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Friday, April 21, 2017

My How Times Have Changed

Tattoos used to be mostly worn by sailors, motorcycle riders, or wild women. Last week we were pushing our grocery cart behind a lady with lots of tattoos that were very visable with the dress she had on which was in good taste. She was wearing backless platform shoes. To our amazement she slid right off those shoes and on to her knees still holding on to her grocery cart. John ran to help her and it was evident she was in pain but she took it well. We stood and talked about the shoes and I showed her my tennies and said I could never wear anything but these. I even wear these to church and they don't judge. She went on to ask where our church is as she doesn't have a church. She said she may look it up  sometime. We didn't go last Sunday so if she showed up I hope they didn't disappoint her or me if all her tattoos were showing. She was not a young woman but not as old as us. Not really the type you would think of as having so many tattoos but as I say times have changed. If I was younger I might even get a small flower or butterfly on my ankle or shoulder. Don't think it would be attractive on swollen ankles or old age arms so I'll pass. Hope I see her in church Sunday.

7 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

Sounds like an interesting lady. Glad you met her.

jack69 said...

yes, times have changed. At a family funeral a few years back one of my distant cousins came, beautiful young woman. She had what is called a sleeve one shoulder and arm fully tattooed. She is a sweet lady, but I feel like an older lady commented once, "I cannot imagine putting a bumper sticker on a Rolls Royce.
But YES many folk must have ink today. I have a small $5 USMC tattoo. But today some folk spend a weeks salary for a tattoo.
I really try not nOT judge, but that doesn't stop the amazement!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

I don't like tattoos all over the body....yes, I'm judging. lol But it isn't my 'cup of tea'. Then, on the other hand I DO have a butterfly with a tiger face on my ankle. Just one. No more.

Hope her pain, tho, didn't continue and it was just a minor thing. I don't like seeing anyone in pain.

S. J. Qualls said...

We do some of the best and worst things to ourselves on a whim. I can't judge, just because I didn't do it on my skin.

Jon said...

I wonder if she's still wearing those platform shoes.

Some people get addicted to tattoos - - they just can't stop with one. I have been very tempted to get a tat, but somehow they're just TOO permanent. I think I can live without one.

Rose said...

Oh, I hurt just thinking about what she done...

I wear jeans and tennis shoes to church, too.

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

Our pastor has made it clear that no one will be judged or turned away from our church for how they dress, piercings or tattoos. If a person begins to come regularly, they usually change their dress to similar to others over time.
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