This picture was taken of myself, my upper back specifically where I have a tatoo that reads the words in spanish: “Queridos hijos Prometo siempre Amarlos y Protegerlos”. The translation to that is : dear sons promise to always love and protect you. I got this tatoo after the birth of my son Lenny about three years ago. I find captivating the symbolism quality that tatoos can acquire when they are meaningful. I chose to have it done on my left side as all my other tatoos purposely. Since my research paper will be on tatoos defining American culture, I chose to present images taken and found of the art.This image was taken from a website called tatootattoo.net and it captures Johny Depp, an American celebrity who incorporates tatooes into his personal style, making it look acceptable if you understand the tatoo culture in America. In order to get a tatoo, you should have a clear idea of what the tatoo will look like. Otherwise, it might not be what you expected compelling you to have it removed.