There is a famous song that says: “Tattoos of your kisses I carry all over my body”, and even when we know that it refers to a metaphorical way, there are those who take tattooing kisses and even the name of the couple very seriously.
It is true that it is very common for this to happen. However, recently the story of a young tattoo artist who refused to do her work came to our attention because her client, beyond wanting to tattoo her partner’s name, wanted to put on “Víctor’s property”. It is true that each person has the right to get a tattoo if they so decide and to choose the place, the area of the body and the design, but this tattoo artist did not think it was appropriate because she considered that the design was very macho.
Through her TikTok account, Leidy Mora, an artist who works in a tattoo studio in Bogotá, Colombia, said that she rejected a client’s request when she saw that she wanted to tattoo the phrase dedicated to her boyfriend.
I refused to get a tattoo and I don’t know what to call this, sisterhood, ethics, or that I just don’t want to be a part of these things.
According to Leidy, the phrase seemed very strong to her and she felt that it was against the girl. That is why she did not agree and did not agree to do the job. Of course, she also shared her feelings when she refused, but, for her, her sororous ethics is much more important.
It makes me ugly to deny a tattoo, but it makes me ugly to tattoo someone ‘Property of Víctor’. Why does someone want to tattoo ‘property’? You are not a thing, it seems sad to me, this was not a joke, it was a serious quote. I’m still in shock that someone would want to get tattooed on Victor’s property.
According to Leidy’s account, the client made the request in a very kind way, but she did not want to be a part of what she considers “an act of discrimination and sexist”, since she assures that it “attacks the morality of women”. .
On the other hand, users of social networks have expressed their opinion about it and there are those who say that having refused was the best and even consider that perhaps the refusal has made the client think carefully before doing it. However, there were those who thought that the freedom of expression and choice of both the professional and the client are totally valid. What do you think?