Monday night I was sitting in our living room after dinner about to watch tv with DH. His mom was there too. DH was looking at some pictures in our photostream. One of them was a photo he took of a design he is interested in for a tattoo. DH does not have any tattoos at this time. MIL asked what the picture was, and he said that it was a tattoo he was working on. Needless to say, she went on a rant. She started telling him that he is not allowed to get one. That it's a horrible idea, and he'll regret it. She told him to call his father and see what he has to say, because she was sure he wouldn't be pleased. . . . it went on for a few minutes. She ended with "how will you ever be able to tell your son that he can't get one if you have one?"
1. He is 30 years old, not 15
2. We don't have a son, nor am I pregnant with any child for her to be so concerned about
3. I have many tattoos (nearly my entire back and sides are covered) which she is well aware of as she has seen me in a bathing suit.
All DH husband responded to was the son comment, saying that he didn't very well think he could tell any future child of his that they couldn't get one (as an adult) as it would be my child too.
I didn't say anything, because she's not my mom. . . . but I was very annoyed at how she acted. After she left I told DH that I thought her comments were very rude and hurtful towards me. He said that she wasn't talking about me, and it doesn't matter anyway because he loves all of me including my ink, and what she likes doesn't matter. I was still annoyed with her. (although, in all fairness I was already annoyed at her because she spent half of dinner asking DH exactly how much he'll be making at a new job he got, which is none of her damn business)
What would you have done? Would you have said anything to her?