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From the lines and dots on the body of Otzi the Neolothic iceman to the tramp stamp barely visible on the bridesmaids dress, the urge to ink seems an inseparable part of the human story.
But why? Why do some of us want to do it, and why are some of us repelled by the idea?
Why did I get the face of Teri Gross tattooed on my cheek? If she ever saw I would so embarrassed. But under what circumstances would she ever see it? Ok, off topic off topic ...
Today, a show about Body Art. What accounts for the vogue for tattoos in the last couple of decades? Anne Fitzgerald of Trinity College studies it as a scholar. The guys from Pelican Tattoo and body piercing are living the dream. Do you applaud or deplore the current body art boom? What do you think makes people do it? What tattoo should Colin get?
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