WE LOVE TATTOOS
P Baldwin, your attitude towards tattoos is archaic (YOU Say, 29 October). I had my first tattoo done on a holiday to Bali when I was 38. I now sport nine more and I’m 55.
Each tattoo has a symbolic meaning for an event that’s occurred in my life. One, for example, was for when I conquered my depression, another I got in honour of my two children who are 22 and 20 and, yes, they also have tattoos. My son has a sleeve dedicated to me entirely with beautiful red roses.
Tattoos are an art form and can be an expression of who and what you are. Have I regretted any of them? No!
So your connection with tattoos being sported by bikers, sailors and prisoners is out of touch. Just take a look at the sportsmen in our country. They wear their artwork with pride.
Time to wake up and smell the coffee. MARCELLE CARSE, PORT ELIZABETH Tattoos were seen as rough and it was thought only “bad people” had them, but today it’s a form of art. For me, my tattoos represent freedom, surrender, hardship and joy. I see any form of art as beautiful! HEIDI, EMAIL I don’t like tattoos on my body, but if my children wanted to get a tattoo saying “To hell with cancer”, I’d be happy! WINZA, SMS