I acutally met Summer here a long ways back. We sat down and chatted about knuckle tattoos and how society treats heavily tattooed people. Our conversation made me think a lot about this project and how it was originally about the tattoos. Now I am much more interested in the people and the stories of how they decided on getting the knuckle tattoos and what the tattoos mean to them.
So, enough about me, this is what Summer has to say about why she got FAUX PAUX:
faux pas: [foh pahz; Fr. foh pah] a slip or blunder in etiquette, manners, or conduct; an embarrassing social blunder or indiscretion.
i decided to get my knuckle tattoos after the corporate world does what they do best: fuck you. my knuckles are my reminder that i never want to be some suit and ties fucking gopher ever again. being that im a woman, and an androgenous one at that, people look at me and automatically pigeonhole me as some gay tattooed gutter loser who cant spell. little do they know, i probably make just as much money as they do without selling my soul, and i maintain my personal moral ethic. so, i decided to just mispell it out for people who look at me and assume they know. if you dont want to do business with me because im a woman with knuckle tattoos, then fuck you. there’s enough tattooed freaks out there who cant spell to do business with.