Tattoos have become de rigeur with my generation. I have 4, but they’re all concealed or concealable with a long-sleeved shirt. I have no skulls, reapers, naked women on my body. I have patriotic ink, I have Christian ink, I have some Latin scrawled on my arms. Momma didn’t raise a fool.
But to get inked because you feel like imitating the life of vamps is laughable and sad. In 15 - 20 years when they’ve got kids in their teens, they’re going to have to explain why there are skulls and caskets on their bodies.
Kids today, along with the parents raising them, are oblivious to the idea of consequences following actions. It’s all about immediate gratification anymore.
Really curious on the motivation. Help me here, maybe there is some redeeming value I am just blind to. If its just peer pressure, my Mom had a very good answer, "if all your friends are sticking their heads in the oven, you are going to do the same?"