Re: Tattoos & Peircings...what are your opinions
When I was in my early teens, early 80's tattoos weren't that common where I was living. However, my next door neighbour was covered from the waist up, with full sleeves. He intimidated the hell out of me. One day my mother noticed how uncomfortable being around him and sat me down, this is his story:
When he was 12 he came home from school early, as he wasn't feeling so well. He surprised some men who were in the middle of a B&E. They beat him up pretty badly, stabbed him a few times and carved obscenities and Swastikas in his back and chest. As he grew older the scars faded, but every summer when he got a little tanned, they would become more pronounced. As a result he covered himself in tattoos, not because he wanted to, but because he needed to.
I have never viewed tattoos the same since, or ever looked at anyone with them any different. Sometimes I now see someone who is covered and wonder what their reason is.
I myself have two. It took me 20 years of wanting one and 10 years of knowing what I wanted without waivering to go ahead.
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