I agree and I have extensive tattoos which I can easily conceal with a long sleeve shirt … or sit on a stool in a pub on my own and roll up the sleeves and have an endless stream of people coming over to see them and discuss them and do a lot of me me me me.
Tattoos can be used in a variety of situations, to intimidate, to start conversations, to shock, to illicit attention, to make political statements. I sat on a train coach on my own. As the ticket inspector could be seen approaching my carriage I rolled up my sleeves to conduct an experiment. As guessed, the ticket inspector avoided eye contact and walked right past me. I called to him in a friendly way holding up my pocket and he came back looking relieved.
Chicks also love tattoos on muscled arms. They become very tactile without realising it. I’ve had a few laughing and lifting my shirt too.
My main reason for having tattoos was to show I am a nationalist and not at all Politically Correct. It shows I am not a part-timer who denies being a nationalist when it is convenient. I can be asked to remove a tee shirt, I cannot be asked to remove my skin or be forced to do it either. One day I might be found dead and alone, but whoever finds me can identify me easily and they will know I was nationalist. Also when in hostile environments it’s difficult to be scared with Francis Drake, Wellington, Nelson, Charles Gordon. Arthur Harris, Cromwell, James Cook, Alfred the great, Churchill and Gandhi tattooed on my arms. All people I admire for their bravery, principles and choices. Also my Agincourt tattoos are a splendid way to troll French people without breaking the law. In Paris they’ll get me beaten to death perhaps, especially my Crispy Joan one but hey, it’ll be fun walking around Paris with just shirt fabric between a friendly reception and my skull being hit with une baton de les gendarmerie.
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