graffiti is a tradition of man.. before it really became more evolved in the subway yards and on the streets of new york by its inner city youth. graffiti consists of individuals with their own alter ego, name. that they use to "bomb" with. (to go out and get their name up everywhere they go) usually when these individuals start off they are influenced by the style and artform of the letters. some are also influenced by the names seen around their city or just graffiti itself. graffiti is also the first element of hip-hop and tagging is the first element of graffiti. graffiti can be very simple on the outside. but once explored there are many things one must be open minded enough to learn.
yeah, i write "graffiti" (my name my alter ego my alias my alm de plume my style my technique...)