March 24th, 2010

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  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.

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  1. Antonia on April 5, 2010 10:40 pm

    Very good. From your explanation, I was wondering what “American culture” in this context might mean? Tattoos with particular link to American nationalism, patriotism, American symbols and idols? Or the place and meaning tattoos hold within American culture at large?

  2. lily15 on April 6, 2010 5:57 pm

    When dealing with my topic I am leaning towards the place and meaning tattoos hold within American culture at large,since I want to showcase celebrities with tattoos and non-celebrities making tattoos part of their style. Also I would like to raise the argument in the research analysis of whether Americans in general get tattoos because they appreciate their beauty or just for style.

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