Some opinions on tattoos that ought to make you mad.
They are regarded as low-class (whatever your economic
background, even that of a TV star). And rightly so. The only exception is the military tattoo. That is a badge of
honour nobody could object to.
Over tattoos, the world divides into two camps – “body art”
versus “tramp stamp”. I am firmly in the tramp-stamp corner. I’ve
never had one, never considered having one, and never will. Indeed,
I regard my greatest triumph of mothering as having kept my
daughter out of tattoo parlours.
I hate tattoos, except on young Maori men. I believe
they’re banned in our religion, but I could be wrong