Appreciation of tattooing today is strictly on a decorative level. I mean then it was sort of like a rite of passage to me, and then it was — today it’s just sort of like keeping up with the Joneses because tattooing represents many things to many people. The ancient, they used to — the ancients would placate the Gods and invoke magic and scare their enemies and attract the opposite sex with their tattoos.1 And I don’t know what they’re doing today actually.

  1. Alone With A Girl, Pendulum Swing []
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