What it's like being a body purist


Hey, everybody!

It's everyone's favourite egalitarian psychologist! One thing, a lot of you don't know is that I'm a body purist. Don't know what that is? That's because not many people do! Allow me to explain.

A body purist is someone who believes the human body should be untainted/unmodified. As such I believe that tattoos, piercings, and plastic surgery "taint" the body and make it un-pure. Though I don't personally demonise people who do get tattoos, piercings, etc but I don't take part in it personally, and I don't agree with it.

What it's like being a body purist

So here's what my day looks like.

I wake up, go to my volunteer work, the person I volunteer for has multiple tattoos. It makes me sick to my stomach. His younger sister comes into the shop, she has multiple piercings and multiple tattoos. It actually makes me upset. I don't believe children should be allowed to do such things to their body, ever. But I don't comment out of respect.

It's a weird phobia to have. I'm just disgusted by piercings and tattoos. I've always been that way. I don't know why. I've learned how to keep quiet about it because apparently, people are very defensive about their tattoos and other body modifications. That's something I had to learn very quickly.

The only reason I share this little tidbit of information is to give you more insight into who I am and to maybe point out to other people with this particular issue that they aren't alone.


Thanks for reading!



What it's like being a body purist
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