Tat­too-un­em­ployed link a gen­er­al­i­sa­tion

Southern Telegraph - - OPINION - David Rud­man Port Kennedy

P Brad­shaw’s let­ter, Ex­pen­sive tat­toos on the un­em­ployed (3/4) is a tad harsh.

There is re­ally no need to gen­er­alise and many would feel it is of­fen­sive to state that peo­ple have “art­work” to avoid em­ploy­ment. How­ever, it could be ar­gued tat­toos are no longer re­bel­lious be­cause they are ubiq­ui­tous and, iron­i­cally the real rebels are the non-pierced, non-inked fra­ter­nity, be­cause there are so few of us left. As Eve­lyn Beatrice Hall said of Voltaire: “I dis­ap­prove of what you say, but I de­fend to the death your right to say it.”

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