Tattooed woman

Dear Queenie,

  I have a lot of tattoos that I like a lot. I cover them up when I have to, but not always when I’m out in public and sometimes people comment on them and even tell me they are ugly and that I have ruined myself by having them.

  Queenie, what is a polite way to answer them?—Tattooed woman


Dear Tattooed woman,

  Why try to be polite to someone who is being so rude to you? If you do not want to be rude in return, just say something like “Thank you for your concern.”

  But also feel free to tell them, “I may be ugly for having tattoos, but you are rude for making such a comment about them.”