The Yellow Jacket (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 98, No. 8, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 31, 2008 Page: 1 of 12
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The Student Newspaper of Howard Payne University
January 31 2008 Volume 98 Issue 8
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by Jessica Willis
Over the past decade tattoo's have
become more than ink on a person's skin.
A tattoo symbolizes art emotions and
independence. In Brownwood the most
popular place to get a tattoo is Burners.
Reagan Chapman a tattoo artist gave
some insight on the popular trend.
The best place to find a tattoo is to
go on the Internet and do research. The
well-liked website MySpace is also a
guaranteed source for finding a good
tattoo parlor. Today most people prefer
to get a tattoo that are in visible places
on the body it just depends on the per-
son. People place tattoo's on their back
arms and wherever they feel. The most
popular designs arc portraits and realism.
People like pictures of family members
tattooed on them or a piece of artwork
that refers to them.
The length of time of a tattoo depends
on the piece of artwork that is being
done. Something simple can take up to
30 minutes while a back piece could take
up to as long as three hours.
So why are tattoos so popular?
"Televisions shows have helped boost
the popularity. I also think that the shows
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Reagan Chapman a tattoo artist for two years at Burners Piercing & Tats Too in Brownwood
draws a oil derrick Wednesday on the back of Brownwood resident Clint Ezra.
Tattoos are no longer just for bikers
So what's the bid deal with
tattoos? Aren't they supposed
to be for bikers who wear leath-
er and military people? The
truth is times have changed
dramatically. People who get
tattoos today are not the typical
ones who got them years ago.
In the past people who were
inked up with a tattoo were
often looked down upon and
judged as if they were a bad
person. This is not the case
nowadays because anyone and
everyone is capable of getting
tattoos and they do so as a
freedom of self expression or
a way to remember a particu-
lar part or event in their life.
Shows like Miami Ink and LA
ink have caused the art of tat-
tooing to now be a lot more
"I always wanted a tattoo so
I went with my mom and got a
Christian fish on my foot and
it represents my faith in God"
said Sarah Collum a junior
at Howard Payne University.
"People are thrown off-guard
sometimes when they see my
tattoo but they look past it
as if it's not such a big deal.
1 believe tattoos are more
accepted and tolerated by peo-
ple these days."
A lot of folks who get a tat-
too will end up going back to
get another one sooner or later.
This is the case for Howard
Payne student Mike Garcia.
"I have five tattoos that all
have meaning and I plan on
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photo by Jessica Willis
HPU student Katey
Lamberton has a butter-
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The Yellow Jacket (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 98, No. 8, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 31, 2008, newspaper, January 31, 2008; Brownwood, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth92543/m1/1/: accessed August 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Howard Payne University Library.