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Sorry Loser.

July 13th, 2010 by

One thing that a lot of people often don’t take the time to realize is that tattoos are a lot like our personal actions.  When you take a particular action, the end results are often just as permanent as when you get a tattoo.  Sure, you can get a tattoo removed and you can potentially talk your way out of a crappy situation that your actions got you into, but in the end the fact remains that undoing what’s already been done is all too often a painful process.

When I was a kid I remember my teachers at school harping on me to think before I act.  It’s probably one of the better life lessons out there and it does make sense.  I mean, if we all just thought about things before we did them, the world would probably be a better place.  Easier said than done though, right?  Well, as I said before, there are similarities between the actions we take in life and getting a tattoo.  The one major difference however, is that I can often have sympathy for people who make the wrong decisions and want to change the end results.  When it comes to tattoos though, I just find it really hard to have sympathy for anyone when they decide that they don’t want their tattoo(s) anymore.  Add some truly psychopathic actions on top of a desire to have tattoos removed and surprise! – I completely lose all sympathy.

What am I talking about, you ask?  Well, 21-year-old Daniel Cowart of Bells, Tennessee recently pleaded guilty to eight federal charges, including planning to assassinate President Barack Obama.  Along with his friend Paul Schlesselman, the pair planned out a robbery and killing spree that would culminate with the assassination of then presidential candidate Obama.

Well now that Cowart has been arrested and had his trial and now that it is certain that he will go to prison, Mr Crazy Pants has decided that he wants to first have his tattoos removed.  One tattoo, on his left shoulder, is of a swastika and the other is an iron cross on his chest.

“The reason for Cowart’s request for the tattoo alteration was not clear, as his motion is still under seal. However, an unsealed response from U.S. Atty. Lawrence Laurenzi said that allowing Cowart to have the surgery would create a difficult precedent for the U.S. Marshals Service.

Cowart’s lawyer, Joe Byrd Jr., declined to talk to the newspaper about his motion, but said the government response should have been sealed as well.”

“Prosecutors also opposed the motion on the basis he would have to be moved from the Obion County Jail to the Madison County Jail for the surgery. “The Marshals Service is wary of setting a precedent whereby they are obligated to devote substantial resources to transporting and escorting inmates between facilities for the purposes of voluntary cosmetic surgery,” Laurenzi said.”‘

See what I mean about having to deal with the results of your actions?  This is a lesson in both life and tattoos!  It’s perfect and if this little cretin thinks he should be awarded any sort of special favours in terms of getting his tattoos removed, then he’s even crazier than I initially thought.  The bottom line here is that maybe Cowart is trying to turn his life around and doesn’t want to be associated with Nazi psychopaths any longer, but you know what?  Even if that’s the case I’m still having a really tough time feeling bad for him.  Maybe a nice long prison term will help him to learn that in the future, it’s better to think things over before acting.

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