Ink Tattoos

855 Words Apr 13th, 2016 4 Pages
1. Give an outline of the different views on ink tattoos presented in the texts.

“When, for example, does tattooing become self-mutilation?”
This quote is taken from text 1 by Andy Carrington who’s a poet and writer. In 2012 he published this text “Is Tattooing a Form of Self-Mutilation?” through his personal website.
The question is: Does tattooing mean self-mutilation at all? It depends how you turn the perspective. Andy Carrington has a majority of tattoos, since he wrote “I will confess I chose to have a majority of my tattoos done to alleviate my boredom”. His opinion is that people are more self-destructive if they have tattoos. This text focuses on how your identity changes on the number of tattoos you have printed on their
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The quote was actually Alexis Sachdev’s mom who told her not to regret her choice. Alexis Sachdev introduces the text by telling how her experienced the tattoo-process. Alexis Sachdev writes: “My advice to those seeking to go under the needle is: Wait six months to one year before getting a tattoo. This text focuses on how you should be aware of getting a tattoo and be patient getting a tattoo if you want one.
All three texts have one thing in common, and that’s about how you should be aware of getting a tattoo. Text 1 and 2 agrees about how tattoos affect your life negatively following to Andy Carrington and the Japanese mayor. Text 3 agrees with text 2 agrees about how tattoos just are art and expression following to Brendan O’Niell and Alexis Sachdev. And last, text 3 and 1 agrees about how Alexis Sachdev’s mother and Andy Carrington sees tattoos as “Self-mutilation”.

2. How does Brendan O’Niell argue for his views in text 2? Give examples from the text.

The first quote there’s written is from the mayor of the Japanese city Osaka. He declares: “If they want to have tattoos, they should quit working and go to the private sector.” Brendan O’Niell is against the mayor by writing: “However, the mistake that the mayor of Osaka and the other officials and employees make is to believe that tattoos are evidence of deviancy.

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