Tattoo artist Tro of Black Ink Atlanta giving a tattoo session to an attendee at the DC Tattoo Arts Expo held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., from May 31 to June 2. (Anthony Tilghman/The Washington Informer)
Tattoo artist Tro of Black Ink Atlanta giving a tattoo session to an attendee at the DC Tattoo Arts Expo held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., from May 31 to June 2. (Anthony Tilghman/The Washington Informer)

I never thought I’d be interested in reading about tattoos. I’ve always looked down on it and never saw it as art. After reading the story, I see that I may have been a bit judgmental. I still am against them, because the body is a temple, but I have a better understanding of the history and what people’s tattoos mean to them. Just because it’s not my thing doesn’t mean it isn’t worthy.

Lee Bakersfield
Washington, D.C.

Give Rayful a Fair Shake

This Rayful Edmond story is very interesting to me. They want residents to decide on this man’s fate? Is this a setup? I am leery of what this even means. Will I get a card in the mail, an alert in my email or a poll on Twitter? I’m not sure this is the best way to go about it for obvious reasons like racism, bigotry and plain ignorance. Many people of D.C. today have no idea who he is or his case. Why should anyone get to arbitrarily weigh in on his life? I say let the attorney general decide.

Cheryl Little
Washington, D.C.

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