This has caused quite a stir in the media! But why?!
This year the dress-code got a bit stricter, but that's the point, the dress-code.
Tattoos aren't an item of clothing or head-wear, so why should ladies with tattoos be in the media with journalists questioning their right to attend the races?!
Here are (some) of the ladies in question:
So what if they have tattoos? You wouldn't judge someone on weight, skin colour, hair style or any other aspect of their physical appearance. So why is it acceptable for tattooed people to be judged? I say 'people' but I actually mean females. There was not a peep in the media about tattooed men being allowed 'to flaunt the dress-code'.
It is an old fashioned and outdated prejudice, tattoos these days aren't only for criminals and sailors. I understand that some people see it as 'chavvy' or 'trailer trash' but that is their problem. Even the Prime Ministers wife has a tattoo, is she a chav? About half of girls in the spotlight have tattoos now - Megan Fox, Tulisa, Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, Rihanna.... the list is endless.
I myself have 6 tattoos and 17 piercings. I plan on getting more tattoos in the near future and I once had a lot more piercings than I do now. I don't care if anyone thinks they are disgusting, it isn't their body. I love them and they are an extension of my personality. I will not regret them and I detest when people say "they will look really bad when you are an old lady". Know what else looks shit when you are old? Everything. So I won't worry myself about that just now.
What do you think of tattoos or body modifications? Please remember to keep your answers respectful.