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Ed Driscoll

‘More Than a Fad, It’s a Sign of the Descent into Savagery’

September 14th, 2013 - 8:03 am

“Tattoos: the obviously poor choice,” writes Vox Day:

Think about how dumb your senior yearbook quote is. Then imagine it following you around for the rest of your life, advertising how your mind hasn’t improved since you were a teenager.

The increased popularity of tattoos and other forms of body decoration are visual reminders of the gradual decline of civilization in the West. Like music and art, personal decor is indicative of the long term societal trend. It’s more than a fad, it is a sign of the descent into savagery.

Plus this:

Sometimes Steve Sailer cracks me up:

Commenter slumber_j points to this New Yorker cartoon about “The subtext of all tattoos:” “Ask me about my parents’ divorce.”

A related subtext might be: “I come from a long line of rash decisionmakers.” On women, tattoos often seem to imply: “Pay attention to me because I, obviously, make poor choices, so you might get lucky.”

Yet another reminder that even the New Yorker can escape the law that says that all comedy is conservative.

Found via Aaron Clarey, the Blogosphere’s “Captain Capitalism,” who adds, “Not A Lot of Nose-Pierced Investment Bankers,” either.

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Such silliness, all the hyperventilating about tattoos. You know who generally has a lot of tattoos? Marines. Are Marines known for their poor decisions? Virtually every Marine I knew when I was in had tattoos, myself included, and I'd take most of them over all the investment bankers in the world.

Yes, some people with tattoos are trash. So are some people wearing Armani suits.
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dunno. I got my ink after thinking about it for nearly twenty years. It took three sessions, each about two hours. Only "rash" involved here was a couple of weeks after the last session when I put the wrong moisturizer on it.
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Anthony Daniels, writing under his nom de plume, Theodore Dalrymple, said that, while not everyone who has a tattoo is a criminal, every criminal that he met while serving as a prison psychiatrist had a tattoo, As a retired Chicago firefighter (who had a large tattoo removed from his left shoulder) told me, "Tattoos are permanent proof of temporary insanity".
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