Why does my grandma think she has the right to tell me to not get anymore tattoos even though I'm 21?

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  • Mystic
    Lv 5
    3 weeks ago
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    She can say whatever she wants, but her opinion is just that - her opinion. You by no means have to listen to her. You are an adult. It is your body and your money. You can get as many tattoos as you please. If she disapproves, oh well. That's her problem, not yours.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    None! It's your body and you can honestly do whatever you want with it. People are saying they may look trashy and cause getting a job to be harder, but that honestly depends on the quantity and location. If you have many visible tattoos that are covering your arms and such, she is just trying to look out for you. But if you have a few in more hidden locations, he's just trying to be controlling and should stop telling you to not get anymore. She has no right either way, but she still may be looking out for your best interest. If you have a lot of visible tattoos, you may want to listen to her...

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  • 4 weeks ago

    She has the right because she is your grandma.

    • Mystic
      Lv 5
      3 weeks agoReport

      That's totally irrelevant. A 21 year old is an adult. At that age, only your boss at work and the police can tell you what to do.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    She is trying to tell you that you may find it harder to get a great job in your future.  Or that they look trashy , listen to her

    • Mystic
      Lv 5
      3 weeks agoReport

      False all the way around. Just another close-minded person trying to push their opinions onto others.

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  • LM440
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    People tend to have an automatic dislike for matters they don't understand.  Most likely your grandmother remembers low quality tattoos from a time when tattoos were not common place or widely accepted.  

    Many aspects of tattoos have radically changed over the past several decades. The craft has been refined and society now accepts and understands tattoos as an art form.  Have a calm, serious talk with her and explain the current status of tattoos and tattooing as a creative art form.  Remain steadfast with your right to express yourself but perhaps giving her an accurate updated position will help her to understand your choices. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because old people don't like it when you get art on your skin because it somehow affects them

    • Anon
      Lv 6
      4 weeks agoReport

      BS. Know a lot of 60+ year ids who get them. 

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  • 1 month ago

    She doesn't have the right but she probably has your best interests at heart. That's OK, you are old enough to accept the consequences of your actions, besides which tattoos no longer have as many negative connotations as they used to have.

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  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    don't like what she thinks than save your money and get out of here place where you are probably staying for free

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    • Mystic
      Lv 5
      3 weeks agoReport

      Where did the asker EVER state they lived with their grandma? Also, it's "then", not "than". Learn proper English before you go around judging people.

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  • 1 month ago

    She does have the right to tell you and you probably have the right to ignore her - unless you are living under her roof and she is paying the bills.

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  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Some people think less of people with tattoos. She is old school.

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