The last 2 years I've noticed that especially with younger women, the tattoo seems to be almost a necessity on a man. One of the first questions that comes up is usually "Do you have any tats?" to which I answer usually "No, I'm a blank canvas, and I like it that way."
This is usually met with a scrunching of the nose like she smelled something bad. Like my social value just dropped by a factor of 10.
I don't get it. Judge me by my clothes, judge me by my walk, judge me by my talk, but dammit don't shut me down over the lack of ink. That is the dumbest thing in the world IMO.
I'm looking for a good zinger, something that when the next time the whole "tattoo" subject comes up and they say "Do you have any?" I want to have something C&F to throw back at them that establishes value without tats. I thought maybe "No, I don't need tats to show how badass I am." or something. But I'd like more humor.