"Rebel spirit? Tattoos are the mark of a conformist desperate to fit in"
Tattoo? Hipster? Beardo? Skinny jeans? All nothing more than signs of conformism. Humans desperately want to belong to a club, a group, a coven which they believe can give their lives purpose, and meaning. And, so, they tat up, shave their head, go beardo, wear a particular fashion, or drive a Prius, the green secret handshake car.
Humans are herd animals, we all must conform to some extent, or be ostracized. I try and limit my conformities. If I did not I might actually have to deal with friends, and acquaintances. Egad!