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Tattoos General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: After listening to my speech, my audience will have a better knowledge of tattoos. Introduction (Tell them what you are going to tell them.) I. As of 2010 there was estimated to be over 20,000 tattoo parlors operating in the United States according to the U.S. News and World Report article. It is also estimated that a new tattoo establishment is being opened in the country everyday.(Attention-getter) II. Tattoos have been around for many centuries, but have changed over time in many different ways. (Thesis) III. Todays I am going to talk to you about what a tattoo is, the history of tattoos, and the purpose and meaning of tattoos. (Preview) Transition: First we are going to look at what a tattoo is. Body (Tell them) I. ...read more.


II. History of tattoos. A. The oldest tattoos were found on the Iceman that was uncovered in 1991, who was dated to be around 5200 years old. B. Ancient Egyptian women has tattoos dating back to 4000 B.C. some think these tattoos were the markings of prostitutes to keep sexually transmitted diseases away. Others thought the markings were to protect the mother during pregnancy and labor, this is supported by how strategically the markings were placed on the stomach and the inner thighs and it would also explain as to why it was only a women's practice. Most of these tattoos were dotted patterns of lines and diamonds. Tattooing tools were discovered at the town site of Gurob in Northern Egypt dating back to 2000 B.C. ...read more.


You can come up with your own tattoo and make your own meaning for it. Transition: As you can see, there are many different purposes and meanings of tattoos. Conclusion (Tell them what you told them.) I. Everyone has their own opinions about tattoos. They are basically self made wounds with ink in them, have been around for many many centuries, and have a vast number of purposes and meanings to them.(Refocus & Summarize) II. One in every eight people have a tattoo or 15% of people, but at least half of those people with want one or more of them removed from their body. Maybe after hearing about tattoos and doing more research people who choose to get a tattoo will not want to remove them.(Closer) Visual Aid Pictures of different tattoos. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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