Mike-Gerasimos Dendrinos @ Vn models
Photographer: Errikos Andreou
This is what my arm looks like after 8 hours of wearing an elbow brace I do not need. Maybe I’m just being a baby, but it hurts. It nearly cuts off my circulation. It’s very itchy and uncomfortable. And on top of that it’s hot out and sweaty. The reason I wear it? The company I work for (not my boss specifically) forces us to cover up our tattoos. I have to wear an elbow brace or ace bandage for 8 hours straight almost everyday because I have a tattoo of a fucking flower on my elbow. I work at a gas station. I just don’t get how having a tattoo of a fucking flower could possibly offend or have any effect whatsoever on the disgusting old townie and trucker men I wait on all day long.
END TATTOO DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE,
THIS IS A MUCH BIGGER ISSUE ABOUT PERSONAL FREEDOM
HAVING TATTOOS DOES NOT MAKE YOU SHITTIER AT YOUR JOB OR LESS PROFESSIONAL THAN ANYONE ELSE
I have an interview at Petsmart tomorrow and I answered that I would not comply with hiding my tattoos because a long sleeve shirt I can’t roll up while I’m washing dogs? No. I’m hoping this isn’t their alternative solution. It’s just so ridiculous
HAHAHAHA BECAUSE I’M SURE THE DOGS CARE THAT YOU HAVE TATTOOS. THAT MAKES A REALLY BAD IMPRESSION, YOU KNOW
sometimes people who are sad dont always need the “it gets better talk”
sometimes people just want to hear “you are sad, you are trying your best, and it’s okay. you’re okay and you’re alive and that’s a big accomplishment”
because i know for myself unconditional optimism gets really fucking annoying. sometimes i just want to be sad and have it be okay that im sad.
don’t make me feel weirder than i already do in my own skin.