I would like to inform the class about the history, development and effect of tattoos on society. As well as…
Understanding the tattoo’s origin, purpose and
safety measures that will help students make an
informed and healthy decision about their own possible tattoos.
ATTENTION GETTER: Catherine Grognard once said, “The tattoo[ed
body] is a unique object- a naïve and provocative moving fresco.”
Take a moment to consider what it means to you, to have the opportunity
to be living art, to be living art permanently. Would you jump at chance or
NEED: In 2002 one in every eight Americans had a tattoo. According to
the American Society of Dermatological Surgery half of those people in
from 2002 with tattoos will eventually want theirs removed.
CREDIBILITY: I can discuss this information with you because I have
researched body art extensively and can speak from experience.
PREVIEW SENTENCE: In order to increase your knowledge of tattoos,
so some you know will be less likely to regret their possible
tattoos. I’m going to focus on the following areas:
2. Popular reasons to get a
3. What to look for in an artist and
(TRANSITION: In the first portion of my speech, we will examine the history of the tattoo)
History, according to Nicholas Thomas in “Tattoo: Bodies Art and
Exchange in the Pacific and the West”
The accepted belief is the tattoo originated with the people
it the pacific islands.
The Tahitian word for strike of mark is “tatau” comes from
the sound of tapping ink into the skin.
Tattoos were accepted among the pacific islanders often
times showed social status in community. -Played
important role in...
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