Re: mutilation and ritual

mike shupp (ms44278@HUEY.CSUN.EDU)
Wed, 3 Jul 1996 22:27:26 -0700

On Wed, 3 Jul 1996, Marie K Conrad wrote:

> With all this talk of a lack of ritual, etc. in Western "tattooing," is
> there anyone out on this list who has actually gotten a tattoo or talked
> to someone who has gotten a tattoo?

Talked to someone who has? Of course. A freshman girl in an
English class I took had one and wrote about it most amusingly
for the school paper. But to tell the truth, she didn't go into
her motives and I doubt she has any idea yet as to why she got a
butterfly on her ankle-- it was "just a neat thing to do" and
affordable (at $60), so she did it.

Mike Shupp
California State University, Northridge