Some of tattoos tell stories,
of places i’ve been and persons i’ve been too.
each puddle or dribble of ink,
is no mistake,
i picked them all out,
carefully & with purpose.
To me, they all have a story behind, the meaning of them.
most has spiritual or religious reasons, these are reasons,
i do not care to explain, or feel justified that i have too, that i must,
just because your curiosity made you ask.
I can sense that you really do not even care, you just wonder why,
I am marked and painted-like you even care?
you wonder why i would dare,
do that to myself, my body, my temple,
and your right it is my temple/
so i will decorate it as i please
Just do not ask me questions,/
to have me share
answers that you do not/
in eons have time to even listen to.
Ask me no questions, then,
i will tell you no lies.
And yes, of course they hurt, don’t even bother asking that one.
Are you some kind of moron? Of course tattoos hurt,
if not what would be the point?
Some of us see it as a rite of passage,
and no you really would not
if you say that they are pretty i will say thank you and
leave it at that.
But please do not be offensive,
do not ask me “why the hell would somebody do that?”.