At a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Illinois, a server named Samantha Heaton received this homophobic note from customers instead of a tip on their $60 check.
It says “can’t tip someone who doesn’t love Jesus! Bad tattoo.” Heaton says they didn’t discuss her sexual orientation or religion at all, but that they must have noticed her tattoo, an equal sign in rainbow colors.
Cheap pockets, cheap morals. Sorry this happened, Samantha. (via HuffPost)
My friend Kyra and I got these matching Rage & Love tattoos today! These tattoos are rich with symbolism, and I haven’t exactly perfected the spiel that I’m going to roll off to people who ask what they mean. But, in short, they honor Kyra’s and my decade-long friendship. Also, personally, this tattoo represents firstly an affinity for a band who influenced me, my music, and my outlook on life. Green Day spawned my love for music and all its little nooks and crannies–musical history, versatility, genre-hopping…the list goes on and on. There’s also quite a bit of objective symbolism here–rage and love, comedy and tragedy…I struggle with understanding that any given situation isn’t inherently good or bad, and this tattoo serves as a reminder that one can rarely sum something up in a word; it takes a few “undesirable” characteristics and a few “desirable” characteristics to give something depth and meaningfulness.
You can do it. Whatever “it” may be. I promise you can succeed. Whether it’s getting out of bed in the morning, going to places you are terrified to tread, or to love someone who has done you, so very wrong; you can do it. Be brave. The One who has called us is faithful.