Debbie Schlussel here raised an interesting issue with respect to the real perception we hold for body art, especially tattoos. Have tattoos really emerged as a sign of power?
Any one with $200 bucks and an ability to stay still while being repeatedly stabbed with a needle can get a tattoo. How is that a “mark of power”? If anything, they’re a sign of impetuousness. We’d say the person with the real power is the guy holding the needle.
Right! Tattoos hardly have any effect on your muscles. So, physical power is automatically ruled out here. And if we talk of mental strength, tattoos may give a fillip to your ‘confidence’ but not ‘power’. Now, if you say that confidence is power, than you’ll have to use your power, if you really have, whether you’re tattooed or not, to see the thin line that separate both of them. And things will become more clear when your bodysuit, if you’ve not used your ‘power’ before inking it, starts irking you and you decide to go under the laser.
Thanks: Debbie Schlussel