I was at the bowling alley and saw a young man (late teens, early 20s) with a tattoo on the back of his neck. It was an American Flag, upside down.
Now, I’m a fan of body art. You won’t find me picketing a tattoo parlor. So the issue was not, in the least, the tattoo. It was the tattoo that he had chosen and why.
The upside down flag had me curious. So I went up to this young man and asked, “Excuse me, why did you get a tattoo of an upside down American flag?”
His answer was simple, “Freedom of expression, man. Freedom of expression.”
Well…I’m a huge believer of that Amendment, too.
But I was still curious. So I went on, “Totally agree. But, do you know what an upside down American flag symbolizes?”
He had a blank look on his face.
“It signals that…
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