Ask Gloria

Real Housewife of New York City Jill Zarin's mother, Gloria, responds to reader comments and questions.

Aug 4, 2009


Firrst of  all....You should be a housewife!

I'm wanting a  new tattoo and I'm afraid of my stupid parents. My Dad and my sister are just  kind of strict. My sister more than my father. My mother passed when I was 8  so she kind of took over. I'm 24 years old but I'm worried about what they'll  think. Still concerned about their approval. Is it time to grow up, grab my  balls and just do it? Or is the "respect" I have for them supposed to follow  me indefinatley?

Joey c. in El Paso


Hi, Thanks for writing. First of all, I agree with Dad. Tattooing is both dangerous and most of the time quite gross. It is an impractical thing to do, so give it a lot more thought.  I think you are angry and depressed. I understand that you are having a hard time living with dad and sis, but that is because you cannot afford a place of your own. Get a job, go to school. Become proactive in your life. There are many times in our lives when we wish we could do things differently, etc.  You are young and strong.  You can do anything you set your mind on.  Go to it!