– The chest is definitely not a fun area. – No, it’s not fun. I can feel it vibrating in my lungs. (upbeat music) – So, I hate my thighs. I have had appetite issues that stem from being diagnosed
with clinical depression. – I’ve always felt kind of
self-conscious about my arms. I have very strong Italian genes that have blessed me
with incredibly pale skin and very dark, thick hair everywhere. – As a queer, trans, non-binary person, I draw a lot of attention in the streets. I’ll have my chest out,
I’ll have chest hair out, and for a lot of people that
makes them uncomfortable. – When I got to college, I started binge eating out of boredom. I gained a lot of weight. For some reason, after I
came back from study abroad my appetite disappeared. – My arms just always
looked kind of manly. I make Nifty videos, which
means my hands and my arms are at the forefront of
every video that I make. A lot of the comments that I
get are making fun or my arms, telling my I should shave
the hair on my arms. – In my experience as a Chinese American, I kind of feel pressure
to have thin physique. In China, random acquaintances
will come up to me and be like, ‘your face is so so round.’ – I wear a lot of loose clothing,
low-cut dresses and tops. – My thighs, which I’ve always
been super insecure about, are actually the thinnest
they’ve ever been. I wanna feel happy about it, but it’s disappointment in myself for not treating my body well enough. – I wanted to have something
that makes sure that no one A, fucks with me, and B, that
decorates my outside persona. – This is my first tattoo, and
the fact that I’m getting it on a body part that I’m insecure
about is super important. – I’m so excited! (chilling music) – Hi, my name is Ying
and I’m a tattoo artist. I’ve been tattooing for five years. I feel like tattoos can
br really transformative, make them feel better about themselves. If they have any insecurities
about their bodies, you can always put a piece of art on there and, you know, make them feel better. So, tell me about this tattoo. – I love Disney and Peter Pan. It’s one of my favorite movies. Tinkerbell was kind of
who I related to the most because she’s magical
and a little bit sassy. – So, I really wanna get
a Buffy the Vampire Slayer related tattoo.
– Okay. – I really wanna get her stake. There’s a specific stake that I want. It’s call Mr. Pointy. It’s the stake that she
uses in the earlier seasons. It was given to her by another slayer. – So, the tattoo I chose is inspired by Tōyō Miyatake’s photograph. It’s a pair of pliers in
front of a barbed wire fence at the Japanese internment camps. – And where is this going? – On the outer part of my left thigh. – So, I want to get it on my left arm, either here or right here on the inside. – We’re putting it on my chest. – So… – Oh my gosh. I wanted to also incorporate something that represents my
Chinese American heritage. I want my Chinese name as the stars. – So, the design I drew up, I feel like it will look better
on the inside of your arm. – (gasps) That is so cool. – You like it?
– Wait, that’s so pretty. I love that so much.
– Yay. – Oh, that’s dope. Cute.
– It’s coming out the front. – [Oscar] Dope, dope, dope. I love that, that’s really dope. – This woman is a superstar. – So, are you ready to get tattooed? – Yeah, let’s do it.
– Cool. (hip hop music) – You ready?
– Yes. I chose Tinkerbell
because she just doesn’t take anyone else’s bullshit. That’s the sort of attitude I want when it comes to owning my body. – [Steph] I’m a huge Buffy fan. I’ve always wanted to get this. I think it’s a great symbol of strength and girl power and independence. – [Oscar] I do immigrant
rights organizing. The tattoo that I’m gonna
get is a chain link fence with a fist running
through it, holding a rose. – [Sarah] I love that my
Chinese name was bigger and I love the little splashes of color. – [Steph] I really want the stake to be surrounded my flowers, a feminine aspect so it’s not just a twig. – [Oscar] The idea for the rose is we’ve clearly noticed that some people are afforded their
humanity and some are not. It’s an indication of the
beauty and the resilience of existence as resistance. – [Sarah] The pain was
actually more manageable than I thought it would be. – [Steph] I loved Ying. She was so amazingly talented. – I wasn’t expecting it to hurt that much. There were times when I
was gritting my teeth, but she was cheering me on. – I know it’ll be a permanent reminder that my thighs are beautiful. Oh my gosh. (screams) I like how the colors also
go outside a little bit. – It’s not too much,
but it’s super simple. – Yeah. – (screams) Holy shit, man. Wow, the shading in the stake
and the flowers is so good. This on my arm forever
and I’m so happy about it. – Oh, oh my God, damn! That’s beautiful, wow. That line work is amazing. The super femme fingernail, love that. Yo, Ying, fuck. – It’s been one week since
I got my first tattoo. It still doesn’t feel real. I’ll just admire it and I’m
like, that really happened. It’s a part of my body. – Maybe no one will comment
about my hairy arms anymore and instead they’ll just be
like, ‘your tattoo is so cool.’ – I fuckin’ love it. I feel like I can walk down
the street confidently. – I try to avoid looking at my bare body, especially my thighs, but
because of this tattoo I have something to admire. It makes me feel proud that my thigh was able to be the canvas
for a piece of art. – When I look at my arm, I just see this awesome piece of artwork and I don’t really think
about my insecurities or anything else that I
normally would think of. – Beforehand, it was interesting
to see men look my way and be unsure about their attraction, especially when I’m expressing my gender in a non-conforming way. I’ve been kind of showing
off my tattoo now. I feel empowered and affirmed in the way that I’m expressing
myself through my tattoo. – The tattoo, regardless
of which thigh it’s on or which body part, definitely
serves as a reminder that regardless of what I
put in it or don’t put in it, it’s still beautiful and it’s healthy and I should appreciate it more often. – So, as you may have
noticed, Boldly is now As/Is. – Mhm, but don’t worry. You’ll still get all the
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100 thoughts on “People Get Tattoos On Body Parts They’re Insecure About”

