Okay, some folks might not find this too funny (Prov. 17:22, 14:13), but we're not making this up. Rather in light of certain official ecclesiastical pronouncements on the subject which one could be presumably excommunicated for disagreeing with, it could be considered quite relevant. Over at the papist libertarian LewRockwell site they have a mp3 podcast/interview entitled - believe it or not - "Tattoo Depression". (They got the free market Austrian economics wired, but leave something obviously to be desired in the religion department.) It seems in an financial downturn, according to the economist interviewed and what your common sense might tell you, people turn conservative. They start saving money, women's hemlines drop etc. So too it seems with tattoos and body piercings, all those popular and hip pagan post Christian fads. People - employers, employees, the general public - retreat from all that far out way cool stuff.