Written By: Niecee
This past weekend at the US Open of Surfing I was hanging out with my co-worker, and he told me about something that happened to him while at the event.
An older woman had spotted his “sleeves” and asked him where the “rub-on” tattoos were. Josh shocked that this woman would ask him this question politely said, “Sorry I don’t know.” That quite possibly had to have been one of the best stories I heard this weekend.
There was once a time when tattoos were considered taboo. When I was 20 I got my first tattoo and even though I was an adult, my mom freaked out when she saw it and did one of my infamous “WTF!?!?” but in person, not online.
Today tattoos are part of a lifestyle and culture. Shows like LA Ink do a great job of showing that. Teens watch shows like this and immediately ask their parents if they could get a tattoo as young as 14 and as generations get older parents are more accepting as long as they get it when their 18.
NIECEE’s TAKE AWAYS:
- Understanding the generation gap. My mom didn’t understand why I would permanently put something on my body because she comes from the baby boomer generation. As Gen X-ers start to have children, they are more likely inclined to accept their children having tattoos since they probably have one too.