Today I would like to share some advice about how to compliment tattoos. It seems obvious, but based on the remarks I receive about my visible Star Wars tattoos, some folks need help. Let’s start with the dos: Do compliment awesome tattoos when you see them. It can be as simple as, “Hey, I really like your tattoo.” If you have a similar tattoo or are a fan of whatever franchise the tattoo is from, mention that too. Easy, right?
And for the don’ts: Don’t ask someone if his or her tattoo is real. It can come across as condescending, and honestly, I’d say most of the time when you see a tattoo on an adult, it’s the real deal. I get asked this frequently about my Rebel Alliance tattoo, and I don’t understand why. Also, don’t launch into a long story in the grocery check-out line about the tattoo. Compliment and move on.
“The dreamer of improbable dreams.” (Doctor Who) | Source: Chio Asakura
Have geeky tattoos of your own? If you don’t know the drill by now, most of the tattoos in Inked Wednesday come from reader submissions. Leave links to pictures in the comments or send me your photos on Twitter. Be sure to let me know the tattoo artist information.