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Tattoos for Different Generations

People of different generations have different views about tattoos. Chinese parents’ generation disapprove of their children getting tattoos, which represent a fashion for contemporary teenagers. Tattoos have become a part of pop culture, since the first decade of the 21st century there have been different kinds of designs. According to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology in June 26, there were 36% of Americans at 18 to 29 years old had a tattoo. [1] Why are the Chinese parents against their children getting a tattoo? How far we will be willing to get an agreement to accept tattoos? Even though my mom disagreed with me in getting a tattoo, I tried to persuade her again and again. I decided to get a tattoo because I wanted to memorialize my dead father significantly, express how much the love of art for me and tattoos can be a method to let off their unhappiness.

Due to the difference of morality between generations, Chinese parents’ generation are always disagrees with getting tattoos. Tattoos are considered to be bad things in morality for my mother; however, it can memorialize something significantly and permanently for me. My father died when I was 18 years old, and I would not have my father back. My father couldn’t come back anymore, and he couldn’t encourage me when I was unhappy. I decided to get a tattoo of the sun to commemorate my father. I talked to my mother about the significance of the sun tattoo that was a memory of my father. I would feel like my father encourages me permanently. My mother started to change her attitude of tattoos after I told her the meaning of having tattoo. For instance, my friends Rachel and Jessie got a tattoo after they graduated from high school for reminding them of their friendship. Their parents understood that the...

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