People shouldn’t be so quick to judge others by their ink

THE Gladstone Observer has started a tattoo competition.

And it's no secret this city certainly isn't lacking in this department, especially among the younger generation.

The saying "don't judge a book by its cover" rings true for tattoos.

Most people I know with tattoos have something with significant meaning to them.

Whether it be for a friend or a loved one, sometimes for someone they know who has passed away or representing a strong belief they may have.

Personally, I don't mind tattoos, but I know a lot of people who do, who believe they are offensive and unattractive.

My parents, for example, don't have a drop of ink on their skin.

They've never considered it either, and I'd be surprised if they ever did go under the needle.

But they maintain open-mindedness, especially when I brought up the conversation about having something done myself.

People shouldn't be quick to judge others by the ink they have on their skin.

I'll be the first to admit, there are some shockers out there, but hey, each to their own.

If you have a quality tatt you would like to show off, make sure you enter our competition!

You will go in the running to win a holiday for two adults and two children to Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Or, if you're yet to go under the inking needle and you have a cracker idea for a portrait piece, send us what you would like to have done to be in the running for a $500 realist-style, portrait tattoo voucher for Tyson Evans Tattoo.