Indeed. Money is fungible. SNAP cards are not.
SNAP cards are money. Obviously.
Who’s to say where funds for tattoos comes from? (Plus, the costs of tattoos are quite variable based on where and who the artist is.)
Besides the point. The POINT is that when people see a person using a SNAP card carting luxury items, it tends to annoy them, as it is evidence (not proof, but evidence) that the luxury item acquisition was enabled in part by public assistance.
As has been pointed out, they (like a handbag) may have been purchased before becoming eligible for PA.
That’s really not relevant to the point being made.
You just don’t know and, if you understand the dynamics of public assistance, passing judgement is malapropos.
We’re discussing human nature here. There are a lot of aspects to human nature that neither you nor I like. This is one of them.