The taboos once associated with sporting tattoos are indeed yesterday’s news. The diversity among the ranks of bearers of tattoos has never been more widespread. It is a cultural shift that promotes individual originality.
Gone are the stereotypical images that once dogged wearers of highly personal body art. It is a form of self-expression that is no longer restricted to the outliers of society.
So, how does high fashion designer Marc Jacobs feel about seeing tattoos in the fashion industry? He doesn’t care one iota, actually. He also is not too concerned about how his tattoos will look when is a senior citizen either.
They are not subversive; they are not transgressive; they are not a mark of outsiderness. They are not for thugs or sluts, for the angry or the dispossessed. What [was] once the province of sailors or bikers, and then the pastime of rockers and punks, [is] now all over bank tellers and advertising executives and stay-at-home moms.