Vu Ngoc Tan (24 years old, Vinh Phuc) is the owner of 2 famous tattoo parlors in Ho Chi Minh City. With a stylish appearance and full body tattoos, every time he goes out, this guy has encountered many scrutiny and discrimination from others. Ngoc Tan recounted how many times he stopped at a red light intersection, the same number of times people looked at him like… an alien. At that time, everyone expressed fear, alert and defensive as if they thought he was a bad guy, a robber.
It's not just Ngoc Tan, many people have been and are victims of "looking at their faces" and guessing other people's personalities just by their appearance.
Another famous tattooist is Le Van (26 years old, Hanoi), who used to make many tattoos for singers and actors, also facing the same situation. Le Van said that he was haunted by the fact that he once entered the restaurant, because he wore a short-sleeved shirt to reveal his tattoos, so many customers in the restaurant rushed to charge and leave. "It's because they see themselves tattooed on their body, so they are afraid. But is it possible that everyone who tattoo clothing has tattoos is a bad person?", Le Van lamented.
Sad stories about being shunned by people, feeling scared like that happened constantly, made Le Van think about removing the tattoo. But then he thought "I don't do anything immoral, I don't break the law, I'm not a bad person, why should I remove the tattoos".
A famous MC, hosting many television programs for young people, recalls the first days of her career with sad eyes. “When I participated in the pre-qualification, most of the producers refused, even though I have good manners, humor, eloquence, and attractive way of talking. They kicked me out and said no to me just because I had many tattoos on my body," this MC said.
The reason why MC is loved by young people because of this intelligence and humor, suggested not to write his name clearly because he was afraid of people's long-standing prejudices against those who have tattoos. "I'm worried when I know I have a tattoo, people instead of focusing on my expertise continue to criticize and think unfairly about me," he said.
Tattoos don't make people
Tran Bao Bao, the leader of the famous BB&BG comedy group and especially loved by young people, is no exception, having encountered many troubles with tattoos on his body. However, Bao Bao believes that "the robe does not make a monk", and that the tattoo does not make a person, it is just a memory or an imprint associated with the tattooer himself. Through tattoos, it is impossible to judge whether a person is good or bad.
All kinds of prejudices - Part 3: Tattoos must be a bad thing?!
Bao Bao also reminds those who have been and are affected by false prejudices, that they should not be imposed on their lives by others. Everyone has the right to live and decide their own life.
In fact, many people have been wronged because of tattooing. As in the case of Vu Ngoc Tan, in stark contrast to his dusty appearance and personality, this guy is commented by his friends as "gentle as a dough", spending time with his family, especially when he has free time. I love my wife and I love my children.
And it's not like many people's guesses: "this guy must be spoiled, very playful", "probably something that won't do anything", "this thing is definitely a thief"..., Ngoc Tan takes care of business, always pays viking jersey attention to daily work, has an income of hundreds of millions of dong per month.
PSG-Dr. Huynh Van Son, Vice President of the Association of Educational Psychology of Vietnam, said that in order to evaluate people, it is necessary to rely on how that person performs. Not only their form but deeper than their words, actions and behavior as well as deeds. More specifically, it is their cultural and ethical actions parallel with genuine ability. All of that is based on a process, not an hour, a day affair.