Tattoos: What would be your reaction if a sibling or friend suggested getting one?

Everyone has their own opinion about tattoos. Some see them as art, and others think they are evil. Society Magazine’s Ivan Ngoboka sought out differing opinions.
Jackline Mukankusi
Jackline Mukankusi

Everyone has their own opinion about tattoos. Some see them as art, and others think they are evil. Society Magazine’s Ivan Ngoboka sought out differing opinions.

Tattoos are for idlers and people who still have that childish excitement in them. A mature person can’t go for them.

Jackline Mukankusi
, Real  Estate owner

Tattoos are fancy, anyone who likes being fashionable wouldn’t hesitate to go for them.

Phillip Kamana, Journalist

As long as they are above 18 and are of sound mind, I wouldn’t mind their choice.

Jovia Umwiza
,Fashion designer

Tattoos talk. They are a platform of expression just like any other so I like them because they are a unique form of art. I wouldn’t have a problem with someone close choosing to get one. 

Fred Mafigiri, Visual artist

There is a rumour that all people with tattoos are devil worshippers, so I wouldn’t want anyone I care about to be counted as one.

Wilson Bakyimbagira, Student

If a friend or relative decide to get one, I would basically disown them because they are against our cultural values as Rwandans.

Norman Gabiro, Student

I don’t mind young people getting tattoos. It only becomes a concern when someone in their 50’s and beyond goes for them too.

 Robert Gahini, Marketeer

A recent scientific study shows that tattoos cause skin cancer, so I wouldn’t advise anyone I care about to go for them.

Annet Umuntu, Communication analyst

 

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