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Visible tattoos acceptable?

Vancouver, Canada
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Visible tattoos acceptable?

It just occurred to me they might not be. Would love to have some feedback from all you helpful folks!

The dresses and many tops I am bringing will leave some of my tattoos exposed, and I thought I might as well get a sense of how acceptable that is in Paris. I would never think twice about my tattoos at home no matter where I go, so that won't change in Paris but if people are going to stare I think I'd like to know. My shoulder is capped halfway to my elbow and across the top of my back (1 night calls for a strapless dress) :)

Thanks so much in advance!

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1. Re: Visible tattoos acceptable?

No one will care. Complete non-issue. I've got plenty of French friends with tatoos, some of them from their bald heads down to their waists.

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2. Re: Visible tattoos acceptable?

Well I should warn you that French_Mystique is a biker.

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3. Re: Visible tattoos acceptable?

He is a cyclist.....

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4. Re: Visible tattoos acceptable?

You'll be beautiful - no worries.

Vancouver, Canada
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5. Re: Visible tattoos acceptable?

Yay! Happy to hear. Thanks so much!

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6. Re: Visible tattoos acceptable?

We are the only people without visible tattoos in the restaurants we choose. Chefs, waiters, soms, all decorated. We go for the food and wine! They don't discriminate against us.

Vancouver, Canada
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7. Re: Visible tattoos acceptable?

Coo coo le biscuit - merci! ;)

Vancouver, Canada
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8. Re: Visible tattoos acceptable?

MPilgrim-awesome! That makes me feel better. Thanks so much and glad to know the uninked are treated well ;)

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9. Re: Visible tattoos acceptable?

Let us know if you pick up some new ink in Paris - would be a great trip report.

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10. Re: Visible tattoos acceptable?

Catherine Deneuve has visible tattoos.

There is a huge tattoo convention at la Villette this weekend.

Edited: 08 March 2014, 06:18