When you have a lot of tattoos they isolate you out. I think it should be accepted. I see doctors, officers and everything like that who have tattoos. It’s becoming normal but a lot of people don't have them, older generation don't have them.
People think I'm going to rob them or something. They put me in a category, that I'm trash because I do this to my body. I get tattoos because it's art. I am art. I'm a canvas.
I walked into Conroy's to get some flowers for a funeral and the lady, she kept on skipping me. She wouldn't come to me. So I went to her and said excuse me, she said just a minute. She kept pushing me off. And I said excuse me can I get some flowers ordered. She changed her whole attitude but at first she thought I was going to rob the store. Oh wow.
It is art and it is an expression. I'm a happy go lucky person. It’s a story of my life. I'm a canvas.
When I was little I had a stuffed animal, a white little bunny. It's name was Fred. I had to go everywhere with him. It was my receiving blanket somewhat. It was a comfort zone. I think every child should have one.
My tattoos are a comfort zone. It's a freedom of speech, accept me, if you don't, Oh well.
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