Opinion on Tattoos

Snakes, grim reapers, skull-and-bones, and hearts; these are just a few examples of the many icons those with ink bounded to their skin forever. Tattoos, lasting ink images sealed forever on a person’s body, are used to symbolize the characteristics of the wearer or its allegiance to a group/society/idea. Those with skin united with the … Read more

Evolution of Tattoos

They’re what you see on your friends, family and people walking on the streets. This growing debate on tattoos brings me to the point of the evolution of tattoos. Tattoos were once believed to be a risky trend and are now becoming more of the norm. As we know it, tattoos are not as unusual … Read more

What Is SNAT And SPPF?

The National Union of Tattoo Artists (SNAT) is an association created in 2003 Two well-known French tattoo figures are at the initiative of this project: Tin-tin (Paris) and Remy (Etampes). Their goal is ambitious: to bring together tattoo artists aiming at the defense and recognition of artistic and creative tattooing in France, and have the … Read more

A Review of Tattoos on the Heart, a Novel by Gregory Boyle

Why do readers find the narratives of gang intervention in Gregory Boyle’s 2010 novel, “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion,” credible? I decided to focus on this book since it has been a popular read amongst students, especially those here at Cal State Los Angeles. I also wanted to understand what makes … Read more

A Review of Tattoos on the Heart, a Novel by Gregory Boyle

Why do readers find the narratives of gang intervention in Gregory Boyle’s 2010 novel, “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion,” credible? I decided to focus on this book since it has been a popular read amongst students, especially those here at Cal State Los Angeles. I also wanted to understand what makes … Read more