The symbolism of tattoos varies from culture to culture, but most people agree that permanent ink isn’t just for tribes, bikers and bad boys anymore. A popular form of self-expression, tats appeal to persons from all walks of life. While society may once have viewed skin art with skepticism, enthusiasts know that the practice has shifted significantly to the mainstream and is rapidly gaining acceptance. But what about doctors, lawyers and teachers who choose to express themselves with serious, meaningful body art? Their designs may be artistic, spiritual, indicate a rite of passage, or unwavering affection for someone or something. Can they be open about displaying their passion, or are they still considered 'marked men'?
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