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GRAFFITI HISTORY Graffiti comes from the verb graffiare which means to engrave or design on solid surfaces Some artists believe that graffiti started in an ancient time when people had no formal way of communicating verbally and drew pictures on the wall representing actions Other then that most graffiti artists believe that graffiti had first started around the 60s In the sixties people tagged there names on building walls tunnels and any place were a lot of people will see it People also used graffiti to mark territorial spots for gangs and cultural groups As years went by more people were following the bad example of others and more people were getting into it Instead of most tags relating to gangs or cultural groups more individuals were tagging for a rush As more people were tagging towns and cities were becoming filled with graffiti Individuals usually had a specific word or term in which that they tagged every time The individual would try to get that tag in as many places as possible to get the most fame for there work TODAYS STYLE AND TERMS In todays style there are many different terms that are for all different types of taggings The most usually seen tags are called scribbles and they are a form of writing a your tag in a very cool looking style Another common type of tagging is called a throwup and it is usually done with a couple colors and some highlights and background it usually takes people around ten to twenty minutes to draw a throwup
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