Feb 20, 2008

Are my sister and I

The only two women in the USA under 50 without a tattoo?

While in San Francisco, we went here for massages, before which we lolled around in the communal baths. It was a women-only day so most people stripped down to nothing. And everyone had a tattoo. Young, old,fat, thin, white, black, Asian. Didn't matter. Everyone, except for me and my sister, had some form of body art. The most common being the tramp stamp, but there were branded wrists, ankles, boobs, butts and inner thighs galore.

Tattoos, I understood, used to be thought of as daring. Now that everyone has one, though, haven't they lost their dark allure?

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