tattoo's and body piercing can have a definete spiritual, sexual, and emotional desire. Many people today get tattoo's because they are cool. Which I can't argue with. However tattoo's used to be used as marks of manhood or if you were a warrior and such. They were used to show who you were and your beliefs and the above mentioned. That isn't always the case today. I for instance have four tattoo's all of which have a very significant meaning as to who I am and the raod that lies ahead of me. before I had gotten any of my tattoo's I thought about it for a long time before I decided that the design I had chosen was correct for me, where and my body it was located and its meaning. I have also had 17 body piercings not including ears, on various parts of my body. However even though they have not closed shut and I could still wear them there is only two that I still wear on a regular basis.