we had to use food stamps for a while, after money became extremely tight. the recession had a huge impact on the tattoo industry. no one had money for tattoos, and piercings, so my husband and i were just barely making ends meet. they ran out months ago, and we haven't applied again because we no longer needed them. however, this is what irritates me. when i went to apply, i was shocked at what i saw in the parking lot, and inside the office. there are people driving cadillac's and beemer's, wearing desinger threads, and carrying louis vuitton/ gucci/prada purses. their kids are in designer clothing, too! i'm mean high dollar stuff. the crap celebs probably dress their kids in. i sat down next to a woman who was holding what had to be a $2000 purse, and her 3 year old daughter had diamond stud earrings. we left about the same time, and she climbed into a brand new lexus. i'm thinking, "how the hell do you get away with this? there's no way you need food stamps!" then i hit me, they have got to be selling dope on the side, and because they don't make enough money on paper, they collect welfare, food stamps, medicaid, and wic!