Re: Body manipulation and so on and so on

Adrienne Dearmas (DearmasA@AOL.COM)
Thu, 18 Jul 1996 11:55:46 -0400

In a message dated 96-07-17 18:14:48 EDT, rs222@WORLDNET.ATT.NET (Robert
Snower) writes:

> My feeling about this is that tattoo parlours and
> >the houses within which bodily mutilation are practiced are probably
> >stacked with back copies of National Geographic - hey man! give me one of
> >those - it looks really neat! Thus do the well-integrated ritualised
> >behaviours of hunter-gatherers and pastoralists find their place upon the
> >display counters of the world market-place. Whether it makes much sense
> >give the image caught in a fleetingly-glimpsed photo the status of
> I
> >do not know.
> I say:
> But why are those parlors well stocked with these? Why aren't they well
> stocked with back copies of The Wall Street Journal - hey man! give me 100
> shares of that - it looks really promising!
Please, let us not perpetuate the stereotype of what is or is not in a tattoo
parlour unless you have been in one. The fact of the matter is, like hair
salons, every tattoo studio I have ever been in carries magazines about
tattoos, an occasional local paper and "People." And let's be real. National
Geographic does not publish have as much on body mutilation as I would like.
They are much better known for their depictions of bare native breasts!

- Adrienne