LADBible Kate Bullen – or Kate Alice as she’s known – posted the photo on social media, saying: “Got a suicide awareness and vegan tattoo today, love em”. As you’d probably imagine, the internet was pretty quick to slam her. Many fired out negative comments in disbelief, calling her a ‘freak’ or questioning why she’d decided to get the tattoo on her face. But despite the backlash she’s been getting from the ever-opinionated world wide web, Kate regrets nothing and stands by her decision. “I chose to get this tattoo as I’m incredibly passionate about veganism and know I’ll be vegan for life,” Kate told LADbible. In a Facebook post, McCrea said: “Who is anyone to take the piss out of what someone chooses to eat, never mind their reasons or what they do to show they’re proud of it.”So %&$ing what if someone wants to get a vegan tattoo on their face.”McCrea also says that she’s got a lot of respect for Kate for being so unashamedly passionate about something – an opinion shared by some others on social media. McCrea said: “Although I am not vegan and will most likely never be one, I really respect her for fighting for what she believes in and being proud to show it off, and doing so without once pushing/trying to ‘convert me’ the way everyone seems to think all vegans do.” “Of course the tattoo on my face received quite a lot of negative reactions because people seem to get upset when they see the word ‘vegan’. “I believe this upset comes from a feeling of defensiveness because I encourage them to think about the consequences of their actions.”Also I’ve had a lot of comments saying I’m unemployable which doesn’t matter to me since I’ve been self-employed since I was 18 and it’s easy to cover with make up and a fringe.
So what we got here is a girl who is so in control of her veganism and so in control about how she’s against eating meat that the only logical way to keep her quest for spreading the word of animal suffrage going was to get the word Vegan tattooed on her face for life. Seems like that’s the gist of this case. Okay that’s fine and all. Who am I to tell you to not get the word Vegan inked on your face? I’m nobody. But since I’m nobody don’t get confused/perplexed/surprised when you get the word Vegan tattooed on your face and myself and others believe that you made a mistake.
Also I’ve had a lot of comments saying I’m unemployable which doesn’t matter to me since I’ve been self-employed since I was 18 and it’s easy to cover with make up and a fringe.
Why would you ever want to cover it up? You got it there for a reason and that was to show everyone just how passionate you are about the cause. Seems a good reason to leave it exposed each and every time you walk outside regardless of whoever you’re meeting.
This line as well gives me pause to wonder
I chose to get this tattoo as I’m incredibly passionate about veganism and know I’ll be vegan for life
I’m a man who believes that it’s not the best idea to make sweeping proclamations about the future. Who knows what you’ll be into in 20 years? Getting the word Vegan tattooed on your face and then saying you will be a vegan for life is really setting yourself up for a major backslide when you eventually breakdown and rush to the Burger King drive thru. Look at it this way, I bet if you asked your 10 year old self if you would ever think about getting a diet style choice tattooed on your face that your 10 year old self would say “cool, time travel is real, and no I would never do that.”
This whole Vegan face tattoo situation screams of a person who was nearly about to have a Lisa Simpson type meltdown. This girl was surrounded by people eating meat and she was going to cave so she decided to get the word vegan tattooed on her face so that she can’t have meat because if she did it would make the tattoo of the word vegan on her face meaningless. Like a guy whose back is up against the wall in a failing relationship and then out of no where asks the girl to marry him. That’s the sense I get here. Again, I’ll never get in the way of a person who wants to live their life the way they want, as long as they aren’t hurting themselves or others. I just think there were other ways to go about expressing your passion then getting the word vegan tattooed on your face for life. Who knows, maybe I’m way off. I’m not a vegan.