• When Your Teen Wants A Tattoo

    3 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    I knew I wanted a tattoo when I was 15 years old. I cannot tell you why, at least not specifically; however, I do know the colorful art form appealed to me. I found painted skin strong and sexy. I loved that it could tell a story. The notion also seemed empowering. It was an act of rebellion. A mark of adulthood. A rite of passage.
    My mother , of course, disagreed. She refused to discuss the matter and brushed me and my tattoo dreams aside. “When you're 18,” she said, “you can do what you want.” And I did.
    I skipped school on March 13, 2002 and headed to a nearby tattoo...
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