"So which ones are gang tattoos?"
"Hey! Badass tattoo girl!"
…don’t make eye contact. Keep walking.
"Do you have Spider-man tattooed on your arm?!?!?!"
"Ummm…it’s a Buddha."
"Oh shit! I’m a Buddhist."
Wait for it. There it is—THE LOOK! Many people in DC have given me this look. It’s a look of disgust. A look of hatred. A look that translates into, “Who’s this white trash loser? Psh, she clearly doesn’t have any morals. She’s kinda scary! I bet she doesn’t even have a job. Ew! I can’t even stand by her (or sit next to her on S2 or 24 buses). I gotta move like right now.”
Reaction: Do y’all think I’m going to eat your fucking faces? I’m not permanently on bath salts waiting for the perfect time to attack. Chill out.