I spent part of my lunchtime w/this man today. He's a recent double
major from Denver, 24 years old & part of a freight train-hopping
crew called the Wrong Way Kids. His crew calls him Shitty & he
answers. That's his name. He was so nice & intense.
The tattoo is only one night's sleep old. A newborn. He said it "hurt like absolute hell," but that the mushrooms he was eating took the edge off a bit. His friend did the inking while smoking crack! Serious.
These folks were kicking out of the city tonite, on a freighter to San Jose & down into central California. They planned to drink a box of wine on the way.
I am a very boring person. These are modern American shamans (college-educated!).
--- via cellphone camera!