The tattoo industry has certainly evolved over the years. More and more people have started accepting this form of self-expression. Sadly, what has not evolved is the perception of tattoos on women. There's a certain stigma attached to women with tattoos, a stigma that must be abolished.
Women make over half the tattoos in our tattoo community, one that is growing in leaps and bounds. Despite this, they are looked at as rebels. They are given many labels. These labels come from a stereotype that has become a thorn in the flesh of women with tattoos. Women with tattoos are perceived to be promiscuous, easy, someone who sleeps around. Our society has sexualized women and their bodies.
This thought process has set an expectation in men for women to look a certain way. If they do not meet their ridiculous criteria, they are deemed to be unattractive. Such is the mindset of our society. If a woman has a tattoo, it must be hidden or look feminine, like a dolphin or a butterfly. This is because tattoos are seen as a sign of masculinity & strength instead of body art.