Would Duke be as memorable without his tattoos?

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Re: Would Duke be as memorable without his tattoos?

Post by folkshot » 12 Jun 2018, 11:22

I definitely think his tattoos made him memorable. If you see him do his act once, then saw him again on the street you'd prob recognize him. With no tats, prob would not give him a second glance.

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Post by Roggyrus » 12 Jun 2018, 15:41

Tattoos could give an impression that a man is trendy or has some quirkiness in him. It also gives an impression of a freaky nature, just like earrings in males. Or also an endurance for pain, as it is made without anesthesia. And one more implication, if you love being inflicted with pain, then you are a sadist, perverted.

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Post by DorcasToo » 13 Jun 2018, 01:16

Yes. The tattoos give him the dangerous Duke vibe. It brings out his character

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Post by KFree_Reads » 14 Jun 2018, 21:40

I think it's a combination. As a reader who likes to see the characters that I read about in my mind's eye his tattoos would be an important aspect. However, the story behind a character, for me, usually intrigues me far more than physical appearances unless it is absolutely something noteworthy.

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Post by AWANDO OGUTU » 14 Jun 2018, 21:54

I'm opined that tattoos don't make a person more famous. Yes, he will look unique . I think someone personality and charisma is what brings him fame.

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Post by AWANDO OGUTU » 16 Jun 2018, 00:06

Tattoos are just like any other marks on the body with only exception that they are man made. I'm yet to know of a person who became a world icon because of having tattooed bodies.

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Post by EricaWilson » 17 Jun 2018, 23:04

I feel that his tattoos are what initially make him stand out, but his daring performances and personality are what really contribute to his image.

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Post by MollyEnter » 18 Jun 2018, 02:44

For me, I forgot he had tattoos until it was mentioned again. I don't think having the tattoos was necessary for the character of Duke, but it ended up being important in the storyline with our "Chico Kid."
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Post by crediblereading2 » 18 Jun 2018, 12:52

I believe his sword-swallowing personality and his tattoos compliment each other. There is a similar ruggedness about both of them.

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Post by jo89220n » 19 Jun 2018, 08:59

I do think his character would be a little different because the tattoos are made to be such an important aspect of his character. However, I don't think it would necessarily make him less memorable or worse if he didn't have them.

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