Graffiti is any type of public markers that can be represented in the form of a simple written words to murals to work. Graffiti has been around since ancient times, with examples dating back to ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. In modern times, paint, paint and markers usually become the most commonly used materials. In most countries, damaging property with graffiti without the owner's consent is considered vandalism, which is punishable by law.
Sometimes graffiti is used to communicate social and political messages. For some it is an art form worthy of display in galleries and exhibitions, to others it is just vandalism.
Graffiti has since become a pop culture are often associated with underground hip hop music and b-boying to create a lifestyle that remains hidden from the public.
Graffiti can be used as a signal to gang territory to define or to serve as an indicator or "tag" for gang-related activities. The controversies that continue to surround graffiti disagreement between city officials make / law and graffitists looking for work in public places to display.
There are many different types and styles of graffiti and it is a rapidly evolving art form whose value is highly contested, being reviled by many authorities while also subject to protection, sometimes within the same jurisdiction.