Monday, 29 February 2016
Self-absorbed, low-esteem people love tattoos
For sociologist David Le Breton, author of "Signs of Identity: Tattoos, Piercings and Other Body Markings", the need to alter their appearance is a "a way of saying, 'It's my body and I can do what I like with it.'
"For teenagers it is a way of taking back their bodies that they don't believe they were responsible for creating.
In the United States, according to a Harris Poll study in 2012, one adult in five now has at least one tattoo, and while there is no federal law regulating tattoos or other body art or modifications, most of the 50 states allow tattoos for minors provided they have parental consent.
In Europe, some 100 million residents have tattoos, or 10 to 20 percent of the adult population, according to figures cited in the publication "Tattooed Skin and Health", which was published in 2015 for a medical congress entitled the Second European Congress on Tattoo and Pigment Research, held in Belgium."
Hey, self-absorbed, low-esteem people, rather than inject dye under your skin in order to get people to notice you, try wearing a distinctive scarf, hat, or even better, a lovely smile.
"Taking back my body'" !!! What does that even mean?
Perhaps the time, and pain, and the billions we spend every year on tattoos would be better spent taking back the planet because if we Earthlings continue to destroy Mother Earth at the rate we have, we and our tattoos won't be around long anyway.
Read the story on CTV News