[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Friday, 8 June 2007, 16:12 GMT 17:12 UK
Why wear a tattoo?
Isobel Varley, officially the world"s oldest tattoed woman
Some consider them to be art and others think they're vulgar but love them or loathe them tattoos are here to stay.

What does your tattoo mean to you? Does it signify a significant event in your life you want to remember? Or are you wearing an emblem of the past you'd like to forget? BBC television is looking for people with interesting stories to take part in a documentary.

Maybe your tattoo signifies a side of your life that you'd rather forget or you had a tattoo as a tribute to a loved one who had passed.

Footballer David Beckham and singer Amy Winehouse are just two celebrities that wear tattoos, have they influenced your decision to wear them? Or does the whole tattoo experience make you wince?

Thank you for your comments. We are no longer looking for contributions.

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific