Re: mutilation and ritual

mike shupp (ms44278@HUEY.CSUN.EDU)
Wed, 10 Jul 1996 22:02:41 -0700

On Sun, 7 Jul 1996, Beth E. Kaminow wrote:

> I guess I've ranted a tad but I just love thinking about this subject...
> _Beth

And I don't.

Not meaning it as an attack, but as an observation. As a subject
of pressing personal interest, I find tattooing and piercing as
thrilling and absorbing as say fingernail clipping. Whereas you
and a large number of others "love thinking about it." Which
seems to boil down to love talking about it.

Whatever the hell is going on here, "thinking" isn't it, I
conclude. The American culture is changing, and tattoing is
part of our future, for better or for worse, because enough
people want it to be. Well, okay, I suppose it's no worse
than bell bottom trousers, Elvis imitators, and those gold
chains everyone had to have on their necks in the 70's.

But, sheesh! Isn't there a world out there full of Serious
Stuff to think about?

Mike Shupp
California State University, Northridge