The world is divided into two kinds of people: those who have tattoos, and those who are afraid of people with tattoos
My feet – “Free Spirit”

Most of my articles are for either fans of body art or professionals in the business. This one is for the skeptic that just doesn’t understand our love for living art. I even have a good friend who, after telling him of my latest tattoo asked, “Girl, why do you do that to yourself?” My reason is simple. I love art – of all kinds.

“In the 1980s it was a real body decade,” she says. “There was a lot of body anxiety. Women wanted to reassert control over their own bodies.”

The fact is, tattoo-lovers are a proud lot — they have consciously taken the decision to tattoo their bodies and would like to proudly declare that they are what they are. They are ordinary people like you and me, except that they have a strong sense of identity they have no intention of hiding. 
My ‘religious, and in memory of’ tattoos!
Loved One
Myself and others I have spoken to get tattoos for or about loved ones. Some get them to remember a loved one who has passed away and some get their sons or daughters names or faces on them as a gesture of love. These people are serious about their body art, and it really is beautiful to hear about. That’s what I would call true love.

Another very common tattoo is the religious tattoo. More and more you can see crosses and the face of Jesus or Mary on people everywhere around the country. Others get religious themed tattoos to express their indifference to religion or their spiritual or atheistic standing..

Military Service

While a military tattoo might not be the most original idea ever, it’s still very popular. So whenever you see an eagle or an Southern cross stars on someone, there is a good chance that person was in the military. My uncle was in the Navy and he got his blood type tattoo’d on him and his section of the Navy.

On that note…. I am performing a Burlesque show this weekend at NZ’s International Tattoo convention!!
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