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    How Tattooing My (Fat) Body Helped Me Fall In Love With It

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    Holy shit I love this article. I wish she had continued expanding on it.
    I am forever trying to make people understand that tattooing is not an action of hating my body, it's an action of reclaiming my body. I'm tattooing it to FIX the hatred, not BECAUSE I hate it.

    I also grew up with the "your body is a temple" parents (my dad would get upset even when I dyed my hair) and that's why they still don't know about my tattoos, minus the one on my wrist. Within a few years I'm going to need to talk it out with them and I want them to understand this so much.


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    I'm too drunk tired to read tiny print (will try in AM)( but I think it's crazy that people think tattooing would mean you hate your body. I can't even understand that parallel. Plus, I think my tattoos are the best parts of me! Well except the one that I hate that I'm covering up with something more better awesomer.
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    I love this. I love it so much. I have to share this on fb for sure.

    I have struggled with my body image for years upon years. My hysterectomy really kicked my ass emotionally and I was right back into the hatred with my body again. Adding more and more tattoos the past year has made me love my body all over again. With the surgery and a knee surgery (plus two others) all in one year, my body became my enemy. Now, it is something more and more beautiful to me.

    Thank you so much for sharing this.
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    I can totally relate!! I've struggled with my body image since I was young...I have one big tat on my back to which my mom hates thinking I've ruined my body and why would I want that, but its not about ruining anything its about exactly what this woman describes....what she feels makes her beautiful...what makes her love HER and her body!!!
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    This is awesome! Loved it. I've dealt with body image issues, and still do, but my body art is what I love and appreciate most about my body. I feel beautiful with them and will definitely get more. I want the outside of both thighs done. Those are my next big projects. My thighs are also my main problem area. I can't wait to have them done.
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    I love this, and the link in it to another article sort of like it.

    Thank you for sharing.



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    This is amazing. I love it so much.
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    I love the fact that its a part of my body that is unique from my choice.
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