I need feminism ‘cause it should not be outside of the “social norm” for me, as a woman, to express my inner self outwardly through body art and modifications, but still carry myself proudly.
I currently have 23 tattoos, and each has extreme significance to me. I have ink in people places people would not normally see, like up and down my legs, and on my hips, but most of my ink is 100% visible to anybody walking by. (I have piercings as well; venom bites, left side of my nose, double eyebrow on each side, one dimple, labrette and others.) My soul is colorful and unique, and my body matches. Although I’ve gotten many negative comments (i.e. once upon a time a woman was stopped at a red light and yelled from her car to me “Tramp! You know that s*** is gonna make you look like a tramp forever, right?!”) I still hold my head high, and I refused to feel ashamed for self expression. Nobody should try to take that right away.