Rhetorical Analysis Of Tattoos By Andres Martin

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Many people have a certain opinion when it comes to their standing on tattoos, whether they see them as beautiful pieces of art, or body mutilation, everyone subscribes to a different belief. Many people who see teenagers, believe that these teens are “troubled”, or impulsive and impressionable, which at that point in the brain’s development that may be true, but they never consider that maybe that teen is ready, or is willing to commit to the tattoo simply because it is something that has importance to them. Andres Martin, a child psychiatrist, wrote an article in a 2000 edition of the magazine “Reclaiming Our Children and Youth” about teenagers and tattoos, where he directly addresses the reasons that would support the ideas behind teens getting tattoos. Andres…show more content…
Although most of Andres Martin’s rhetorical strategies are persuasive and effective for his audience, a few of them may be interpreted in a way differently than he may have intended based on connotations, which may make him seem contradictive to the reader. In “On Teenagers and Tattoos,” Andres Martin (2000) speaks on the fact that tattoos have become more popular among young teens, which Martin believes could be a result of a search for individuality, or an identity crisis. Martin opens by discussing that at that point in time tattoos were everywhere, and they were used as a way for teens to express their innermost feelings outwardly. Martin also argues that the tattoos were a potential way for psychiatrist to get to know their patients. Martin (2000) makes the assertion that teens are “feeling prey to
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