COM150 WEEK 9 final paper Tattoo's things to know

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Running head: TATTOO'S: THING TO KNOW 1 Tattoo's: Thing to know Kelli Lorenc COM/150 March 27, 2011 Nanda Tewari
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TATTOO'S: THING TO KNOW 2 Tattoo's: Thing to know Tattoos are as diverse as the individuals wearing them; they date back thousands of years, and have an amazing history. When thinking about receiving a tattoo there are questions that one must find answers to; for example how to pick the right artist, tattoo, and tattoo shop; How to determine the appropriate size and price. One should also look into the removal process. Although there are many myths and misconceptions about tattoos; many people receive tattoos to express themselves. Throughout history people have marked their bodies with tattoos, some are elaborate, some are just plain, and regardless they have been a personal statement. These statements could be “served as amulets, status symbols, declarations of love, signs of religious beliefs, adornments and even forms of punishments” (Lineberry). For examples, women in ancient Egypt would receive tattoos around their stomachs hips and breasts as a symbolic amulet of the trials and difficulties they endured during pregnancy and labor. The older women in this community designed the tattoos these women received. The women would receive these tattoos by the age of five or six; the tattoos were mainly large dots in patterns of lines or diamonds (Lineberry). Many Samoan tribes used tattoos to define rank and title throughout their tribes and when a boy reached man hood he received a tattoo. In ancient Asia young girls would receive tattoos when they were old enough to be married off. Not all statements made with tattoos throughout history were positive ones or even wanted. For example in Ancient Greece criminals and slaves received tattoos with specific symbols to represent what he or she was and who owned them. During the holocaust everyone who survived the gas chambers at Auschwitz Concentration camp received serial numbers and
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TATTOO'S: THING TO KNOW 3 they were forced to have these numbers tattooed on his or her forearms (2006-2009). Tattoos whether they are positive or negative symbols are a personal statement about their heritage, difficulties, or hardships they have faced. “Often the decision to get a tattoo is driven by the desire to express something about you to the world.” (2009). Some people get tattoos that express the love they have for someone, an ideology, a belief or personality trait; a tattoo should be personal, meaningful, and it should relate to an individual’s sense of style. One of the most important rules to remember is that just
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