FAMOUS TATTOO QUOTES:
"But to become a freak one needs a strong character and unusual determination."
George Burchett - Memoirs of a Tattooist, 1956
Traditionally, body art has served to attract the opposite sex, boost self-esteem, ward off or invoke spirits, indicate social position or marital status, identify with a particular age or gender group or mark a rite of passage, such as puberty or marriage. It's this sort of strictly prescribed, highly ritualistic decoration that Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher depict in their book, African Ceremonies. "We've tried to show how body art is relevant to every stage of development, from birth to death," says Angela Fisher.
Once our minds are 'tattooed' with negative thinking, our chances for long-term success diminish
Today, people with tattoos, body piercings, and brands are everywhere. They are shown in advertisements, on television shows, and in magazine and newspaper photographs. Even a glamorous toy icon, Barbie, comes with temporary tattoos.
~KATHLYN GAY, Body Marks