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Eighties trauma, in living color

A tattoo of Rainbow Brite tattooing a terrified Care Bear. Somebody actually chose to have this permanently engraved on her body. More totally rad real-life 1980s tattoos here.  I have Maggie Thatcher on my thigh. Not really. I wish I had chosen her instead of that girl from the Thompson Twins. (Real life Ray Dreher Sr. quote from the Eighties: “That band you like, the Thompson Twins? There’s three of ’em! I bet not a one named Thompson, either. And what’s this Talking Heads crap? Heads that talk? What the hell?”)


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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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