While we’re on the subject of tattoos . . .

Did anyone else catch episode "History of the Circus Sideshow" of Miami Ink? I saw it late last night and one of the segments was about a Korean adoptee who came into the shop to get a tattoo with her adoptive mother.

The young woman explains in the episode that she went through a very difficult time growing up in the Jersey area as the only Korean child around, went through a lot of racial identity issues and had problems with trust and attachment and abandonment.

She and her adoptive mother both had Darren tattoo the same basic design, a triangle (representing the adoption triad, first mother, adoptive mother and child) intertwined with a heart.

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2 thoughts on “While we’re on the subject of tattoos . . .

  1. I know, at first I thought, blech. Another “Happy” adoptee story. But then she delved into a much more complex story and I wasn’t quite so cynical in the end.
    I think I’d have better luck persuading my dad to get a matching “adoption” tattoo!!!

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