Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Brunch
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QI have always wanted to get a full sleeve tattoo but my folks are against it. Can I pull it off without them noticing? Or should I ditch the idea?
I—Ken P, Delhi
’m with your folks on this one, buddy! Which responsible parent would encourage their offspring to permanently alter their body in such a way? It’s a huge decision, and they’re thinking ahead to your future professional prospects, changing tastes and even romantic matches. That said, although I don’t personally see the appeal of tattoos, I’m all for self expression. Ultimately, it’s your body, your choice. But please consider it carefully.
Most importantly, I’m not sure how you think you’re going to be able to conceal this from those closest to you. Sure, you could tell them you’ve developed a rare arm allergy to air or have taken a monastic oath to only wear long sleeves but it’s unrealistic to think they’ll never