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Tattoo, meaning, power, self-affirmation, independence

Tattoo, meaning, power, self-affirmation, independence

People do what they like with their hair(!), so it's only fair that we have the right to do the same with our bodies. Diets, make-up, sports, cosmetic surgery... there are so many ways to take control of and change our physical appearance to our taste.

Tattoo expert David Le Breton says: "People aren't happy anymore with the body that they have (...). They need to add their own mark to take possession of it". A mark that comes in the form of a tattoo. 

For some people, a tattoo is, above all, a symbol of self-affirmation, taste and personality. It also represents a gesture of independence, especially 'against' their parents because they're changing the skin that they were born with. And your parents' reaction is often the first thing you worry about when you get a tattoo...


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