In search of the Helen Clark tattoo


Absurd headline?   Think again.

If you get a tattoo, the general wisdom is that you’ll regret it later. Especially if you’re the kind of weirdo who wants to decorate themselves with some political message. People tend to get more conservative as they age; the red fist that shines from an angry teenager’s bicep doesn’t look as good when it’s sinking into the rubbery rhytides of a numbed and defeated 50-year-old loan manager. Don’t do anything permanent, for the sake of the callous old cynic you’ll inevitably become.

Like most general wisdom, this line neatly skids over a mess of buried presuppositions. Why shouldn’t your future self have to suffer constant embarrassment if they’re going to grow up to be boring?

So what am I talking about?   This guy


You have to be seriously off your trolley to have an old man tattooed on your back in the first place, let alone a crusty old scrote like Jeremy Corbyn.

But it did make me wonder…

…who in New Zealand is sporting a Helen Clark tattoo?


– Vice

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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