What Next? Divorce Tattoos!

BarristerOf course I know that tattoos are no longer the bailiwick of bikers, criminals, and the armed forces, but honestly, I had no idea that divorce tattoos were the new “thing”.

How would I know…as a fifty-something divorce lawyer, that twenty-something divorcees have taken to celebrate their “freedom” with ink? Apparently, this is a new phenomenon heralded by the astute blogger of the website “Trash the Dress”.

So what does the newly divorced gal have etched on her arm, tummy, or ankle. Take your pick from the most popular:

“A Certain Darkness is Needed to See the Stars”

“I Climbed the Tree to See the World”

“No Regrets”

“Never a Victim, Forever a Fighter”

“You are what you love, not who loves you”

“Let Your Past Make You Better, Not Bitter”

“Never Look Back”

“Take These Broken Wings and Learn to Fly”

“And Though She is Little, She is Fierce”

After all, in a 2013 poll Pew Research discovered that 14% of Americans have a tattoo…that’s 45 million people. Why? Because it’s sexy and rebellious, they say.

Forget law as a career, head to tattoo school!

Lawdiva aka Georgialee Lang

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3 thoughts on “What Next? Divorce Tattoos!

  1. From the early days in 1769, Captain Cook, who first noted tattoos on natives, the growth of body art has become more popular in North America. Tattoos have always been a vehicle to express oneself. I surmise that North American and particularly American female divorcees are now comfortable enough to advertise their failed marriage. Unusual as most folks seem to prefer celebrating their successes. Oh well… what’s another failure???

  2. Hello,

    I need to connect with you!
    Can we chat? I work with a group of award winning film makers. We are doing a CBC doc. I like your blog. I’d like to tell you more about this project.

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