A few weeks ago, Miss Kansas paid us a visit on the Steve & Ted Show. As you would expect, Theresa Vail is a beautiful young woman with an out-going personality. Those qualities are essential if one is to compete for the Miss America crown. Vail is also the daughter of an Army man and a sergeant in the National Guard.
When she got to Atlantic City to compete in the pageant the media found out about her tattoos. From that time on, Miss Kansas was the focus of a media firestorm.
It appears people have strong feelings about tattoos. The younger generation seems to embrace permanent body art, which may someday need the skills of a dermatologist to make a change.
Some Americans see tats as strictly for military veterans, bikers, and prison inmates; but definitely not for a Miss Kansas … or any other respectable young person.
For me, the idea of intentionally putting some permanent sentiment or symbol on my body is ridiculous. The sun has already blessed me with some interesting marks, which haven’t been much fun.
Our thought for today is from Oscar Wilde:
“To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.”