Just read some weird article where a conservative mom was all mad at the Ban Bossy campaign cause apparently Beyoncé can’t show her skin and be a feminist at the same time.
Idk if you’re being sarcastic but in case you aren’t, the intention wasn’t to make you feel like a bad person. It was just to show you that you were misguided on the subject and do so now so you don’t make a bad decision, before you…
Because it is art theft. Another artist worked hard to create that tattoo. The client paid good money to have it created for them. For you to take it for yourself is disrespectful and truly is stealing.
You don’t know who the original artist is, which means you not only can’t ask them for permission to use their design, but you also can’t give them the recognition and compensation they deserve for it. You are also insulting the person with the original tattoo because they paid probably a large amount of money to have it designed specifically for them (possibly for a really important reason), and you’re just taking it as if it were yours.
You don’t know the origin of the tattoo. Who made it and why, what it means to the person who paid a lot of money to have it designed just for them.. You have no idea what you may be stepping on by taking the tattoo for yourself. It may seem to you like you’re the only one with a say and it’s all about you, but that’s because you’re disregarding the feelings of the person with the tattoo and the original tattoo artist. It is just as much about them as it is about you, and they have a bigger say than you do because that tattoo belongs to them, not to you. It doesn’t become yours just because you say so.
Hopefully that makes it clear but if you still don’t get it I can try to explain it another way.