You're right it is ignorant. There are so many people who refuse to accept different as a good thing. A lot of people see it as mutilating your body, but imo, if you want to do something for you there is nothing wrong with that, if you want to modify your body because that helps you express yourself or it makes you feel empowered then you are entitled to do so. At the end of the day no one else's opinion should matter. My parents constantly try to make me feel bad and call my piercings ridiculous but they make me feel empowered and personally I like the way they look. I'm constantly told I'm going to regret it later, and it'll scar, but the only piercing I've ever had that scarred was my belly and I still don't regret it. At the end of the day scar or not, it still tells a story. And if you feel good about tattoos and they empower you or help you express yourself, then forget those small-minded people who are afraid of change. At least you had the balls to do it, wear them proud.