Me and my tattoo
- Posted Friday, 19 October 2007 at 16:33 UK time
They're lurking underneath shirtsleeves and trousers all over the country. Tattoos are everywhere.
Following our report on the nation's enthusiasm for body art, each day this week the Magazine will feature a reader's tattoo and why they chose it.
Some are small, some spectacular, but all share a common thread - the tattoo was done with meaning in mind. Your tattoo photos can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and have the subject line "TATTOO", with a description of no more than 100 words.
Update: Day five
"I'm a massive fan of the 1950s, so when the chance came for a tattoo of my favourite picture, I went for it. On my side its both accessible and private."
Natalie Hornshaw, Hull
Update: Day four
"I wanted my husband's name on my back. I considered just 'Will', but felt it might be misinterpreted, so I put a flower into the design to get Sweet William."
Update: Day three
"For me, seahorses symbolise the magic of childhood. They are beautiful, graceful creatures, and as a baby I lived with my parents in Seahorse Walk in Gosport, Hants. I also loved stories with a sea theme such as the Little Mermaid as a young girl, and was always drawn to seahorses as they intrigued me."
Eva Askham-Spencer, Luton
Update: Day two
"Well I know this tattoo is a little different than the norm of Chinese writing and or tribal tattoos, but I have a fascination with the anatomical style of tattoos."
Gordon Smith, 21, Fife
"At 52 I got my first tattoo. My kids had left home and it was a rite of passage - a new phase of life. Several of them - dove, eagle, Greek letters - reflect my Christian beliefs. Some Christians might think I'll go to hell."
Ian Walker, former vicar
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