Today, I was going to post a blog sale, but I'm going to do something a little different, and I'm going to rant a little. Feel free to overlook this post, but I have a few things I'd like to say.
I can't stand being judged. And, I'm judged everyday, because I have piercings and tattoos.
Everyone with piercings and tattoos is judged, for one reason or another.
This really hadn't bothered me until I started looking for a second job and realized that because I have a facial piercing and multiple tattoos, I wouldn't even be considered most places.
If I complain to someone about not getting a job because of my piercing, I'm just told to take it out.
What people don't realize is how tattoos and piercings are an extension of who you are. To me, asking me to take out a piercing is the same as me asking you to lose 10 pounds. It's not right to ask someone to change something about themselves. How is my piercing affecting another person negatively? That is what I do not understand.
My tattoos and piercings are MINE. Not YOURS. There should be no consequences to me having them, just because it "offends" someone else. How is a piercing offensive? I'm not asking you to get one. I'm not poking a hole through your face.
I do not understand how people can be so cruel about something like this.
It's honestly the same as you not hiring me because I'm not physically attractive to you, and that's what it comes down to.
Because you don't like the way piercings or tattoos look, it's "offensive".
I just think this is a load of shit, ya know?
I have a half sleeve and two other tattoos. I have my ears pieced twice, a navel piercing and a medusa.
I'm well on my way to getting even more tattoos and a nostril piercing, as I had one before and was FORCED to take it out to work.
I will NEVER do this again.
The discrimination has to stop.
Body modification is an extension of who we are. It's the same as dying your hair, fake tanning, buying new clothes or losing 10 pounds. Plastic surgery is also a body modification, but no one is discriminated against for getting bigger boobs.
It's just so frustrating knowing that I'm being discriminated against for being who I am, rather than pretending to be something that I'm not.
I have a deep love for tattoos and piercings, and I think they're absolutely beautiful.
I see no reason why someone should be mistreated for having them, and for being true to themselves rather than molding themselves to what society wants to see.
I talk about makeup and hair everyday. I tan, I wear extensions, I wear contact lenses and makeup. All of this is a temporary modification to your body, and it's part of who you are. To me, tattoos and piercings are no different.
I find it hard to believe that being discriminated against for tattoos and piercings isn't against the law. For some people, it's a spiritual experience, yet it isn't seen as a religious discrimination unless you are part of the Church of Body Modification, and that still won't keep you from being mistreated.
I'm sorry that this post is nothing more than a huge rant, but I feel very strongly about this, and I hope some of you do as well. Because, discrimination against tattoos and piercings is only the beginning.
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