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Tattoos: Why people get ‘jewellery you can’t take off’

Screen Shot 2013-10-06 at 9.30.19 PMTattoos: Why people get ‘jewellery you can’t take off’
Modern tattoos make a statement rather than show rebellion, believes Northumbria University lecturer Lee Barron. He is researching the “personal meaning” of body art. Advice offered by the owners of the following tattoos includes: never have one you cannot hide, understand removal will be “10 times the pain” of a tattoo and, from Lyn Hagan in Sunderland, think very carefully before committing to “jewellery that you can’t take off”.