Best Tattoo of the Year? [Pic]

Submitted by: Fancys_Asst 7 years ago

Ex-soldier has all 232 names of men killed in Afghanistan tattooed on his body--if you"re gonna get ink, make it count.
There are 108 comments:
Female 204
wow this man should be honored or something. i know i would never do that.
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Male 21
all i gotta say is dang.. i don`t think i`d ever have the balls to do that, hence, me not serving the country. wow. you go man.
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Female 372
This is really touching.
It upsets me that people are being so rude about this guy`s tattoo. He`s out fighting for his country, and what do you do all day?
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Male 124
helenzass,.... oh where to start, well i see that LornZhas has put it all far more elgently thn i can ever do with the pent-up frustration i have fighting to get out throu my hands right now. and no that is not a threat i mean typing.
Here in the states we have something called freedom of speach. That has been bought with the blood of warrors for 100`s of years. And we will keep doing so because every time your type opens your big ungrateful mouth to bitch oh i mean express your freedom of speach all we hear is a big "THANK YOU" so im going to take the far less elegent and consice route LornZhas took and say "stuff it" there that my freedom of speach and thats the end of my rant. oh and by the way i have payed my way to that right to hold this opion, what have you done?
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Male 592
it is a sin against god to kill another human being, but if you kill them in a war its all thumbs up ;)
but seriously, two of my best mates are wannabe raf material and are always going on about respecting the dead... and i guess this guy did just that.
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Female 39
I highly respect this man and all he is standing for. He is honoring every man who has given it all for a cause that is worthing something to such a vast amount of people. Every name on his back, every face that they go to, deserves to be remembered and respected.
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Female 39
Helenzass, I would think someone of your age would have more of a brain. Putting the whole horrid grammar/spelling/punctation aside, I have NEVER been more insulted by someoneone`s comment. The men and women you call murders are fighting for a cause that is apparently above and beyond your level of comprehension. They fight to free a nation whose leader was a cold-blooded murderer and one who has been oppressed for so long. Would you not want a savior after having to live through a hell like that? More than that, these men and women fight for the honor and pride in their country, they stand tall in the face of danger, and their lives, the blood they shed, is what keeps our world worth living in. You have no reason, no right, to call them murderers. Their lives are put on the line daily, their livinging conditions are horrid, they tolerate so much to help others - to help their nation - to bring peace to a war-ridden world.
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Female 301
thats really sweet in kind of a depressing way
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Male 1
wow... celebrated murderers, really helenzass?. I oppose the war but your comments are insulting to say the lest. You say its there choice, Ok yes its there choice to be in the military,and yes they know what there going to have to do. As for where they are sent and what reasons there sent there is of no choice of theirs. Don`t blame the soldiers, blame the goverment.
Also thats a hell of a memorable tattoo good for him.
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Female 150
Celebrated murderers? Sure, I guess you can think of it that way. I mean those people were killed or may be killed, but whatever. Lets bash them because they think they are doing something right.
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Female 33
eh wtf this whole war thing annoys me so much
it was their choice to go kill people why are they counted as pure heroes?
bit harsh but theyre celebrated murderers? like i understand fighting the nazis, fighting for a reason
but all were doin in the middle east is interfering in nothing to do with us!
rant over! p.s. don`t go on to me like ooh my cousins over there or whatever doesn`t change my opinion!
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Male 150
I want that tat! I`m too warrior-obsessed to not have it.
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Female 5
Iit`s a tattoo that he won`t regret. It has meaning.
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Male 26
It`s things like these that make me feel like poo that I can`t do my part...
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Female 517
Edgarska19 "too bad they died in a war that had nothing to do with us."
Because of sayings like this one, our world is apathetic. Every war has something to do with you. I`m not telling you to go and be active in every whatever, but at least be aware to what is happenin in your world, and have an opinion of your own (Just recommending, thats all).
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Female 688
i cant decide if i like the script. but wow
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Male 1,045
great memento of our fallen brothers.

too bad they died in a war that had nothing to do with us.

