ARE TATTOOS MORE ACCEPTABLE??
Kat Von D on Tattoos
I’ve caught L.A. Ink a few times, starring Kat Von D. She is an amazing tattoo artist. Unfortunately tattoo’s have long had negative connotations. I’m starting to see a change in this trend though. I’m seeing more women with tattoos, people in business, and athletes. Tattooing is being seen more as an art today than ever before. I have been to a tattoo exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, and it was fabulous. Maybe Hollywood can influence us for the good also. I believe the show L.A. Ink and Kat Von D has worked toward breaking the stereotype of a “bad boy” or “bad girl” if you have tattoos. There was one episode I particularly liked that Kat Von D did a photo shoot with all her tattoos and then they covered them all up. It was a “good girl bad girl” shot. It was an amazing transformation. And with good quality make up it can be done. We sell Ben Nye Tattoo Concealer at my work. It is great. It gives you the choice of having your tattoos show, or you can just cover them up if you want. Because unfortunately there is still some discrimination against tattoos. Hopefully this will continue to change. Until then, thank heaven for Ben Nye products!