A Rhetorical Analysis Of Inked Well By David Kirby

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Tattoos have played a role in human societies since their inception, as pieces of cultures and rituals across the world. To many, having a tattoo is an outward way of expression. However, the prejudice have not disappeared and are still greatly diminishing. In the article Inked Well, David Kirby examines the aspects of tattoo’s history, as well as tattoo’s iconic popularity among today 's middle class. Kirby’s stereotypical views on the tattooed “victims” quickly change as he goes on to interview some local tattooes of Tallahassee, Florida. Jodie, who Kirby claims was the sweetest yet most heavily inked of the dozen or so subjects that he interviewed, replaced a common self harm tactic known as “cutting” with getting tattooed. Jodie

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