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Anyway, first time I saw this lusus naturae, I had to do a double-take (subsequent to a spit take, actually) just to make sure it wasn't a botched Frankenstein or something. But nope: it was unambiguously Mark E. Smith from out of the Fall.I bided my time and watched the guy for a while before I said something to him about it. Because, you know, he's obviously a pretty heavy fan of the Fall, and they can be a bit . . . uh, sectarian in my experience. But finally I said, "Hey, that's a huge tattoo of Mark E. Smith out of the Fall on your arm." And then I was so glad I did, because I didn't make his day, I made his year. It turned out that mine was the first positive ID of his tattoo ever. Guy's been walking around with Mark E. Smith on his arm for ten years, and nobody recognized it once.
Upshot: Come on, people now, smile on your brother: Reach out to those around you with Mark E. Smith tattoos.