I like your advice and your opinion, that's why I always come to you. (I really hope I don't sound like a creeper) But, I want to get a tattoo preferably the "Carry On My Wayward Son chorus in Gallifreyan. You know that picture that's here somewhere around tumblr.I want it cause it's 2 of my favorite things in the world but my parents are against tattoos and I'm really worried about what they'll say. What should I do?
Aw, thank you so, so much! I’m so glad that you would want my advice/opinion on this! :)
Honestly, I think that’s really, really cool and unique!
Just sit your parents down (I know how hard that can be, but please, just try) and explain to them that you know how they feel about tattoos, but that this tattoo would really mean a lot to you and rather than go behind their back and get the tattoo, you would like their blessing.
They may be more willing to listen and hear you out if you approach them with the idea of getting it rather than being like, “I want this tattoo and I’m getting it with or without your consent!”
Also, where would you be getting the tattoo? If it’s somewhere that’s easy to hide, like on your side or foot or back somewhere, that’s also a plus in most parents books.
Just have a lot of facts on tattoos to help back you up, too. Have the names of a few tattoo shops on hand for when you sit your parents down and make sure that all of those places have good reviews and have been in business for a while. Parents want to know that kind of thing, and if they see that you put a lot of thought into it, that may help as well. Also, if they start with the whole, “You’ll never get a decent job if you have a tattoo!” speech, be sure to tell them that you’re not covering your whole body with tattoos, and that most businesses cannot discriminate you for having them these days.
At the end of the day, it’s your body and your choice. But I think that it’s really great that you care enough about what your parents think to really think this through.
I really wish you the best of luck, and whenever you get this tattoo, I want to see it! :)