I Am A Canvas Of My Life

2313 Words Mar 19th, 2016 10 Pages
Kat Von D, a tattoo artist famous around the world, has been quoted to say- “I am a canvas of my experiences, my story is etched in lines and shading, and you can read it on my arms, my legs, my shoulders, and my stomach.” She exemplifies the feelings behind tattoos and provides a wonderful illustration into the life of someone with and why they got them. Her beliefs support my opinion that tattoos are a gateway to a person 's soul, desires, and motivation in life. How could something so beautiful be banned for anyone, let alone minors, who have more to prove about themselves than anyone else. Because professional tattoos are harmless, expressive, and highly cultural, minors should be able to get them with parental consent. Starting in 306 B.C, tattoos were contested by government and religious figures. People against tattoos for minors argue that they have too many health issues, the young age doesn’t allow them to make proper decisions, and their future could be affected negatively by their tattoos, depending on their content. I think otherwise, believing that professional tattoos have little risk for diseases or infection, are symbols for times and people in the minor’s lives and that they showcase creativity and culture. Tattoos weren’t always viewed as an expression of culture or personality. In ancient Rome and Greece, they were used to mark prisoners. People with tattoos were known as lesser beings in most early societies because of those uses. In Japan, they…

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