This was the first of my Atheistic tattoos. I got this tattoo a few days after Brother Hitchens passed away. He was such a huge impact on me in finding my atheism and finding my own way.
I think the biggest help from him was learning how to disagree with him and form my own views and opinions from his works. His book “Letters to a Young Contrarian” gave me a broader outlook on life and yet another label for society to digest.
This tattoo also shows another influence. Professor Dawkins’ out campaign scarlet “A”. In the “C” the symbol is from Pink Floyd’s album, “Momentary Lapse of Reason”. All of which have undeniably shaped my life for the better and taught me to forever keep an open mind.
Editors note – Justin also shared his other tattoo with us recently.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson claims the title “scientist” above all other “ists.” And yet, he says he is “constantly claimed by atheists.” So where does he stand? “Neil deGrasse, widely claimed by atheists, is actually an agnostic.”