(Copyright 2000. The Tattoo. All rights reserved.)

The Tattoo

--- Making a Permanent Impression Since 1994 ---

August 21, 2000

Rajotte says Tattoo is one big party

Joining The Tattoo was one of the first things I did freshman
year, and proved to be one of the most interesting ventures
I've taken. I knew it was about writing and that's what I
wanted to do. Besides the opportunity to write (and learn to
write well) with veteran reporters, The Tattoo offered more
than I thought. I wasn't the only teenager interested in writing
-- I found myself in a whole group with this common
interest. I was published in a newspaper, which is a unique
experience, something that my grandmother loves, and a
wonderful thing to put on college applications (not that I had
THAT in mind when I joined or anything).

Even those who may not want to pursue a career in writing
(but especially those who do) can benefit from joining The
Tattoo. It's fun, laughter, bad jokes, silly people, parties that
can't be topped, and an appreciation of excellent writing
talent all rolled up into one ball of giggles. In the eternal
words of Gershwin, "Who can ask for anything more?"

Rajotte is a junior at Bristol Eastern High School. A news story she wrote for The Tattoo won a National Gold Key award last spring from Quill and Scroll's annual contest for high school journalists.