Why is our culture so fascinated with tattoos? Is this just a trend or a true reflection of our modern culture? The reasons why people acquire tattoos in our modern society today are vast and varied. Often people obtain a tattoo for very personal reasons. This text captures the true stories of why eighty-one people decided to get a tattoo. Through personal interviews conducted by the author, the book explains the meanings behind their tattoos and the decisions leading to the placement of that tattoo on their body in their own words.