Q: I’m a dude. Is it appropriation if I get an NC tattoo? I don’t want to offend.

Kelly Sue: Val and I get this question a LOT.

Tattoos are very personal decisions and we’re not going to insert ourselves into that conversation. If you’re asking if we feel like it’s co-opting experience? We don’t.

If you don’t fit in your box, you’re non-complaint. No matter what you look like from the outside. And we’re certainly not going to judge you for it.

My husband, a cis straight white conventionally handsome man, suffers from sometimes debilitating depression. He has the tattoo.

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