Getting the needle

BRITAIN is said to have been in recession for years. But is that true?

Apparently, the average person is struggling to pay bills, rent and even feed themselves, according to reports.

However, it has recently been revealed in the national news that the number of tattoo parlours in Britain has doubled in just three years.

In Hull, a city generally viewed as being poor and impoverished, this increase has been from four to 34 tattoo parlours.

Tattoos are incredibly expensive, but the 100 per cent increase in tattoo parlours is down to increased demand.

Food and shelter are basic human needs but not tattoos. They are not at all necessary.

If the recession is that bad, then would one not expect tattoo parlours to vanish completely rather than double in number?

And could it mean that many people are actually having expensive tattoos and then claiming that they are unable to afford food and pay bills? Or is the recession a fabrication?

Dale Edwards, Newborough Street, Bootham, York.

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12:43pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Prob says...

We're not in recesssion.

also, tattoos aren't all that expensive.
We're not in recesssion. also, tattoos aren't all that expensive. Prob

1:12pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Buzz Light-year says...

What a weird letter.
What a weird letter. Buzz Light-year

12:17pm Fri 16 Nov 12

J-Dawg says...

That's like saying ...

Apparently, the average person is struggling to pay bills, rent and even feed themselves, according to reports yet people still have a TV and pay for a telephone line. Surely the use of telephones, computers and newspapers will die out at they would rather know what's going on than eat?

Or maybe, it's the people who can afford to eat and have spare cash that are using them.

Perhaps "Dale Edwards" should do a survey of the patrons of such tattoo parlours to find the truth rather than making up a random rant to the Press?
That's like saying ... Apparently, the average person is struggling to pay bills, rent and even feed themselves, according to reports yet people still have a TV and pay for a telephone line. Surely the use of telephones, computers and newspapers will die out at they would rather know what's going on than eat? Or maybe, it's the people who can afford to eat and have spare cash that are using them. Perhaps "Dale Edwards" should do a survey of the patrons of such tattoo parlours to find the truth rather than making up a random rant to the Press? J-Dawg

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