See, World War II was just over with when I got my first tattoo, and that was one of the things that put my interest about tattooing — that I was 10 years old and two months to the day when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. So, I remember the whole Second World War.1 You wouldn’t have the coverage, you didn’t have CNN back in those days, and a kid doesn’t read a newspaper, you hear adults talking about the war. And if you went to the Saturday afternoon movie, it would — they had the newsreels and the motion pictures in the theaters. So, what happened was that guys would come home with tattoos, and they have a tattoo here and a tattoo there, kind of to me they seemed like well, travel marks or stickers on their luggage.

  1. Basement, Warpath []
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