Though tattoos have become a common body adornment, they may not be the best choice for everyone. In fact, a tattoo alternative may be the better choice.

There are three types of people who get tattoo body art; the Memorializers, the Communicators, and the Normalizers. These all warrant definition.

THE TATTOOED MEMORIALIZERSPirate Tattoo

These are the ones who have gotten tattoos to represent a monumental achievement, special memory, or significant event. For example (name has been changed) Mary, feeling detached and mis-understood most of her child hood years, started doing what so many other teens have done when they fill dead inside; she started cutting herself; specifically in the wrist area.