“Tattoos” is a topic everyone has a different opinion on.
There are cultures that come into play, some are restricted to get a tattoo by their religions, some have to get a tattoo because of some family tradition, even though they don’t want one, and then there are those as well who don’t care about anyone or anything and get a tattoo anyways.
The point is, a tattoo is a sensitive topic and everyone has an opinion about it that may not match the others. Some absolutely love them no matter what the actual imprint is, while others hate it as if it is a crime to get tattooed. And then there is another school of thought that just doesn’t care what you do with your body. All opinions must be respected. The question that runs through my head is, “Should we be making conversation about tattoos in this era?” Yes, tattoos don’t come across as a shocker now, especially after seeing all those rappers who are covered in tattoos from head to toe. But I believe there is still a need to have this discussion on tattoos being a sensitive topic because there is still a sector out there that absolutely hates it, and considers it a taboo, and a disgrace.
Today’s story is about a mother who absolutely hates tattoos. The mother told her daughter that she wasn’t allowed to get a tattoo as long as her education expenses are not being paid by herself. The daughter followed the rule until the time came when she started affording her own education. That’s when no rules restricted her so she decided to get a tattoo. She waited for quite some time to reveal the grand news to her mother and when she did, it was obviously not received with a happy face. The mother took this matter to the community of AITA and asked if she was wrong for controlling her daughter over getting a tattoo.
Scroll down below to read how it all happened and how her mother reacted after the big news.
1. You already know the mother isn’t doing it right.
2. The mother hates tattoos and created a rule that binds her daughter from getting a tattoo as long as her mom paid for her education.
3. The rules didn’t apply anymore as she was paying for her own education, so the daughter decided to get a big butterfly tatted on her shoulder.
4. Obviously the mother was going to hate the big reveal.
5. Daughter moved back home and OP demanded she wears clothing that covers her shoulders so that her grandmother doesn’t spot the tattoo.
6. The daughter refused because the weather was hot and it would be unfair to have her wear such clothes. A little fight over accommodation ensued.
7. Turns out the grandmother didn’t care about who did what and decided to stay out of the matter.
That’s how it is supposed to be. Good job, granny.
8. She speaks the right words that she shouldn’t be intervening with her adult daughter’s life choices but then proceeded to contradict once again. OP is confused.
I would declare OP the AH in this situation. She set a rule that was perfectly abided by her daughter. Clearly, she wanted a tattoo for a very long time and perhaps that was one of the many motivations for her financing her own graduate degree. Once she was out of her mother’s financial circle, the rule stopped applying to her and she proceeded to get a tattoo. I don’t see anything wrong here and would only say the mother was wrong for trying to control her daughter all this time.
Here are some of the comments on the story:
9. She really was cornering her own daughter for a life choice she had nothing to do with.
10. It’s her body so she is allowed to do whatever she wants to do with it. I think she understands where the ethical boundaries begin and getting a tattoo is way within those bounds.
11. I swear this mother was ready to kick her daughter out of the house for getting a tattoo. So dumb.
12. She patiently waited till the cage was unlocked and did what she always wanted to do.
13. OP was declared a major AH by the whole community.
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