being a banjo picker isn’t easy

To be a banjo picker. Not as clear as you might think. There are panjo pickers who own a banjo. And then there are banjo pickers who simply haven’t decided which one to buy. Picking banjo is hard either way.

trust me, hold my (tattooed) hand

pirate arm

Symbols talk very loudly, tattoos included. We’ll see doctors and psychologists with tattooed sleeves and backs, maybe even neck. What does that say about the person? Not necessarily anything about their competence, but how does it make a patient feel or think? It’s an interesting clash of old norms and unspoken rules and today’s society of, should we call it, popular visual self-expression.