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so look here, yes im a girl, and i have full sleeve tattoos and then some, but that does not mean that i am not healthy or living a health concious lifestyle. I think people assume that since i am covered in tattoos that i am eaither a Biker, a druggy, or some other menice to society. But guess what judgers, i am a mother, an over conservative republican, and overall good person. when i show up to a race i sure stick out like a sore thumb, and i dont think people know what to expect from me. but i do well and hopefully gain some respect. i just enjoy the art of tattoos ad think they are pretty rad.
any comments on the subject??
Welcome to active.com! I hope you'll find that most runners aren't too judgmental. I see a fair amount of ink at races and we've had topics about tattoo designs here on these boards.
Good luck and happy running!
Jay (who only has 6 tattoos... so far)
I have to admit I wondered when I read this. The runners I know will look at your participation and your running. They may admire your tattoos, or not, but that's not how they'll judge your character.
I kinda think tatoos are cool , though i have neither of the 2 that i want yet. When I meet a runner that's inked up, I judge them by how hard they work, not their style.
I am a runner lady with sleeves myself and have to say I have also experienced the kind of displaced stand-offishness you may be referring to. So far it has served me best to write it off as pre-race nerves or something else not worth spending mental energy on. What other people think of me is really none of my business, which is easy to forget sometimes. When it all comes down to it, KILL EM WITH KINDNESS grrrrl! Remember, it is the dark side that has the cookies in the end.
So you are a mother, a conservative Republican and an overall good person?? Almost perfect in my book.
If you now tell me you like the Grateful Dead then perfection has been achieved and I think you might be my long lost girlfriend. From what I can see of the tat on your chest - it almost looks like some of Stanley Mouse's Dead artwork - can't tell if it's a rose or not.
I wouldn't sweat the narrow mindedness of others - I know that's much easier said than done - just go out and let your running speak for itself and be content with knowing who you are.
And what exactly is wrong with bikers.........????
well thank you for your reply, i dont actully like the grateful dead im sorry. in fact i kinda really dont like them. but thats okay, to each their own right. but i appriciate all of you for making me feel better about it!
a few of my works
Why do you care what other people think? Oh wait that's right you mavericks are never quite the rebels you pretend to be.
"On every world, wherever people are, in the deepest part of the winter, at the exact mid-point, everybody stops and turns and hugs. As if to say, "Well done, well done, everyone! We're halfway out of the dark." Doctor Who