“If you are planning on immigrating into the U.S., your tattoo might be a problem.”
The Wall Street Journal has this story about immigrants — mostly from Latin America — being denied green cards and permanent residency due to certain tattoos. Tattoos like the one pictured above.
The comedy/tragedy mask tattoo is used by a Central American street gang and, coincidentally, theater lovers and aspiring actors worldwide.
Profiling is always stupid, but this seems especially so.
Photo Courtesy of Flash of Genius