Artistic expression can be excruciating
19-year-old Paris Jackson, daughter of king of pop Michael Jackson, just posted a view of her latest ink, which follows a series of over 50 tattoos throughout her body.
Jackson’s latest tattoo is a series of symbols which represent the seven chakras, believed to be the centers of the body through which energy flows.
The symbols are aligned down her chest – an area which makes any tattoo enthusiast cringe as it’s known to be extremely painful.
While some people love tattoos and some simply detest them, what truly matters is their affect on their wearers.
Paris Jackson is attached to her body art, and explained in an older post why these tattoos empower her and give her positive feelings towards herself when she sees them.
the craftsmanship of tattoos will always be a controversy. some people like them, some people absolutely hate them. i appreciate art, i always have. especially when that art means something to me. today i can look at my inner forearms and see art that has meaning for me, i don't see a dark past anymore. my scars and past of self-hatred have been covered by loving marks, creativity, ingenuity.. and depth. sure i will always carry my past with me, but i see ink as a way of changing for the better, always improving. they represent strength for me. i look back at my old self and then i look in the mirror, and i see a fighter looking back at me. i'll always keep fighting, and encouraging others to stay strong. we all go through hell every now and then but it makes us the warriors of love we were meant to be. so to anyone struggling, it gets better. you're not alone.
Whatever you feel about tattoos, you can’t deny that this teen celeb is following her own individual path and creating an identity she loves to be associated with.
She doesn’t care about norms or fitting in – and it’s beautiful.