Graffiti is writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted illicitly on a wall or other surface, often within public view. Graffiti can be viewed as either an inappropriate vandalism or as meaningful art. But the real question is, should Graffiti ever be considered art? Graffiti has been around for a long time with an unknown origin. Graffiti was originally associated with rebellion against a different party or group of people. Graffiti can also be known as, tagging, defacement, doodles, and scribbling. People who tag are usually giving an opinion that they agree or disagree with. But Graffiti takes pride and courage for people unknown to symbolize what they believe in, and that’s why it should be considered an art. Most graffiti has meaning. It all comes from either teenagers or adults with symbolism in their background or from realists who have a shared opinion. People mostly relate graffiti to gang recognition and violence, but genuine graffiti can be seen as a symbol of what someone believes in. Let me give you an example, when looking at a country’s flag must think about the country they live in and their beliefs for that country, when some people look at graffiti they look at what they believe and want to live in. Graffiti is beautiful, the amount of time and skill it takes to put up variations of art different styles and make a blank canvas something alluring should be recognized. Taggers or people who rebell for what they believe in, make complex beauty in simplistic areas. “Graffiti, whether on walls, train cars, or buildings, is art.”( The Antelope Valley Times.) Graffiti can also cause chaos, gang rivalry, disrespect and one sided opinions. Some Graffiti artists put up some styles that can make neighborhoods seem lower class and less appealing than others. Richer people do not appreciate their local area to look what they refer to as trashy with graffiti. Some teens, and adults tag things that may not be appropriate or may not stand for something, Using swear words or inappropriate gestures, this is not only Bad for the youth of the community but also causes the anger and frustration between people. “Graffiti is always vandalism. By definition it is committed without permission on another person’s property, in an adolescent display of entitlement.” (Mac Donald, Heather.)In some cases graffiti cannot be helped. Kids, teens and adults won’t all get away with it but it will still happen. Not everyone listens the law so therefore graffiti will still be done but there is a penalty. Graffiti has all kinds of mixed emotions, it’s just the way that you distinguish it. Different people have different perceptions of things all over not just graffiti. So the real question is is graffiti art or vandalism, symbolic or defacement?In a personal opinion, graffiti is beautiful. I believe it should be allowed in restricted areas that way there is peace between both sides, the bad graffiti symbolizing gangs or violence, should be taken down or painted over only because graffiti should be a privilege not something that should be misused for foul language and inappropriate symbols. Graffiti should be seen as true art. The time and effort to make something so symbolic should be realized and treasured not banned and unwanted. Works Cited Page : N.P. “Could Graffiti Ever Be Considered Art?” The Antalope Valley Times. December 29th 2014,http://theavtimes.com/2014/12/29/could-graffiti-ever-be-considered-art/ Janduary 22nd 2018″The New York Times Company.” The New York Times, The New York Times, www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/07/11/when-does-graffiti-become-art/graffiti-is-always-vandalism.