Tattoo you

By Marc Wilson In Psychology

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28th February, 2013
‘That girl has a beautiful tattoo,” I overheard a Summer Shakespeare audience member say. That girl, as it happened, was one of my kids, and as a parent, I often wonder about how things like tattoos help or hinder young folk. I’m also just plain nosy. If you don’t have a tattoo you might have wondered why anybody does. Tattoos seem more common now than they have been in the past and I am starting to feel seriously under-tattooed compared with my first-year students. I’m not sure about New Zealand, but in other parts of the Western world about 15% of people born around ...

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