A little over a year ago I made a topic showing the diverse posters of GR a picture of my leg. My leg happened to have a tattoo embedded in it and I expected more of you to be similarly marked but was surprised to find a distinct lack of ink. Where my expectations were met was with the response. One or two posters brought their disapproval out in force but the overwhelming majority liked my tattoo regardless of their own tattoo status. I surprised myself with how long it hasn't been since my first tattoo but here I am again with a decorated limb. This time it's my arm so here you go: Inner arm Outer arm Upper arm The upper arm is a few months old now, I got it fairly early on this year. The other bunch of tattoos are about a week old now and I wasn't going to make a mention of any of them until I came across this story tonight. In case you're not going to follow that link I'll sum the blog up: HMV, a once-popular-now-struggling music/film/gaming retailer, have passed a policy requiring tattooed employees to cover them up. This isn't exactly a revolutionary policy. Many businesses are squeamish about having their employees show their ink while at work no matter how backwards it seems. Admittedly there are cases where this is appropriate; people probably aren't going to trust the mortgage adviser with an ex-girlfriend's name tattooed on their neck and covered with a red stamp of 'SLUT' after all. Generally, though, tattoos aren't a thing to be offended about, as responses in my previous topic demonstrate. HMV have issued a statement on their Facebook page clarifying that they're not banning tattoos but they are insisting that visible tats are covered but do you think they're right to do it? Acceptance is a natural progression throughout history. As time goes by we've seen interracial marriages go from illegal to accepted, women are allowed to vote, black people can sit where they like on buses (and many don't have to because they own cars of their own). Tattoos used to be the dominion of the working class and criminal underclass but now we're seeing body art on everyone from celebrities to doctors to shop assistants. Is anyone really that offended by tattoos any more?