Sometimes an article about non-political subjects (n this case, tattoo removal) contains an unexpected nugget of patriotism.
After hearing about Melanie Griffith wanting to remove her “Antonio” tattoo in the wake of divorce from Mr. Banderas, and some other stories of tattoo regret, we get this bit about Johnny Ford:
There is an alternative to having them removed: Get even more to cover up the offending art. “I had a voluptuous nude fairy with wings riding a guitar on my arm from the 1980s,” says Johnny Ford , 42, a musician and New York City-based tattoo artist. “After 9/11, I had a wife and baby and thought it would be a good idea to join the army, but you’re not allowed tattoos with naked females. In the Middle East that’s considered very taboo.” His solution? “I had it covered with a skull design and roses.” <Market Watch, link>
How about that: a man with a new wife and baby is inspired to join our all-volunteer army in the wake of the 9/11 attack on America.
I don’t know if he went ahead and enlisted, but I like the spirit, and we need more patriots now more than ever if we are going to regain our heritage and save our country.