Ok, so I have rather extensive tattoos on both my arms, pretty much complete half sleeves. Now my parents know about my one on my right shoulder, I got it 2 years ago, and to be honest they really did take it quite well. Of course they don't LOVE it but I guess they just thought there is nothing they can do about it. I promised them I would never get another one...
But, since that tattoo, i have my geisha down my left arm and continued my one on my right shoulder down to my elbow into a complete half sleeve. I wasnt too worried about having to break this to them as I had no plans to go home any time soon, and even if I did, Ive never had any trouble covering them up for a couple of days so they dont see. But we are going on a family holiday this summer (in 3 weeks actually), and I'm not going to get away with wearing long sleeves in the hot weather! Which means, I have to break it to them soon.. Of course, it is my life etc etc...and I know they're not going to dis-own me or anything. My main worry about telling them is that they still pay my rent for me as im still at uni. They give me money for food etc. But I have a job teaching violin and it's really well paid. I have NEVER spent the money my parents give me on tattoos. But I'm not sure they are going to see it that way.
Any advice on how to break this to them gently...?