Bearing The Mark, Sport’s Tattoos: True Dedication or Blind Stupidity?

February 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In my senior year of high school, I traveled to Europe to visit my brother who was studying abroad.
We trekked around from country to country, London to Paris, Paris to Barcelona, Barcelona to Geneva, Geneva to Interlocken, Interlocken back to Paris. And as I am waiting at the station in Paris for a midnight train to head to Amsterdam, this guy walks past me and gives me a funny look.
Now I didnt think about it much at first, I mean I'm a 17 year old American kid rocking a tye die t-shirt, dirty jeans and a New York Mets cap on —I probably deserved to get strange looks.
But after a couple minutes, this guy comes walking back and says to me, "Hey, you really a Mets fan or do you just wear the hat?"
I was caught off guard, but responded tentatively, "Oh, yeah I like the Mets."
So this guy pulls up his left shirt sleeve and shows me this tattoo that looks like just this barbed wire picture around his bicep, but as I look closer, I realize that i...

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