Things I Don't Love

Thursday, May 23, 2013

It's Thursday, which means it 's time for another week of Things I Don't Love!

Here's how it works:
Write up your own Things I {don't} Love post and link it up here. You can write about anything and everything. It can be about one thing or ten things, and you can choose to include pictures or whatever you'd like. It's completely up to you! Just tell me what you're not loving right now. Please make sure to grab a button or link back to my blog in some way, then hop around the link ups and check out some other blogs. Linky parties are a great way to meet new people and find some fun new blogs to follow, so have fun and be social. I always read and try to comment on every single link up!

People who confuse "inspiration" with a blatant rip off. Yesterday I saw my friend Ashley mention something about her tattoo being copied by someone on Instagram and it really annoyed me. Probably because I've had plenty of my tattoos copied too. It's the price you pay for having your stuff online, but where does inspiration end and ripping off begin?

 Here's Ashley's tattoo:

Then she saw this:
Really? Same tattoo? Same placement? Even the same pose for the camera? And then admitting to the person (via social media) that you saw it on her first & wanted it? That my friend, is a blatant rip off.

I totally understand seeing a tattoo, loving the idea, putting your own twist on it, and ending up with something similar yet still unique. Do not, I repeat, do not straight up copy someone unless you're going to improve on the original.

Also, just an FYI: if you are ever "inspired" by one of my tattoos and decide to get matching ones, please don't tweet me about it! I probably won't be stoked on it.

Now it's your turn.

Link up your own Things I Don't Love post below.
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Lulu & Sweet Pea


  1. My tattoos aren't the most original, but I would NEVER purposely go out and copy someone's idea and then take to social media to copy the original post. Wow. That's kind of ballsy. Aren't tattoos supposed to be about your own personal identity and expression, not ripping off other people's art?

  2. First I want to say, I know what it is like to have someone jack a tattoo idea. I have seen many people jack some of my tattoos because they like them. It pisses me off because mine are done for a reason but there is little I can do about it.

    With that being said, I decided to take part in Things I don't love:

    Is my entry :)

  3. It seems like Ashley is copying gwen stefani


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