Tattoos

Topics: Tattoo, Equality, Homosexuality Pages: 2 (591 words) Published: December 1, 2013
Claudia Giffin
Tattoos
Cultural Anthropology
December 1, 2013

Tattooing is an art of expressing person identity. Some people use tattoos in order to show memory, make a statement, or for showing designs they like. Ever since 8th grade, I knew I would be getting a tattoo in the future. Body art and scars have always been very interesting subjects to me as I see them as a way to express yourself and for others to see them, as well. In the near future, I will be getting two tattoos that are both small in size. My first tattoo will be a diamond that is about one inch tall and wide. After many months of deciding where it should go, this tattoo will be placed in the inside of my ankle. I picked this spot because it is a place I will always be able to see, it will be easy to hide with a sock, and it’s a very unique place that not many people have tattoos (I’ve heard it’s because it’s a very painful place to get done, yikes!). My diamond tattoo will be in remembrance of my Grandpa Jim. He died 5 years ago of lung cancer. Hands down, he was the greatest man I knew. His nickname around town and ever since he was in high school was “Big Diamond Jim” and this is why I will be getting a diamond in memory of him. I am proud to have had such an amazing man in my life, and I want him to always be remembered and let his legacy live. I don’t believe my tattoo will affect my social standing, as this tattoo isn’t very noticeable and it’s a simple tattoo that is meaningful. A lot of times, I think people with tattoos are judged because others don’t know why they got certain tattoos or maybe their tattoo symbolizes something that other’s don’t agree with. My next tattoo on the other hand, might affect my social standing a little bit with my friends or family, as they might not have the same belief. I have decided I want a white tattoo of an equal sign to represent my beliefs on equality. This tattoo will be placed somewhere that will allow others can...
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