Anthony McCarthy, of Echidne of the Snakes argues against a Boston Globe piece that suggests that “tattoos and piercings are actually signals of biological quality” ‚Äî based on body symmetry. Interesting…

I don’t know about the folks these people measured, but I’ve known plenty of men and, more recently, women with tattoos who, otherwise symmetrical or not, were anything but desirable spouses. Some of the men, in particular, I’ve observed who indulged the art are notably rotten parents. Rest assured, I’ve also known people with tattoos who were perfectly fine and attractive, the tattoo didn’t make the person, though when it gets out of hand it generally makes you wonder.