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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Thornton P. Knowles On Tattoos

I don't understand why so many middle class people are now permanently marking themselves up with tattoos. One would think that in a culturally evolving society, fewer and fewer people would engage in such behavior. At one time, to see a man or woman literally covered in tattoos, you had to fork over freak show admission. Not anymore. Recently, in downtown Wheeling, I saw a shirtless fat guy with a massive tattoo of West Virginia imprinted on his back. I'm a trained psychologist, and I just don't get it.

Thornton P. Knowles

4 comments:

  1. You know what? I think you ought to compile all of dear Mr. Knowles' quotations into a book. Maybe an eBook! The world needs more of his wit and wisdom, even if it is a bit curmudgeonly! I like the way he's his own man and has his own opinions and defies any labels!

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    1. Thank you for the suggestion. I'll think about it.

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  2. "The difference between tattooed people and non-tattooed people is tattooed people don't judge non-tattooed people."

    I am a tattooed, educated woman who didn't get her first until 25. 10 years later I have over 60 and plan to continue on.

    To each their own :)

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    1. Im sure Dr. Knowles would agree with your "to each his own" sentiment. Some people like and understand tattoos and others don't.

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