Wednesday, June 12, 2013

when pop culture gets it right...or wrong: tattoos

Hey peeps!

I was pretty miffed when I cam across a video on Tumblr recently of a debate on tattoos. Katie Hopkins, a UK business woman and reality TV personality, was mentioned as saying that "if you have a tattoo you will never be a high achiever."

I was appalled by the notion that "if you have a tattoo, you have to wonder about what sort of future you've got ahead of you." This brashly ignorant statement leads me to wonder if actually she knows of all the successful people throughout history who've had tattoos. If not, let me just list a few:

Winston Churchill

Michael Phelps

Franklin D. Roosevelt

King Frederick IX of Denmark

Helen Mirren

George Orwell

Thomas Edison

Princess Stephanie of Monaco

Steve Luczo

Donovan Fereira Rodrigues

So, in other words, you can have a tattoo and still be a Noble Prize winner, an Olympic gold medalist, a president, a king, an Academy Award winner, a famed novelist, an inventor, a princess, a CEO, and a scientist. 

And how does Hopkins stack up against these "bad role models?" Oh, yes...she was on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Right. So, instead of judging, Ms. Hopkins, it's always best to look within.

And if you want to read a good book along the lines of accepting people for who they are, check out THE ASTONISHING ADVENTURES OF FANBOY AND GOTH GIRL by Barry Lyga:

Until next time...

Peace, love, and acceptance

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