Saturday, April 04, 2009

An Open Letter from Me

Dear People Who Get Tattoos on the Back of their Neck,

I really don't understand the appeal. It's not the ink I object to, it's the placement. Is tattooing a Greek or Latin word meaning something inspiring or vaguely uplifting, written in the same blue-green cursive a fashion trend of which I am not familiar? Does it mean "I have been to jail before"? Does it mean "I think I'm hardcore?" Or perhaps it means, "I am likely a recreational drug user?"

Or does it mean, "I hate myself, look at me!"

1 comment:

Mauigirl said...

Interesting question. On the back of the neck they themselves can never see it so it's obviously a message to others.

Getting a tattoo at all is a very strong statement of some kind. But like you I'm never sure of what.