Tattoos: What’s the point?

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Ink to paper is thoughtful
Ink to flesh, hard-core.
If Shakespeare were a tattooist
We’d appreciate body art more.
~Carrie Latet

PLEASE NOTE: This blog is STRICTLY opinion based and I have nothing against those with or without tattoos.

How true is that? It seems like everyone has them today. What use to be a sign of sailors, bikers and gangs has spread into everyone else. It’s not just skulls anchors and gang signs anymore, it’s whatever anyone wants. In today’s society, a lot of people frown upon people with tattoos. I’ve heard that they’re gross. I’ve heard they serve no point. I’ve heard they’re covering up a beautiful creation.  All this can be countered, and I’m about to tell you how.

Tattoos are gross: In my opinion this is not exactly true. Yes some tattoos are not attractive. I believe that full body tattoos or tattoos who have nothing to them, things that lack an image are gross. Other people may think that a tattoo of a naked woman or fairy is gross.  However simple things such as flowers or lady bugs are not gross, unless of course you just don’t like bugs.

They serve no purpose: This can also be a lie.  To the wearer it could mean something very important while to someone who sees it, it could just be ink. No one knows whether or not a tattoo has any meaning except the one who is wearing it. For example, the picture above is of a friend of mine. She is a mother to an angel. Her daughter Kenzlee- Rae passed away on April 6, 2010. Her tattoo is of angel wings with Kenzlee’s name and the time of which she blessed this Earth.  It has a purpose, it means something to her.

They’re covering up a piece of art:  Tattoos are art, especially if they are drawn out and original. I don’t understand how someone can appreciate one type of art and not another one. Music, for example is a type of art to ears. It doesn’t matter if it’s played by the band or sung by a choir, it is still an art. Painting is an art, sometimes we don’t see the meaning that the artist has, but it doesn’t mean it is not art. Why are tattoos any different? Because they’re on skin and not a canvas?

Are they bad? That depends. If by bad you mean a sin? Well the Bible does say that your body is a temple for God and that you shouldn’t change it. Tattoos and piercings are in fact changing your body. Now if you’re not worried about the religious part of it and mean harmful the keep reading. Make sure that where you’re going cleans there stuff! You shouldn’t have any problems if you make sure they are using clean stuff.

About Alice

I blow out the candles September 26th. I'm a work in progress. Like everything else in life, I am constantly changing, however I stay rooted to who I am. I'm a photographer, it's one of my greatest passions. Also, I love music. I have an endless playlist in my head that just keeps growing and growing. There is always music in my head or in the background. You will also notice as you read my blogs that I like to introduce bands to the world as I learn about them.

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