They Hurt Me, Not You

They Hurt Me, Not You

They hurt me, not you

      Eyes are not the windows of the soul since you can’t see through them and that’s the main point of a window. Eyes are still awesome, yet unfortunately, they’re sometimes the last things about a person that gets noticed by others. As you walk up to someone, they’re checking out your shoes, your possibly wrinkled shirt, your hair that may have gotten hijacked by the West Texas wind and Oh! Your tattoos if you have them. Besides hair color, tattoos are most likely what gets noticed first about a person. Don't get me wrong, tattoos are great and I am not more or less fond of a person if they do or do not have them, but they can be regrettable for a number of reasons; one of those reasons being the spectrum of attention they attract from others.
     Long sleeved shirts are definitely your friend in work meetings, at fancy pants bars, and family reunions. You won't normally get into any trouble simply by having tattoos, but you'll sure get treated differently. Mr. Beckham at the bank may think twice about pushing through your loan to rebuild your garage. Aunt Stacey may not want to take a photo with you because her brunch group may judge her for having a delinquent niece. Then customers at your job may not be as likely to take you seriously just based on the sweet Rock Of Ages piece on your arm. Of course, if you're strolling around with a blatant hate symbol on you for the world to see you completely deserve whatever comes your way. But, a pretty gypsy lady never hurt a fly and doesn't intend to, either.
      I've never been one to try to stand out on purpose, but that's hard to do when you're the type of person to get a full chest piece as soon as you turn eighteen. When I'm around certain family members I usually have a slight discomfort just from growing up always hearing how bad tattoos were, and so the kid in me feels like a letdown to them. At work, customers constantly want to talk about my tattoos instead of focusing on what we're doing. Yeah, it's art, but I am not a museum exhibit to be poked and pointed at. Just let me be cool in peace, and stop asking "Whur u get ur ink done, bro?" I also know I look a little out of place when I'm taking my little boy to and from school. Most of the other parents actually look like parents and not just like a grungy Peaky Blinders superfan. Tom Shelby forever.
      Get tattooed if you want to, and if you don't, then that's just as swell. Bad Omens Tattoo is going to open up soon.Richard Edwards is one of the greatest songwriters alive today, and he just released a single called Sit n' squirm, which is just fantastic. Give it a jam and look up cool pictures of comets on the internet.

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