a tattoo snob. I don't think I can truly deny that. I understand how I come off that way. I was raised by a mother who insisted that the only women who have tattoos are the biker chicks with bad reputations and even worse boyfriends. Her first step in determining that someone was no good was if they had a visible tattoo. So of course, the first tattoo I got I did out of rebellion, didn't get quality work because I just went to the dude in town who was most well known (and not really a very good artist AT ALL *cough*JimiYouSuck*cough*) and got it placed on my back shoulder, where my mom couldn't see it and I didn't have to mourn its inevitable demise over the years. (Cover up work soon to come!)
I say all of this and then I think about Kat Von D, one of the most visible female tattoo artists in the country. The woman who had some old dude as her first husband. The woman who once got engaged to Jesse James even after he'd gotten caught cheating with every piece of trash (the tattoos were just the inked icing on those women's spoiled cupcakes). The woman who just announced her NEW engagement to DJ DeadMau5 via her Twitter account. And I wonder... is she still hot, stars across her temple? Tattooed people are far more fun to see naked, that's for sure. You never know where the hidden Easter Eggs are in the feature full of already colorful stuff. But still... would you want to sex it up with this pussycat?
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