I saw this on facebook today and I just had to share it because it is pretty poignant for my life. I have several visible and sizable tattoos and I love them and they are a part of me. However, they are not the biggest part of me, or even a BIG part of who I am. They are attached to me, literally and may help people recall who I am but they do not define me.
I think I kinda let people down when they find out that I am educated, responsible and mostly normal and not socially maladjusted and angry or making a statement. I sometimes get looks like if I am normal why do I have them.
I like to share them to an extent and I am proud of the quality of work and the artist I have chose but mostly they are kinda a private thing and I don't like drawing attention to myself.