This website has discussed the inadvisability of wearing a fisherman-style “shoot me first vest” to conceal a firearm in public (unless you’re fishing). Tactically speaking an SMFV is nothing compared to an aggressive tattoo. Ever since the dawn of time tattoos have elevated wimpy dudes to tough guy status. And for good reason. Withstanding the pain of thousands of not-so-tiny needle pricks is proof positive that the canvas’ pain threshold is higher than elephant eye-height summertime corn. A fact that doesn’t escape the bad guys when they begin an attack by taking out the obvious alpha. In other words, if you’re tatted up the wazoo, you might as well ink a target on your forehead. (Not to give these idiots ideas.) Think long-term genetic survival. Keep the body art on the DL.