When I got my tattoos, I was employed. Where I worked when I got my first tattoo, the dress code said that tattoos were not to be visible (although I never knew of anyone getting disciplined for breaking that rule). The second place I worked had no specific rule about tattoos, but the general feeling among our managers was that “professional attire” did not include visible ink. So I chose to have all my ink placed where I could easily cover it up with clothing.
Now, however, being retired, and being the age that I am, I am thinking seriously about getting another tattoo that will be visible. I’m leaning toward an elaborate bracelet, or maybe a half sleeve that ties in with my first tattoo, my seven stars. I’m not sure exactly how I’d go about that, but I have been mulling over asking my favorite artist, Kythera of Anevern, to draw me a mythical being of some kind that would work well with stars. I’d get the colors touched up on the stars at the same time, since over the last 12 years they have faded quite a bit.
The stars are visible already if I wear the right neckline, and when they are visible I get asked about them a lot. I like that. I’d like to have something else that’s easy to display, which is one reason I’m thinking bracelet. The first time I really notice how great a tattoo could look was when I saw a picture of the bracelet Janis Joplin had done. Up to that time I was still just drawing a little green flower doodle on my ankle. 🙂
If you have visible ink, where do you have it, and why did you choose to have it visible rather than hidden? I’d like to hear what other people think about this particular issue. And I’m still mulling over my designs.I hope you'll submit my posts to your favorite social media sites. Just don't "submit" them to your own site pretending to be yours. Thanks!