Michelle Obama is sans tattoos because “polite society” still frowns upon them. But body-art has a long, sacred tradition. A Boomer’s tattoo confession.
GUEST COLUMN: MARY GIUFFRE — I wear two tattoos. The top of my left arm hosts an OM symbol, which, to my mind, reinforces my commitment to a spiritual path. In the same spot on my right arm (that’s me, stage left) is an icon of an energetic spiral, a reflection of our very galaxy.
I love body art! And talk about an archetype, the first tattoo I ever remember seeing was on the forearm of a wrinkled, unassuming sailor. It was a bell, faded by time but I loved the way it shifted and melted when his aged muscle flexed.Read more