The Economist magazine thought tattoos merited a special feature!
The 2016 "Holiday Double Issue" includes a "Holiday Special" (complete with slideshow) about "Prison Tattoos" that "investigates what inferences about a life of crime it might be possible to draw from different types, and numbers of tattoos."
Using data on 100,000 inmates from the Florida Department of Corrections, the Economist studied the relationship between tattoos (by presence, bodily location, type, content etc.) and types of crime (murder, assault, theft, robbery and drugs).
The article also dealt with the strong correlation whether a inmate had a tattoo and recidivism. The effect was "especially pronounced for those with tattoos on the hands and face."
Tattoos may seem on the verge of becoming "Mainstream." Their roots lie with societal losers: prisoners, gang members. They have been adopted rather mindlessly as "cool" by rebels without a cause, hipsters, celebrities and posers.
Now I want to know: Do a majority of voters WITH tattoos support Donald Trump?
I try hard to appreciate ink,
its not my choice but I have lots of friends who have 3 pieces or more. all marks of dedication that span some 30 years.
but bad ink is Gwad icky, I've been watching Billy Strings video's
He has a full eagle on his chest, the beak just at the collar-line.
last night he was sporting more new ink.
Bracelets & some sorta mismatched forearm shields. I was sitting ten feet away, kind of a shame, Three weeks ago he could still wear a T-Shirt & play at children's zoos `n stuff,
^^^Your best luck is to turn those EBTs at your local Korean Mini-Market. Of course those bastards will burn you for 30% in fees but what else you gonna do right? Suck it up, take the cash and go to your ink slinger and ask for monthly payments.
TWP, your hating on tattoos is hilarious. Lighten up dude. Its 2019, not everyone with a tattoo is a convict. And the roots of tattooing goes waaayyy further back then prisoners and criminals. Hell, Otxi the Iceman had a tattoo. He died some 6 thousand years ago.
The old question I've heard a number of times, "What'll you tell your grandkids when you get old and they ask about them? That's easy. "I'm going to go upstairs and bang your grandma."
That being said what kind of sick person would get a tattoo of a woman scrubbing a pig?
Me, that's who.
I was going for Sailor Jerry style pin up girl, but all southern and white trashy. The artist was like, "Dude, I can work with you on this!"