She leaned forward. “Is that what you call them?” Her breath moved the smoke.
“That’s what Fletcher calls them. What makes you think those are mine?”
“Oh, because there’s so much Brazilian influence in them. It’s more, I don’t know, grand than the dumb tags you see around here. It’s more than just tags. Tags are about the person doing the tagging. They say, I was here. This is me. I exist. Pay attention to me. Yours are about the reader and writer coming together. Yours are about community. Typical of what you see on a lot of streets in cities in Brazil. Hey, come on, don’t look so surprised!”
Monopoli, Ben (2011-08-29). The Painting of Porcupine City: A Novel (Kindle Locations 7135-7142). Ben Monopoli. Kindle Edition.