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Male 354
true momma very true
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Female 423
awesome, but ouch armpit tattoo.
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Female 474
nakoninja- brothers AND sisters in arms, brave men AND women, women serve in the military too.
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Female 3,828
awesome
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Male 123
KittenCereal get the drat off the internet.
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Male 703
thats dedication... it might not be much but i bet it means a lot to these soldiers family and friends
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Male 354
few things in life make me tear up.. this is one of those things. this man has a real memory of what goes on over there and is remembering his fallen brothers in arms. if ANY can ridicule or call that a waste they are not the type of person i would want to associate with. this man did something to always remind him what happens during a war and to remember the brave men that lost their lives. whether or not you agree with the war however should not change the meaning of this tat. i had thought i lost my cousin to this war at one point and the simple fact that i know his name will not be on that guys back is an emotion i can not begin to describe. if i could i would gladly buy this man a few rounds.

i know this seems jumbled and unorganized but with how i feel right now its hard to think straight. once again though this is a man i will salute and respect for the rest of my life

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Female 354
Okay, so I`ve noticed that alot of the comments on here are rude or brash.
Seriously, how can we sit here and tell this guy his tattoo is stupid when he went overseas as we sat here and did jacksh*t.
I admire this guy for remembering what I`m sure are many of his close friends.
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Female 956
um. LAME.
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Female 330
hey, Ari--, yeah, sober up, then get sooooo f***in wasted and die alone in an alley for me, kay? Or you could just avoid posting remarks like yours on here, mmmkay?
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Female 119
ok, i am drunk and i just got engaged to a soldier, but louscannon, "unjustifiable" deaths?! it`s a f*cking war, people die, get over it. they served their country, it`s not "unjustifiable".
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Male 599
aye. What an non-nice individual
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Female 3,598
he`s a walking monument!!
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Male 292
poo list?
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Male 295
omg i freaked the drat our when i thought i saw my name, bet then i realized it said Jobo Harrison
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Male 38
Could`ve got a decent tat there if it wasn`t for all those unjustifiable deaths.
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Female 12
First off, what an amazing tattoo!!

RipJack-I have 4 and 3 of them are still raised up. Its not a dirty needle. Its scar tissue and also how the person`s body reacts.

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Male 4,680
All those who reckon noamfer is actually a troll say "Aye".
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Male 153
JoshT, Leesah, I see the granny porn & live in basement until he`s 30 and raise you "won`t have sex until he`s 40"
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Female 108
RipJack, that`s what a tattoo looks like shortly after it is done.
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Female 91
thats amazing <3
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Female 185
RipJack said
"he got tattoed with a dirty needle. im pretty sure its not supposed to swell like that."

They do when they are fresh, as most of the names look. Also they will be risen if the artist went to deep with the ink/needles creating to much scar tissue.

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Female 395
thats a really touching tribute. you might not agree with the war or support it, but i think everyone can agree that if you`re gonna get a tattoo that means something, you can`t get much more meaningful than this.
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Female 4,447
You don`t have any tattoos, do you RipJack?
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Male 815
i admire him...i have great respect for our soldiers...if it wasnt for them, we wouldnt have anything...RIP, heroes
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Male 5,314
"Why are all the names on his back American names?
"Craig O`donnel, Bryan Budd?"
What he did is obviously out of respect for those people ,but they weren`t the the body count left by him."

