Re: mutilation and ritual

Adrienne Dearmas (DearmasA@AOL.COM)
Tue, 9 Jul 1996 12:03:20 -0400

In a message dated 96-07-07 11:54:46 EDT, kaminow@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU (Beth E.
Kaminow) writes:

> I think its importnat to talk about these
> subcultures separately.

I agree with Beth. Each tattoo is an individual expression - and so is a
means of expressing uniqueness or alignment. Has anyone given thought to
whether being tattooed makes one a member of a subculture or whether being in
a sub-culture makes one more inclined to get a tattoo. Is a tattoo or a
piercing a mark of marginilazation in Western culture?

- Adrienne