IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?

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IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?

Postby Unicorn » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:36 am

This has always confused me, if you are a criminal why have a body identifying tattoo. Just a thought? Is it a way to identify people, it must be. So Why?

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Postby olive » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:02 am

Agreed. But there will also be many who ask why have a tattoo?

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Postby Pamela1 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:23 am

It's all part of being in a gang isn't it, they have some kind of symbolic markings or art work that is relevant to their gang..

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Postby peteroldracer » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:34 am

My ex - a consultant psychiatrist - used to say that having a tattoo was an indicator of a sociopath. Seems to make sense!
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Postby Wicksey » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:37 am

Oh dear .... I've never been called one of those before. Mine is very pretty .... not a gangland style one :angel:

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Postby spanish_lad » Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:55 am

Theres an international criminal tattoo database - theres a documentry or 20 on youtube about it
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Postby Manchesteral » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:31 pm

I have a number of tattoos, I have never knowingly engaged in criminal activity, I got mine 50 years ago when I was a seaman, mostly in Asia, King Frederick of Denmark had Tattoos !
In my youth tattoos were a symbol of liberty and independence almost every seaman I knew had them, today, however I think the connotations are probably different !

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Postby katy » Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:33 pm

Criminals have tattoos just like the rest of young people because they are now trendy. Perhaps they didn’t know they would become criminals at the time. Footballers, media stars have them too. What relevance does it have to the law in Spain?

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Postby Manchesteral » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:12 pm

katy wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:33 pm Criminals have tattoos just like the rest of young people because they are now trendy. Perhaps they didn’t know they would become criminals at the time. Footballers, media stars have them too. What relevance does it have to the law in Spain?
I was wondering that myself !

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Postby Wicksey » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:38 pm

Manchesteral wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:12 pm
katy wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:33 pm Criminals have tattoos just like the rest of young people because they are now trendy. Perhaps they didn’t know they would become criminals at the time. Footballers, media stars have them too. What relevance does it have to the law in Spain?
I was wondering that myself !
:lol: yeah, me too. Having nothing better to do, I thought I'd join in anyway :wink:

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Postby Wicksey » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:42 pm

http://www.surinenglish.com/lifestyle/2 ... 25647.html

On the subject of tattoos .... not sure of the significance of the toilet roll though in the main picture.

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Postby Pamela1 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:09 pm

Wicksey how are things going? are you back on your feet yet?

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Postby gretch » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:57 pm

Tattoos? I once went to a lecture given by a senior police officer, and on the question of ‘how can you identify a criminal’ one thing he said, “Virtually all the criminals I know that have been arrested, had a in their pocket, therefore, does this mean anyone carrying a handkerchief is a criminal?”

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Re: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?

Postby Wicksey » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:23 am

Pamela1 wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:09 pm Wicksey how are things going? are you back on your feet yet?
Not yet Pamela, hence the amount of time I am spending writing inane comments on here :( I have improved, but when I try to do too much I end up having to rest up and do nothing, so am spending far too long on my laptop at the moment writing about my tattoo :lol: I'd rather be out walking!

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Postby Pamela1 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:08 pm

I'm glad to hear that you have improved a little, i can imagine that you will be feeling very frustrated. My daughter broke her ankle, she is wearing a moon boot for support when she moves around but like you if she does too much she pays for it and has to rest up. It shouldn't be much longer now before you will be seen at hospital, time is marching on.
Wicksey i have a little tattoo also, i wonder if that makes me a sociopath...along with everyone i know who has one and there isn't many people i know who doesn't. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Wicksey » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:16 pm

Pamela1 wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:08 pm Wicksey i have a little tattoo also, i wonder if that makes me a sociopath...along with everyone i know who has one and there isn't many people i know who doesn't. :lol: :lol: :lol:
I never used to like tattoos but in recent years they have become so commonplace and much prettier, that I really fancied having one, and in fact, then having it enlarged as I liked it so much! Mine's about 6" x 4" overall, so not so little :wink: It's based on my favourite flowers in my wedding bouquet, freesias.

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Postby Pamela1 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:33 pm

You will never tire of it Wicksey having chosen something which has a lot of meaning to you. :)

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Re: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?

Postby peteroldracer » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:45 pm

Pamela1 wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:33 pm You will never tire of Wicksey..
Just as well, as a change of mind may be impossible, painful, or difficult!
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Re: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?

Postby Wicksey » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:51 pm

I was over 50 when I had it done and it wasn't spur of the moment. It's young people that have ones that are very visible (on hands and necks) that may well be regretting them in later years. You do see some awful ones on the TV programmes. My tattooist was a good artist and she did it from a photo of flowers, so it is unique to me, not one from a catalogue.

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Postby El Cid » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:00 pm

This is the best one I have seen

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