you obviously missed Ivano Violino

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Male 124
he got tattoed with a dirty needle. im pretty sure its not supposed to swell like that.
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Male 2,085
Hey Imyownpeople, c u next tuesday!
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Male 302
Fair play, although he`s probably killed just as many himself.
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Male 17
Why are all the names on his back American names?
"Craig O`donnel, Bryan Budd?"
What he did is obviously out of respect for those people ,but they weren`t the the body count left by him.
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Male 3,296
he is going to run out of canvass soon
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Male 716
The sad part is that he`s going to have to keep adding more names because the world is stupid.
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Male 610
makes my sister`s ankle stars seem kinda pathetic
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Male 268
I do not care if he British, American, Australian, French, Yellow, Green , Orange, OR black with pink polka dots, I find what he did to be cool and respectful to his following county men
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Male 201
Admirable, but if things were right then there would be no names on there.
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Male 1,837
image wise, its that all that great, but message wise, its amazing.
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Female 163
"Worst tattoo. Get the drat out of Afghanistan stupid Americans. And don`t waste your money on making your body uglier just to remember those people that nobody should care about. (They don`t exist so drat them)"

hahaha Britain`s got comedic talent.

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Male 1,220
You would think a sticky note would solve a lot of problems here...
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Male 670
that sir, is an epic tat
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Male 807
wow...thats actually not bad
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Female 241
I really hope it dosen`t have to be, Opie.
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Female 4,376
Pretty nice tribute though it`s sad that they even had to die in the first place. Senseless war in my opinion.
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Female 15,763
Is it a continual work in progress?
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Female 472
I think this is a fitting tribute to his fellow brothers in arms. Even if he didn`t know them personally, it really is the thought that counts.

I`ll never support this war we are in, but I will always support our troops. The sacrifices soldiers make for thier countries should never be forgotten.

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Female 147
There are women on the list too.
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Male 819
"toshay... lol."

It`s "Touche"...

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Male 25,416
Player!
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Male 95
/salute
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Female 15
Now let`s see someone tattoo all the names of the Afghanis they`ve killed...
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Male 3,057
@ Patchouly: Thank you for those words. As a recently retired soldier who served combat tours alongside Brits in both Afghanistan and Iraq your statement means a lot.

@ noamfer: You officially with the IAB Ignorant Little Git Award of the week.

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Female 135
"If he ran into a group of Afghanis with names like Ben Ford, David Hicks, Lee Johnson and Ralph Johnson, he should probably play the lottery."

toshay... lol.

i think what he did is pretty awesome. and it doesnt matter if he knew them personally. he appreciates what they did for the country so he made a personal/permenant tribute to them.

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Male 819
"It almost looks like he got them all done at once, which would be pretty impressive."

Check out FitzySpyder`s link. He did. And sadly he is going to have a lot of names to add in a year....

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Male 819
@bungled: He didn`t serve in Afghanistan and hasn`t served since 1996, so it`s just patriotism and has nothing to do with ptsd.

Can people stop saying America this America that.... America`s lost over 900 soldiers in Afghanistan. This person is clearly from the UK... If you think you have an opinion that deserves to be heard, get your facts straight first.

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Male 45
It almost looks like he got them all done at once, which would be pretty impressive.
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Female 60
God bless him and His. He was a lucky one. I pray my husbands name never ends up on that list.
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Male 10
"did he know them all personally?
no?
then it`s just silly"
Don`t get dragons tattooed on you unless you`ve seen one personally.
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Female 538
I would agree that no one should tattoo a band or sports team on their body.
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Male 271
ptsd
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Male 795
Good on him.
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Female 36
i`d say its men and women killed in service...awesome thing to do for his fellow soldiers.
always remember, never forget.
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Male 1,929
wow, thank god he didn`t live during one of the world wars.
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Female 573
Good for him. :-) I love tattoos that have an actual meaning to them and not something stupid and pointless. All the tattoos I have or will be getting or tattoos with meaning and memories. And usually in a spot that is visual so the whole world can see it. (E.G. my hand)
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Male 2,553
>lukas
Surprised because he`s from Europe? Heck, we`re relatively small countries here, granted, but it`s like you knowing how many cubans have died in foreign conflicts this year. IF he is from the UK, then your statement is valid. Otherwise, no. Different countries in Europe have VERY different cultures.
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Male 47
"did he know them all personally?
no?
then it`s just silly"

so by that rationale no one should ever have the name of a band or a sports team they like tattooed on them unless they know all the members personally? genius.

