This Just In: Tattoos Make You Look Like a Bad Ass

Good news for folks who, in the late ’90s, got drunk, got sentimental, and, along with their best friend (and much of the population), got tattooed with one of those silly Chinese symbols and really have no idea what said symbol means, but are marked with it – such a sign of the times! – on their lower back forever, or until they come up with the cash for removal. Not that we, um, know anyone in that position.

The good news is…tattoos are edgy again! So edgy, some San Antonio apartment complexes aren’t accepting tenants with tattoos. All right, full disclosure: They “"reject prospective tenants who have... tattoos exposed on the neck, head, hands and wrists, or large tattoos that cover over 40% of the lower or upper arm." A bit more ink than the Chinese symbol, but still. We had no idea anyone batted an eye at tattoos these days. We thought that today, only virginal, unmarked skin qualified as anti-establishment.

Although, devil ink, in our opinion, will never go out of style. – Cathy Matusow

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