Preserved tattoos mummified,
status quo on skin applied.
Scarifications by irritating the wound,
raised scar as status claimed.
Rites of passage and its devotion of,
marks of fertility and pledge of love.
Memorial, sentimental, artistic sculptor,
identification in that refined culture.
Crosses for Christians,
numbers for prisoners .
Tattoos for exported slaves,
recognized beyond the graves.
Sacred marker for storing one’s taboos,
live to live confessions as muse.
Medicinal and therapeutic purpose,
from Deir el-Bahari site resurface.
Deviant stigmata,
identification image sonata.
Dream doors of feeling soul,
the story in the story as whole.
Skill, beauty and rang,
in harmony they sang.
Making beliefs the reality,
images of truth guarantee.