  1. she copies tattoos… the one w the girls face in her hands is coped soooo much and you can’t trust an artist who’s willing to copy a tattoo

  2. The placement of those tattoos is so bad her work is good tho. The stake looks like a magic wand and the Chinese characters look fake

  3. Sorry dude but your tattoo won't change the fact that there's two genders male and female. Either born s a male or female not both. Science and DNA can back up my claims.

  4. I've never heard of shaving my arms? They are hairy but it never bothered anyone in my 20 years of life

  5. I wish Buzzfeed got a different tattooer (I refuse to call this person an artist) to do this video. They’re promoting a tattooer who copies another tattoo artist’s work. Namely Johnny Gloom who is responsible for the original piece of the crying eyes with the manicure hands on the face. After reviewing this tattooer’s Instagram she has also copied another custom piece by Johnny Gloom. Just stop plagiarizing someone else’s work and profiting off of it. Have some modicum of integrity.

  6. Lol get a random tattoo artist willing to speak on camera, don't check anything about "her" work and premote tattoo copying as a thing to raise ones confidence … Good job buzz feed glad to see you make quality content and not ripping people of by stealing their work. And to the tattoo copy machine good for you you got some time in a buzzfeed video I hope you will start coming up with original ideas soon!

  7. This is such a heart warming video, but i really wish this channel did the second of research and not use an artist that copied tattoos. Just the fact this video uses a copied tattoo as a portfolio piece for the artist is really jarring, a channel with 10M should have checked that and considered an artist that does original work and not promote one that steals tattoos. That being said the tattoo's done on the people in this video are beautiful and I'm happy the clients got what they wanted.

  8. Why can't these channels ever get decent tattoo artists? There are so many amazing artists out there who do incredible, ORIGINAL work instead of copying tattoos.

  9. That tattoo artist copied another artists tattoo. The tattoo they show of the woman holding her face and a tear coming down was created by Johnny Gloom. An amazing tattoo artist.

  10. Yes let's indeed condone art theft in the tattoo world in this "nice" video as if there wasn't enough of that crap going on already

  11. I've noticed that the most tattooed people have no muscle tone whatsoever or are either too skinny or chubby. Now it makes sense why. I'm not talking about some bodybuilders and fitness models who get some tattoos here and there just to enhance their physique and match their muscle mass.

  12. I’m insecure about my face so… thank you for this video, great idea, i’ll just get myself face tattoos

  13. A lot of clients copy tattoos. As in, they see a picture online and ask an artist to tattoo it on them. Copying tattoos is a pretty common thing, and the opinions on it vary from artist to artist. Maybe see what Johnny Gloom has to say before going after people in her defense.

  14. So you are saying people get tattoos b/c of some insecurity issues? Like guys that drive big trucks due to some diminutive organ? I didn't know that. But it explain a lot. Nevertheless, get over yourselves. You are not that important that requires everyone's attention.

  15. I have the same about my arms I feel so insecure im sad because I feel like people won’t like me the way I am so I always wear jackets or long sleeve

  16. ok not trying to be rude or anything but can I ask how you can be trans and nonbinary? No hate I'm just very confused…

  17. "As a queer trans non binary person" 100% supportive of that community ffs I'm part of it but excuse me what?

  18. Tattoo artist:
    So what body part are you insecure about
    Me: just give me a full body tattoo already

  19. why do nonbinary peeps always label themselves with a billion words 'AS A QUEER TRANS NON BINARY-' like just say ur nonbinary and go ho

  20. The random green dot on tinkerbell was just stupid Smh but I can't talk because I'm not a tattoo artist but Still like Smh

  21. am I the only one whos confused about the gay guy like hes gay, trans, and nonbinary would that mean that he is only attracted to other people who are nonbinary or am I just way too deep into this?

  22. how can u be non binary and trans at the same time??? if u are non binary than u don't identify as either gender……he's been on Tumblr wayyyy too much bro

  23. I'm a vegan but I seriously want to get a tattoo. And tattoo ink has gelatin which is made with the stuff too nasty to go into hotdogs like bones and hooves and brains from factory farms, ( if you don't believe me please don't argue you have Google at your fingertips so just look it up)

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