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  Worksheet: Opinions about tattoos
Updated 27 July 2004, 15.51

Match these opinions about tattoos with the most likely speaker.

Opinions:

  • 1. "I had to have my tattoo covered up with loads of thick make up. English ladies didn't have tattoos in the 19th century."

  • 2. "If the needle used is not sterilised properly there is possibility you can catch infectious diseases. Also it costs up to 600 to have a tattoo removed and the laser surgery can be painful."

  • 3. "My Union Jack tattoo is a bit faded and wrinkly now. At the time, all the boys had one."

  • 4. "Tattooing anyone below the age of 18 is a criminal offence, unless it is done for medical reasons, and carries a maximum fine of 1,000."

  • 5. "I want a four-by-six-inch winged cross across the back of my neck, just like my hero."

  • 6. "I had a large tattoo done so I wouldn't have to do military service."

  • 7. "I think having tattoos to remind you of a time, place or person in your life is really cool. I'm thinking about getting one done next year."

  • 8. "In my job a distinguishing tattoo sometimes helps me identify people I want to question."

  • 9. "Henna tattoos are a long established practise in my country. We call them mehendi, Morocco and Fiji."

  • 10. "Tattoos are an art form. I put a lot of work goes into creating beautiful masterpieces."

  • 11. "If someone with a visible tattoo came for an interview, I'd think twice about giving them a job."

  • 12. "Temporary tattoos are much better than permanent ones because you can choose a different tattoo to go with each outfit."

Speakers:

  • a) David Beckham fan

  • b) Ex-soldier who fought in the second World War

  • c) Actress starring in a period drama

  • d) Fashion designer

  • e) 17-year-old boy

  • f) Police officer

  • g) Nurse

  • h) Tattoo artist

  • i) Indian schoolgirl

  • j) Boss of a big company

  • k) Judge

  • l) South Korean man



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