When I came across this ‘Ask Amy’ question, I was both amused and outraged. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to understand why ppl make such a big deal out of a few square cm of the colored skin on someone else.
Maybe the change has been coming, tho? The Washington Post ran an article about a shift concerning tattoos at work. Sure, it’s been trumpeted before and it was (and probably always will be) countered by articles describing discrimination against tattoos. As always, tho – it’s us, the tattooed ppl, who should do our best to destroy the stereotypes and reach our hands to ppl like the Ask Amy guy to show them that there’s really nothing to be afraid of or be offended by.