Painted Ladies: On Tats And TrashinessKaty Kelleher4/07/10 11:00amFiled to: Body PoliticTattoosInkBody artBody ModificationWomen with tattoosMichelle McGeetrash talkGirl tattoosGettypicTop1.5K2EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkI think it's probably time we sat down and had a little talk about tattoos: the good, the trashy and the hardcore.The discussion of Michelle McGee brought out a surprising number of tattoo-critics — so many, in fact, that one reader wrote in requesting a tattoo-positive post. She expressed her surprise at how many people seemed repulsed not merely by McGee's white power tattoos, but also her decision to be so heavily-inked in the first place. It seems that her "trashiness" — the baggage of being a mistress? — was only compounded by the body art. We've touched on this issue before but judging by our inbox, the problem of the tattooed woman is something not so easily solved.