MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Both the Department of National Defense and the Philippine National Police have opposed the lifting of “no tattoo” rule for potential recruits.
“Any good reason why we will lift it? We would like to keep it that way…The military imposes strict rules on haircut and even mustache, why not tattoo? Tattoos are ugly and connotes gangster image,” Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Monday.
Upon hearing of Lorenzana’s comments, Presidential daughter Sara Duterte, speaking from China; and Whang-0d, the last remaining mambabatok (tattoo artist), speaking from Sagada both said:
”Do I look like a ganster?”