i never really saw that many tattoos around until i moved to Portland. i've seen beautiful ones, harsh ones, delicate ones, simple ones, meaningful ones, and creative ones. it's so interesting to me to find out what people like permanently inked on their skin. it's such a personal thing, but it's also very public, because (unless it's well hidden) people are going to see it on a daily basis. i myself hope to get a tattoo of three paper cranes eventually. i could only find a link to one about what the significance of a thousand paper cranes is, but to me individual paper cranes symbolize peace. do you have a tattoo? do you want one? do you just like to look at them from a distance? i've assembled some pictures of tattoos that i think are very worth looking at. even if you aren't partial to tattoos, or don't like them, you can appreciate the work that goes into this old old art form. that just happens to be on our skin.
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