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Art that adorns the flesh…


January 20th, 2010 by

It doesn’t seem to matter what the art form is, whenever people look too deeply into it they are so often completely off the mark with their assumptions. It’s a regular occurrence when assumptions about everything from a person’s character to their social status are made about people simply because they have tattoos.

But that’s nothing new, is it?

The thing is, it’s bad enough when people stereotype or pigeonhole you because of your tattoos, but now there’s an actual reference manual for this sort of stupidity.  I’m not kidding.  Author Judi James has written a new book called The You Code, which among other things, offers explanations as to what type of person someone is based on their tattoos.

Behold some of the wisdom found within:

Small and Traditional [Tattoos]
Judi says: “This is not a daring guy as such but a guy who likes to think he’s daring now and again. So though he’s likely to surprise you with moments of drama in the bedroom, mostly it’s a case of what you see is what you get. A dependable type.”

Mystical Tattoos
Judi James: “Two things stand out about this sort of guy: firstly he craves attention, but secondly that he considers himself deep but misunderstood. Far from being mere shapes, the puzzling symbols suggest he wants to be taken seriously and seem mysterious and clever.”

Animal Tattoos
Judi says: “This is the guy saying: ”I may not look like much but I’m actually strong and powerful”. Probably wants to be an animal in the bedroom and this may well be the case.”

If you happen to be hungry for more of this particular brand of wisdom, you can find more here.

Oh, man.  Hey, I don’t want to be too judgmental – despite the fact that Ms James’ book seems to be exclusively steeped in ridiculous, judgmental notions – but without actually reading The You Code, I have to say that from what I have read, the book is garbage.  People don’t need a book that helps them decipher what kind of a person someone is, based on their outer appearance. The sooner we get rid of the notion that tattoos and the people who have them can easily be pigeonholed, the better.  There are a billion and one reasons why a person would choose a particular tattoo and for anyone to even pretend to know the reasons behind another person’s tattoos is just pure ignorance.  Plain and simple.

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