People might object to psychological/social profiling on the basis of having tattoos; but let's be honest, here. For every one normal individual who
simply wants a tattoo as a form of artistic expression, there's anywhere between ten and fifty who, putting it simply, are Orcs trapped in human
bodies. I actually have nothing whatsoever against Orcs; I played one in World of Warcraft for nearly three years.
I do, however, think that it is inappropriate for tattoo wearers to attempt to deny their usual degree of barbarism. If you are in reality a refugee
who somehow ended up in a human body by mistake, you have my sympathy; but
dishonesty is not honourable.
Again, I know that tattoo wearers are likely going to think I'm a bigot for the above; I'm not. The bottom line, though, is that mainstream society
and tattoos simply don't mix, as far as I'm concerned. You wouldn't wear a three piece suit while you were out camping in the woods, somewhere; a
tattoo is basically the same situation, in reverse. Tattoos are nearly always worn by feral (euphemistically "free spirited,") personalities; and
given that to a certain extent, I am such myself, I would be a hypocrite if I had a problem with that. I don't have a problem with it; what I have a
problem with is trying to gain mainstream acceptance for tattoos, especially given that being mainstream most likely means being in a lot of places
that the archetypical tattoo wearer is not going to want to be anyway.
In trying to advocate that tattoos are (or can be) "normal," you're likely trying to please a group of people who are not going to like you anyway,
and you most likely won't like them. I've been accused of being a freak for most of my life, in one way or another; I've actually come to value it
and view it as an advantage, now. For me, normalcy means dysfunction. So if people think you're a freak because you wear tattoos, let them.
As for Christians not being able to wear crosses in public, cry me a river, guys; as you very predictably will. As I've mentioned before, I carry
medallions of both Kali and Durga Ma in my wallet, but they stay in there; they don't get shown to anybody unless the person in question is someone I
feel a strong degree of trust for. Apart from anything else, this is because I am aware that having them on display all the time would make me a
hypocrite. Jesus also talked about the left hand not knowing what the right is doing; he wouldn't want you flaunting your colours at every possible
So don't do it. Keep it to yourselves. Jesus knows his own, and that should be enough for you.
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