Ink and Iron: Body as a Canvas

“If it’s alright to equate tattoos with villains, why not equate an intellectual with a scumbag?” Ciao-Ben Ruan, nicknamed Iron Daddy, questioned. He has tattoos all over his body, even his scalp. As a sociatal leader with nearly 200,000 followers on Facebook, Ruan could be regarded as a public figure. He seemed not surprised that Taiwanese people generally associate tattoos with gangsters, delinquents and people with negative images.