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Female 7,838
Thank you Patchouly, you beat me to it. Those men/boys do not make policy. They deserve our thanks and respect, and if we don`t like what they are asked to do then we have the right to protest, both in the ballot box, and if need be on the streets. Both these things are denied to many in the world, and lads like this have died to help us have that right. Don`t abuse that-when you get old enough, use your vote wisely.
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Female 4,039
Nice to see a tattoo with a real meaning. Sad though.
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Female 1,566
Josh, I see your granny porn and raise you a "will live in parents basement until he`s 30".
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Male 7,585
damn
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Female 170
i don`t really like tats, but this is kinda sweet
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Male 56
bets being taken on noamfer being a smelly virgin tramp beating off to granny porn?
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Female 1,566
"Get the drat out of Afghanistan stupid Americans."

^ 13 year old boy who thinks he`s totally non-conformist and straightedge for being against a war he knows nothing about.

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Male 1,815
did he know them all personally?
no?
then it`s just silly
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Male 3,425
Wow Noamfer, another immature 13 - 17 year old who doesn`t even know what they`re talking about... For a start, these are British soliders, the American death toll is at about 800, I`m surprised you don`t know that judging as you`re from Europe. Secondly, we have every reason to be in Afghanistan, if you knew anything about the wars, maybe you would know that rather than just spouting what you heard some guy say on the radio. Finally, these men have died for their country, they should be remembered. Sure this is a bit of different way of doing it, but at least this guy has respect for them, you really need to learn it.
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Female 9,402
I may not agree with the war, but I do support people who are patriotic. USA, USA, USA!
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Male 2,076
woah there noamfer, I don`t support the war in iraq&afghanistan either ...but "don`t waster your money on making your body uglier just to remember those people that nobody should care about"?

what the heck is your problem?

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Male 14,330
@Noamfer

ROFL you fail. If your gonna be an a$$hole you should probably check your facts first.

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Female 299
not best, but most thoughtful and deep.
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Male 4,746
Supporting the war and respecting the troops is two different things. These kids go over to fight because their country asks them to. You can debate whether their country had the right to ask, but you shouldn`t disrespect the kids for going. With the crap some of them see, they are forever changed. Some of these older vets are still greatly affected and it`s been many years.

We shall not forget.

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Male 3,819
"Is it people he killed or his friends that died? Still coolio tho"

If he ran into a group of Afghanis with names like Ben Ford, David Hicks, Lee Johnson and Ralph Johnson, he should probably play the lottery.

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Male 2,050
Go drat yourself Noamfer
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Female 1,798
god bless him and the troops.

noamfer: grow the heck up, you immature little twat. why don`t you join the military, live in the Hell that is afghanistan, then come back and talk? jeez, it`s idiots like YOU who make me wish stupid people didn`t exist.

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Male 119
Here is the article this came from
Soldier Gets Memorial Tattoo
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Male 171
Noamfer - These are British soldiers
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Male 119
"Noamfer
Male, 13-17, Europe
45 Posts Friday, November 13, 2009 8:15:36 AM
Worst tattoo. Get the drat out of Afghanistan stupid Americans. And don`t waste your money on making your body uglier just to remember those people that nobody should care about. (They don`t exist so drat them)"

Hey, just so you know, Shaun Clark is British, and every name on his body is the name of a British Soldier killed in Afghanistan.

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Male 330
Sad...

This just shows the incredible camaraderie our military has. Support our troops even if you don`t support the war.

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Male 95
thats one ugly tattoo
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Male 172
Worst tattoo. Get the drat out of Afghanistan stupid Americans. And don`t waste your money on making your body uglier just to remember those people that nobody should care about. (They don`t exist so drat them)
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Male 3,619
...core
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Female 19
Is it people he killed or his friends that died? Still coolio tho
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Male 148
dope
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Female 1,780
Link: Best Tattoo of the Year? [Pic] [Rate Link] - Ex-soldier has all 232 names of men killed in Afghanistan tattooed on his body--if you`re gonna get ink, make it count.
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