Has anyone noticed the coarsening of our culture since B.J. Clinton occupied the oval orifice? I'm talking about tattoos , piercings, foul language , scrotums hanging from trailer hitches etc. I'm not talking about your run of the mill bottom feeders. I see professional, highly educated people with Chinese characters tattooed on their arms that probably translate to "Mu Shu Pork". I also see a lot of lower back tattoos (tramp stamps). (I'm always looking to see if one is a "map to dry land").
It's usually the people on welfare that have the nicest tattoos. We joke that if someone has at least three piercings, five tattoos and a full body tan you can bet they're on Medicaid. I like the three hundred pound 40 year old gals that have a "Tweety Bird" on their hips. I feel like telling them, "I really didn't find you attractive till I saw your body art". The same people who come to a hospital to have a wart taken off under general anesthesia will go into some sleazy parlor and have some stranger paint and pierce them.
I met a W.W. ll veteran who had some racy tattoos. He told me he had to cover them up in public when he returned from the Pacific. My father had four tattoos, he wore long sleeve shirts even in the summer. Now there is 600 million dollars in the stimulus package for tattoo removal. Since the government paid for the original scar why shouldn't they pay for their removal? Even after being removed the skin grafts are not attractive. My daughter once was fleetingly considering getting a tattoo when she turned twenty one. I told her how I felt, but she was an adult. I told her she could get as many as she wanted. The only thing I asked was that her first tattoo say "WHITE TRASH".
I never got a tattoo, probably because of my father. I don't have any piercings because I always hope to end life with the same amount of openings I started with.