Wounds turn into scars and scars make you tough.
Having over 10-15% of one's body tattooed is something that changes how people perceive you, so one has to go all in for that, or to leave it.
It is about shaping your body thanks to tattoos, accepting the pain and the risks and going for it anyway. Even while knowing that people will assume to know something about you and to be able to judge you, although they actually don't know you at all.
It doesn't matter if we are talking about family members, friends, neighbours, acquaintances, colleagues or lovers. It is just naïf and not realistic to think the contrary.
Being gazed at. Sometimes being treated without manners. Having to get used to a lot of silly or too personal or not respectful questions.
And yet, sometimes one get also asked in a pleasant and kind way.
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