Anyone for a Tatt?


Dear Hillary

Let me say first of all that I really appreciate your column and your replies to many farangs, some of them pretty stupid or ingenuous or just suckers.  I like your answers sometimes ironic or harsh and biting but always hitting the nail on the head.  But let me go on to my question.  Walking daily along Jomtien Beach I noticed that a remarkable number of Farangs are totally tattooed with picturesque, lustful pictures.

Meanwhile in the evening I enjoy watching Historic, Planet or Geographic TV channels.  Lately Historic is programming a series for TV showing how is life in jail even in a maximum security prison.  All inmates have their body entirely tattooed with funny or diabolical images.

Do you think dear Hillary that the above mentioned farangs are former convicts happily hosted by the city of Pattaya or are only exhibitionists?

Have a good day,

Concerned Farang

Dear Concerned Farang,

We will never know, will we, my Petal?  I suppose you could always go up and ask them if they have ever done ‘time’, but that could be considered a tad personal.  You could always take a camera and say you are going to publish a book on tattoos, and if they are merely exhibitionists they will jump at the opportunity.  If, however, they are escaped convicts, they will probably jump on you and your camera.  No, on reflection, you are better off going to Naklua Beach.