Mystery Ink

Some bad tattoos spotted in the last 24 hours: young lad on Market Street with ‘Mum No. 1’ in 2in italic script under his left ear; bloke in his late 30s/early 40s near Afflecks with outlines of cartoonish footprints around his neck; same demographic, in North Tea Power after work last night, with what appeared to be a self portrait on the back of his right calf (he was wearing shorts, helpfully). The tat had a beard and glasses, tattooed man just had the beard; maybe he’d recently got contacts.

One in five British adults have tattoos, some more discreet than others. No problem with that, but if you’re displaying ink are you expecting others to read something into the artwork? I’m guessing self-portrait guy placed his to amuse his cat.


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