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Tattoos as Badges of Independence, Defiance and Survival

Body Art: Part II

Last week we took a look at tattoos and what they mean to people. This week we consider some risks, some details and some surprising uses.

Amanda Winans loves her tattoos. At 21, she is a college graduate and a graphic designer at The Lakeville Journal, and she lives at home with her parents to whom she is happily attached.

At 17 she wanted a tattoo. And being a methodical, orderly young woman she did her homework.

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