“Why Do You Have So Many Silly Little Tattoos?”

Sophie Grace
2 min readFeb 2, 2024
Photo by Nathalie Stimpfl on Unsplash

Because I want to.

I feel like it should be as simple as that.

I happen to be covered in all kinds of ‘silly’ tattoos and I have been for a few years now. I have everything from flowers to lyrics and wildlife to stars. Some are not always visible and some are always shown.

That means I get questions and remarks like this all the time.

“Why would you do that to yourself?” They make me happy.

“Your body is a temple.” Then why not decorate it?

“Aren’t you scared that it will be hard to find a job?” No.

“You know those are permanent, right?” Between the money spent, time sat in an uncomfortable position, and the artist’s hard work, I sure hope they are there forever.

“Why?” Why does it matter to you?

This is just your reminder that other people getting silly and fun little tattoos that make them happy does not hurt you. My tattoos make me happy and they enhance my life. That should be the only thing that matters. I am happy to tell people what each tattoo means to me if they were to truely be curious and ask. However, I tend to only get people being condescending when it comes to this matter.