My book: How to Use Feeling Very Good as a Way Into the Happiness Zone, is a simple and direct guide to help people make the right choices to bring them closer to the happiness zone, which I describes as a state of contentment that revitalizes and excites. The guide gets readers to think about the needs and desires that give them the most satisfaction and help them create a lifetime happiness plan for themselves. When I deliver training courses on happiness, the question of what makes people happy comes up.
People get tattoos for many reasons: for attention, self-expression, artistic freedom, rebellion, a visual display of a personal narrative, reminders of spiritual/cultural traditions, sexual motivation, addiction, identification with a group or even drunken impulsiveness (which is why many tattoo parlours are open late).
And now, according to some research studies 15-38 per cent of Americans have some type of long-term body art. What was once considered self-mutilatory behaviour and a psychiatric problem has now become almost normative behaviour.
Some people mark themselves for life to remind them of past family members or ancient sayings or religious scriptures or names of their current family/love interest. Other people use tattoos to enhance their sexual prowess or feed their exhibitionist side, and many people use tattoos to visually promote their identity and/or group affiliation. “I stand for...”
Johnny Depp said, “My body is my journal and my tattoos are my story.” Tattoos can visually reveal more about you or distract people from getting to know the real you. Some people hide behind their tattoos.
Does your tattoos, make you feel good/happy?
If yes contact me. Everyone welcomed, particularly interested to hear stories from people of colour or with disability!
I want to get a group of people together to meet and discuss; What makes you feel good: Tattoos.