7. What tattoos do you have and do they have meaning
Paul: I admit to being selfish. I regularly give blood. I also regularly lie on the form so that I can give blood. In Australia there’s a rule that you can’t give blood if you’ve had male-male anal sex within the prior 12 months – even if you were using a condom. It’s a crappy rule. I am regularly tested for all STDs – not only as a sexually active gay man, but as a nurse who is at high risk of being infected by others. I know I’m clean, so I always lie on that question when I give blood. There is a second question on the quiz that relates to no donations if you’ve had a tattoo in the last six months. One question I can lie on, two I’m kinda uncomfortable with. So I don’t tattoo in order to save lives.
Andrew: Do you know I’ve never considered it? I don’t think there has ever been something I needed to display on my skin.
Paul: You really are a closet case, aren’t you? You’re hiding so much inside you.
Andrew: True. I’m trying to change that though.
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