Banned from facebook :)
Hi everyone we posted a pic of this really sexy rose tattoo by Trevor and someone reported it as offensive. As a result facebook removed the image, citing it as offensive. The post actually got 350 likes and over 50 shares. I guess not everyone was offended by it and actually appreciated the sexiness of it. I know the guys did. I suppose once you enter the realm of facebook you are forced to follow their laws and standards, which is fine when it comes to violence and bullying. One must understand that facebook is not in a position to police every image that’s uploaded, so they depend on the users to report the offenses. And report they do. I personally find that if you do not like tattoos, body art and sexy images then you should not like any of those pages. But with the newsfeed you can see a ‘friend’ who likes the image and thus pass your judgement from that angle. I say if you are offended by it you don’t have to view it.
One must ask what is offensive? Is the naked body really offensive? Is showing only a section of the body an offense? If so, which section? Is the piece of art offensive? The image in question showed the tattoo in an area near to the vagina. Some time ago we posted another pic of a girl’s naked back for a photo shoot we did and that was ok. Both images can be considered sensual and sexy. Well I guess once the conservative zealots get together everything is considered vile and offensive (see images below and judge for yourself) I will make the point that some images we do not post because of taste issues rather than the fear of offending people. Some things are better left private. As a company we decide what is posted which is our right.
Sadly these questions won’t be answered here or in the near future. Television and movies have battled these questions and standards for years. Blood and gore have been considered accepted and nudity and sex as taboo. One can recall the infamous Janet Jackson nipple incident from the super bowl.
So if you are interested in getting a sensual tattoo then don’t let the judgement of others stop you. If one thing in life is certain, the religious folk will always be around to judge us all.