Medical science is of the view of the possibility (if not probability) of the inks being used today for tattoos having cancer-causing properties in their make-up.
It would seem that every time pores of the skin are punctured to put this ink in place at the same time it is introduced into the bloodstream.
It circuits this way to every organ in the body.
It is claimed everyone has cancer cells which remain dormant unless something out of the ordinary triggers them off, like these inks a foreign body not supposed to be there.
It is also a given fact (or belief) that those who get tattoos do so for the purpose of making a statement for whatever reason.
As one doctor quipped (in all seriousness), the only statement they are (unknowingly) making is to advertise for an early grave.
A survey was done asking women which did they prefer – tattoos or no tattoos?
A staggering 92 per cent said: “Give me a man without tattoos, they are more attractive and desirable - any day!”
Such is a sobering point for consideration by those who may be contemplating tattoos.
Personally, every time I look upon footballers without them I, too, join the views of the 92 per cent and I’m 85 years old and still like the original appearance.
Yvonne Rance, Griffith
Time to govern for the people, not yourselves
In reply to Joshua Morgan (“Web Words”, The Daily Advertiser, June 6) regarding Wagga City Council and it being deplorable, holding the city back and wasting our money, he is 100 per cent correct.
An administrator should have been appointed years ago to break the cycle of years of miss management by our council and Wagga Wagga could have had a fresh start.
An administrator would have been responsible for breaking the ongoing cycle, repeated patterns of miss management and the selection of the right general manager.
In the old days the city was always put first. Now the directors come first and the city has become for years now a poor second.
The directors need to be pulled right back on the bit and the councillors take control.
The only thing that the councillors know is what the directors tell them, and the directors only tell the councillors what they want them to know.
The two employees that recently received a $1000- a-week each pay rise that the councillors were not aware of proves my point.
Terry Ahern, Wagga
Australia up to its same old tricks yet again
Why is it that in Australia when there is a problem, more times than not, we resolve that problem by either demolishing, chopping down or culling?
The brumbies issue is a case in point. It would pay to look at other countries to see how they manage introduced wild horses.
A well thought out policy should be devised to protect the environment while managing, not culling, the ponies and respecting their place in history.
The brumbies were recognised as being such noble and reliable horses that they served in both world wars and paid for that service with their lives.
They have a well-earned place in Australian history.