There’s another new tattoo parlour opened between my house and my daughter’s school. They seem to be springing up on every High Street.
Is this a function of demand for tattoos? Judging by the European Championships, no modern footballer is complete without at least one limb etched in ink. Are so many people having tats now that the parlours can afford to be on the High Street?
Or is it simply that High Street retail space is so fabulously degraded now that tattoo parlours can afford it?
And does that suggest that people are having more tats because tattoo parlours are both more numerous and more visible, thus suggesting that skin art is now socially acceptable and even desirable?
If so, tattoo omnipresence is a function of the rise of online shopping. And is therefore another thing to blame on Amazon.