Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg has taken on a painful personal project. He’s having all of his tattoos removed.
“It’s the most excruciating thing I’ve ever experienced,” Wahlberg, who stars in the new film“Contraband,” told David Letterman last week. “It’s like someone flicking hot bacon grease on you over and over and over again.”He now has kids, and doesn't want them to get tattooed, so he takes the two older ones with him to watch how painful it is to get them removed.
I've always looked on tattoos and body piercings as a pretty negative thing, probably because of the association with circus freak shows, and very, very blue collar way of living. But I also associate them now with people who clearly have too much money to waste. When I see people dependent on governmental assistance (for either living or school) with sleeves (tattoos that cover the entire arm), it is rather like seeing welfare recipients with smart phones or cigarettes. I ask myself, "Why do you need the government's help? Because you spend money stupidly?"