I’m hoping you guys like when I pose questions to you so I’m doing it again. I really love hearing all the different answers. Today, I was out (on a garden tour, with my mom and her friend, shut up) and ended up becoming the focus of attention for a few minutes. It started, as it often did, with a lady wanting to read the script on my arm. Then they wanted to see the half sleeve on my other arm. Next thing I know I’m standing on a stranger’s front lawn with my shirt being pulled up and a small crowd gathered around me (ok, I’m being dramatic, but that’s about what happened). Typical Saturday afternoon right?
I realized, as I was standing there with my shirt up that I don’t really react to this public groping, if you will. Maybe I just go into a happy place until it’s over, I don’t know. What I do know is that I’m not alone in having my tattoos touched by strangers. I also know that my reaction is not necessarily how everyone reacts. So, what I want to know from you, ModBlog readers, is this, do you find that you have your tattoos (scars or piercings) groped by strangers? Is this something that happens often? How do you react when it does?
I saw this recently submitted tattoo, done by James S. Monteiro at Lucky 13 in Toronto, and found her facial expression to be appropriately fitting for this entry.