"My parents, mother specifically, were pretty apprehensive about my lifestyle choices. But I think as the years have gone by she's become a lot more accepting of my tattoos. My friends are all supporters, hell, the majority of them are tattooed themselves. But I don't think the issue is with my family and friends. I think the issue lies with the general public. I mean sure, tattoos are way less taboo than they used to be, but there is still a lot of judgement and stereotyping that comes along with being (heavily) tattooed."
"People have no problem giving me their opinions on tattoos or telling me how they feel about them... Every day... My tattoos are like art in an art museum. You wouldn't touch the art, so why would you touch me?!! Ridiculous. You know I actually had a woman on the subway point at me and tell me "If you keep it up, you'll probably end up with AIDS one day".... Seriously... I was gob-smacked. Curiosity I can tolerate, it's ignorance I have a problem with."