Firefighter Tattoos and First Amendment Protection

BY JOHN K. MURPHY and BETH L. MURPHY In today's society, many people tend to misjudge tattoos or not understand the true psychology behind them. Many people who see someone with multiple tattoos will automatically think negative thoughts. For hundreds of years, tattoos have been a question from a psychological standpoint; many people have associated tattoos with criminals in the past. As we are finding out, many "noncriminals" and professionals have elaborate tattoos as well. A tattoo can tell you a lot about the individual and his past. Although some tattoos may be a bit frightening, that individual may have gotten the tattoos in his past and has turned out to be nothing like t...

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