I was just perusing the curiosities of my facebook wall and came across something that just sent me into a complete tailspin.
Miss Nic, delicious model and burlesque yummy or ‘professional weirdo/entertainer/scream queen’, had posted a link to a blog called TheHopeBlog which had reposted an article written by Lisa Khoury from The Spectrum, an independent publication for the University of Buffalo.
This article is titled, “News Editor says Tattoos are Classless and Worthless”. Along with 853 other people who felt moved to make a comment, most of them condemning her vile, ridiculously deranged and moronic opinions, I lost my vlog-virginity and videoed myself being passionate and opinionated with my right of reply to this vomitous article from Ms Khoury.
Word of warning – In my video, you’ll encounter a few profanities and quite a lot that may not make sense. I didn’t script anything and was so disgusted, saddened and angered by the fact that this opinion even still existed, let alone by a woman, that I was stuck for words…hey, I’m a writer not a politician. Oh, and beware the extreme Mama Kat hair. I’m no fashionista today…but hola to my sexah glasses!
Call me naive but in my book, women support each other. They do not tell a sister that she is classless and without basic values and morals just because she has a tattoo.
Here’s a tasty snippet from the mind (abstract term) of Lisa Khoury to whet your opinionated, skanky-arsed tattoo-lovin’ appetite…
“I’m not here to say a girl should walk around flaunting her body like it’s her job – that’s just degrading. Instead of getting a tattoo, a more productive use of your time would be improving and appreciating the body you’ve been given, not permanently engraving it”
What are we – STEPFORD WIVES?!?!!
I love the 50′s but I don’t want to live the life of a woman living in the 1950s! Newsflash…It was not exactly a liberating time for women.
…”(if you don’t tattoo) you won’t find yourself in a rut when your future grandkids ask you what’s up with the angel wings on your upper back as you’re in the middle of giving them a life lesson on the importance of values and morals. God knows the last thing this world needs is another generation of kids questioning their basic values and morals”
Lisa Khoury…you are beneath me even using the words that I wish to use. When my grandkids see my huge mofo cherry blossom on my back, shoulder and neck, it will be IN CONJUNCTION with an explanation on basic values and morals. The right to be, live and do freely accordingly to basic human rights, to live without prejudice and to honour each other as creative, passionate, beautiful humans…and the fact that it was put on my back to remind me to live in the present and witness the beauty of life as it happens.
Lisa Khoury, you have entirely missed the point…but oh my Goddess, did you get me riled…
Copied and pasted directly from The Hope Blog, the full article is as follows…are you ready? Read on…
“I get it. It’s the 21st century. You’re cool, you’re rebellious, you’re cutting edge, you have a point to prove, and you’re a woman. Awesome.
Ladies, I know you’re at least at the legal age of making your own decisions, but before you decide to get a tattoo, allow me to let you in on a little secret. A secret you may have not fully realized yet thus far in your life. What you must understand is, as women, we are – naturally – beautiful creatures.
Seriously, though. Your body literally has the ability to turn heads. Guys drool over us. We hold some serious power in our hands, because – as corny as this sounds – we hold the world’s beauty.
But something girls seem to forget nowadays, or maybe have not been taught, is that women hold the world’s class and elegance in their hands, as well. So what’s more attractive than a girl with a nice body? I’ll tell you what: a girl with class. Looks may not last, but class does. And so do tattoos.
An elegant woman does not vandalize the temple she has been blessed with as her body. She appreciates it. She flaunts it. She’s not happy with it? She goes to the gym. She dresses it up in lavish, fun, trendy clothes, enjoying trips to the mall with her girlfriends. She accentuates her legs with high heels. She gets her nails done. She enjoys the finer things in life, all with the body she was blessed with.
But marking it up with ink? That’s just not necessary.
I’m not here to say a girl should walk around flaunting her body like it’s her job – that’s just degrading. Instead of getting a tattoo, a more productive use of your time would be improving and appreciating the body you have been given, not permanently engraving it.
Can you get meaning out of a tattoo? Arguably. If you want to insert ink into your skin as a symbol for something greater than yourself, then maybe you are proving a point to yourself or the rest of the world.
But at the end of the day, are you really a happier person? Has this tattoo, for instance, caused you to learn something new about yourself? Has it challenged you? Has it led you to self-growth? Nothing comes out of getting a tattoo. You get a tattoo, and that’s it. You do something productive, though, and you see results. That’s a genuine, satisfying change in life. Not ink.
Invest your time, money, and effort into a gym membership, or yoga classes, or new clothes, or experimenting with different hairstyles if you’re craving something new with your body, not a tattoo.
I promise, it will be a much more rewarding experience, and you won’t find yourself in a rut when your future grandkids ask you what’s up with the angel wings on your upper back as you’re in the middle of giving them a life lesson on the importance of values and morals.
God knows the last thing this world needs is another generation of kids questioning their basic values and morals.”
Written by Lisa Khoury. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (and for goddess sake, please email her!!)
So, Watch and weep, Lisa…welcome to my first ‘Right Of Reply’ vlog ever…