Don't get me wrong it's not that I have a problem with people and their tattoos. Just about everybody nowadays has a few of them.
Hell, some of the tattoos I've seen are awesome works of art.
But somewhere along the line you'd think people would use a little common sense before going under the needle.
Take accused murderer Jeffery Chapman who had the word "MURDER" tattooed in big bold letters all across the front of his neck.
Yeah, I suppose it's considered pretty bad ass in the gangster world he lives in.
But now all the sudden he wants the state to let him have it removed before his murder trial in Great Bend begins.
For some reason this he thinks it will hurt him once the jury sees it.
His argument is that his tattoo might cause the jury in his first degree murder trial to get the wrong impression about what a swell guy he really is.
The prosecutor in the case says he has no problem with Mr. Chapman having it removed but unfortunately the Barton County Police Department said there was no way they're going to transport him anywhere to have it done.
And because Kansas Law prohibits a tattoo artist from preforming his work anywhere but a state approved place of business that kind of puts the possibility of having it done at the jail house out of the equation.
From the day we're born till the day we die we all have choices to make.
The key to a happy and healthy life is to make wise decisions.
Mr. Chapman, you chose poorly.