Media representation of tattooed individual tend to be limited to dangerous machismo and “otherness”, outlaws and outcasts.
Here are some examples:
Beeler, Karin E. Tattoos, Desire and Violence: Marks of Resistance in Literature, Film and Television. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006. Print.
“The context that we live in always shapes the way you identify yourself and the way others identify you”
“Being Black is not a matter of pigmentation – being Black is a reflection of a mental attitude.” – Steve Bantu Biko
In talking to people about race – here is a helpful tip <http://youtu.be/b0Ti-gkJiXc>
(1)ne drop also has a FB page with lots of excellent related stories around colourism/ shadism/ racism
How does the context you live in effect how others see you? how you see yourself?