I notice that I have spent quite a bit of time writing about my students’ tattoos. I guess this is because I am fascinated by them. What I mean is that I am fascinated by the multicultural collection of tattoos my students sport as well as the art of tattooing in general. I hope you don’t mind.
Yes, tattoos are very popular. No gender or age group seem to be immune from the charms of tattoos. I understand, or at least I think I understand, the appeal of tattoos. I certainly understand the desire to define yourself with a unique image.
Perhaps the problem I have is that I am more verbal that visual. I don’t think I could create a cool visual image that would represent me. I could write about it, but I don’t think I could realize the image on paper. I guess, ideally, I would write about it and then an artist would draw it for me….
As for the tattoo pictured above, it came from a new student of mine. She is from Switzerland and chose this image because it was “cool” and because owls are “cool”. I can’t really disagree with her.