I was shocked to discover that my instagram page @Y4SHK4 have being deactivated for alleged nudity. It was a milestone for me and a lot to process in my mind. Since I am a simple person and very easy to get affected by little details for me it is difficult to handle this kind of situation because it does arise a lot of questions left without answers.
How to sort types of works? Those wich should be treated like sensitive material and those supposed to be suitable for all audiences? I am not qualified for this kind of task and above all it sounds vain to me, living in a world where rules are changing everydays…
I know that many of us got betrailed by our own laziness because instagram was for a time very convenient to deliver quickly and very effectively a task wich became some kind of pointless game. But what a big mistake to generate a content from a social media wich could be so unpredictable… two month ago it was totally okay to post my pictures and all in a sudden I was treated like an irresponsable and perverted hedonist while my content didn’t change at all. I am sharing those feelings because I know that I am not the only one in this situation. In fact we are many.
If I have haters then very good, but maybe they should keep in mind (especially those working in the same field) how hard it is to make an HONEST living out of tattooing and maybe respect that a little bit more. I know we are not all collectioning karma points here and I am not dreaming of a perfect world but I also believe that there is room for everyone. Also despite what occured to me I try to continue to respect every tattooist, even those giving me a hard time to do so. What we are trying to achieve is hard, so please, don’t make it harder.
My response to this is to publish mainly from my website and share very sometimes on other social media. Of course it will affect the visibility of my work on the internet but honestly I don’t care much. After all what is really interesting on having your work squizzed between foodporns, selfies and vacation pictures… not mentioning the many commercials polluting the flow of informations delivered agressively to you every days, every hours, every minutes?
Namaste bitches! :)