As tattoos became purely fashion statements and less symbolic of group membership, they have evolved into something wearers sometimes regret or change our minds about because sections of society have still not come to terms with them.
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From being banned in many work environments, to being deemed socially unacceptable in some parts of the world, their history and purpose vary based on the wearer.
For many, they are just individual pieces of art and like these wearers, they express themselves through them.