Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Tattoos. Got one?

First it was just sailors.*

Then it was rock stars.

Then it was everyone who followed a rock star or two.

Then it was baristas and barmaids, hash slingers and hash dealers, and everyone’s favourite girl and boy next door.

And now … it’s Justin Bieber.

A clear enough sign that tattoos have jumped the shark.

So, if you have a tattoo or two, time to reflect that Bieber has too.

If you don’t have one, it’s too late be so easily cool by simply applying ink. 

As from now, you’ll have to earn it.

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* Who got them as a South Seas souvenir from those who really had them first.


  1. No tats, already ugly without them.


  2. If tattoos and piercings made people more interesting, then people with tattoos and piercings would be more interesting.

  3. Tats and piercings are just a semaphore of a disintegrating culture.


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