Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

Tattoo Artist Gets Accused Of Racism For Tattooing Her Entire Body In Black
34points
User submission
3.5K
31.8K
Art4 years ago

Tattoo Artist Gets Accused Of Racism For Tattooing Her Entire Body In Black

A London-based tattoo artist Belle Atrix is being criticized online after deciding to cover her body with Blackwork tattoos.

Belle has been documenting and sharing her controversial tattoo journey on Instagram by posting short clips of her tattooing herself in solid black tattoos. People are not happy about it.

While Atrix sees creating her own body art as a kind of “therapy”, her followers have many opinions. Some are encouraging her choice and saying that it’s “gorgeous”, “fantastic” and an “inspiration”. Others are on the complete opposite side however – “You need to be treated. Sick mind,” “Not saying this is racist cause it’s not but if she goes anywhere near her face it will be” wrote Instagram users. “Some people do it for different reasons, I’ve heard pain over aesthetic being one of them, but everytime I see it i still think how is this not akin to blackface, damn these people want to be black so bad!” wrote a user called jayvoops.

It is clear that some people find it offensive, but “Blackwork” style tattoos have been liked and inked on people for ages, so it’s hard to tell why this time it was too much for so many people. What do you think?

More info: Instagram

Some people took issue with Belle Atrix’s tattoos

While others saw nothing bad about them

32Kviews

Share on Facebook
You May Like
Popular on Bored Panda
Hey pandas, what do you think?
Nancy E
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't think it's very attractive, but, each individual makes their own choices, some well reasoned. Some not. To me , racism is an ugly attitude toward races not your own , not, how you decorate your body.

Stille20
Community Member
4 years ago

I think you can be racist toward you're own race, but she isn't making a racial statement. It doesn't sound like she is trying to change her race or hate on being white.

Load More Replies...
Lin Larsson
Community Member
4 years ago

Isn't this like, her own business? Why are people so judgemental about other people's lives but lose it when you judge theirs? How does it affect you if she inks her whole body black? And more importantly, how is this even racist? People who shout racism on every little thing are often racists themselves.

Cindy Campbell
Community Member
4 years ago

I did a quick google search and yeah, the racist hate stuff is out there. Some people are comparing it to blackface. Personally, I think that's stretching a bit, but people'll find anything to hate on these days.

Load More Replies...
KK
Community Member
4 years ago

"Accused Of Racism" - by whom? A single troll? A group of people? I find that clickbaity headlines like these promote strawman arguments against people who try to fight the real issues of racism.

Load More Comments
Nancy E
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't think it's very attractive, but, each individual makes their own choices, some well reasoned. Some not. To me , racism is an ugly attitude toward races not your own , not, how you decorate your body.

Stille20
Community Member
4 years ago

I think you can be racist toward you're own race, but she isn't making a racial statement. It doesn't sound like she is trying to change her race or hate on being white.

Load More Replies...
Lin Larsson
Community Member
4 years ago

Isn't this like, her own business? Why are people so judgemental about other people's lives but lose it when you judge theirs? How does it affect you if she inks her whole body black? And more importantly, how is this even racist? People who shout racism on every little thing are often racists themselves.

Cindy Campbell
Community Member
4 years ago

I did a quick google search and yeah, the racist hate stuff is out there. Some people are comparing it to blackface. Personally, I think that's stretching a bit, but people'll find anything to hate on these days.

Load More Replies...
KK
Community Member
4 years ago

"Accused Of Racism" - by whom? A single troll? A group of people? I find that clickbaity headlines like these promote strawman arguments against people who try to fight the real issues of racism.

Load More Comments
Popular on Bored Panda
Popular on Bored Panda
User Submissions
Also on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda