11 Year Olds Take on Tattoos


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A while back while out with my daughter (who’s 11), popping into studios giving out cards. I asked her to type out what she thought about tattoos into the notes on my phone. This is an unedited/unchanged view of an 11 year old girl and what she managed to write in a few short minutes.

“I think tattoos are an amazing state of the art fashion and have been for generations. My dad has been into tattoos for years and even did some of his own. When I was younger my dad had this mini tattoo art studio in our house but didn’t spend a lot of time in there, so I used to go in myself and what I saw wasn’t really suitable for younger children because there was loads of needles for making and drawing the tattoos but I thought it was fascinating.

There was stencils there was ink pots and it was like a tattoo artists dream. One time I tried to take a bottle of ink to dip a paintbrush in and try to draw some of my own tattoos, but it went wrong and I spilled the ink all over my favourite dress, and since that incident I have been drawing, sketching and writing hoping that some day my drawings and story’s will be turned into real books and art.

Some people think that tattoos are stupid and should have never been made and you are alright to think that because some tattoos aren’t exactly appropriate and could cause offence to others, but there is great talent that goes into the making of every tattoo that you see. Even the most explicit tattoo has so much thought and care, and no tattoo is the same either.

There’s millions upon millions of tattoos out there, there is; flowers, dragons, mermaids, aliens, animals, mythical creatures and many many more. If you want to be a tattoo artist go ahead there’s nothing to stop you. If you make a tattoo design and don’t like it, don’t throw it away, put it in a drawer and keep it so that if anyone asks you to show them some of your designs,no matter how bad you think it is other people might think it’s the best tattoo template ever, but if not, they will help you and encourage you and go with you step by step until you are ready to face the real world.

Thank you for reading and hope you find something that inspires your life!
K.I. :)”

Feel free to comment below and let me know your thoughts on this and if you agree or have a spin on this that my daughter may like to read.

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