Tattoo’s on teenagers
Tattoos on the nation’s youth can have a variety of meanings. Many of these teens and young adults view tattooing as self expression, art and freedom. On the darker side of tattooing is the pure rebellious attitude that some teens feel they acquireafter receiving the permanent mark. Although many adults do not understand the motives behind the sometimes pain full task. These days tattooing is becoming more and more popular.
In the article “Teenagers and tattoos” Andres Martin discloses the different opinions of teens and adults. Martin explains in detail just how tattoos can become a memorial for a lost loved one, or a dedication to group of friends. Then there are the countless names and dates teens have inscribed on their bodies. Those have infinite meanings and may hold significance in one’s life.
Now the first gripe most parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles have against tattoos on teens. Has to be the fact that once etched into the body it cannot be removed. Then they go on to reveal the regret issue that everyone hears about. First thing you always hear is “your going to regret that thing” or something to that nature. Some adults go as far as believing that teenagers want to self mutilate and harm their bodies. This is the never ending argument that makes the issue controversial.
Andres Martin has an interview I this article with a thirteen year old boy. Who has a tattoo and describes how he wants to turn the tattoo into a tribute for his deceased father. A lot of peopleuse tattoos to make a memorial for a loved one or to commemorate an accomplishment that holds great value in one’s life.
The thirteen year old boy talked about on p. 26 describes the pieceof art for his father as : “A menacing figure held a hand of cards: two aces, two eights, and a card with two sets of dates. Is father had belonged to Dead man’s hand, a motorcycle gang named after a set of cards that legendary Wild Bill Hitchcock had held in the...