Ziggy, you don't sound like a freak to me, you sound beautiful. (Yes, I am absolutely serious!) Then again, I'm a freak at heart but could never express it beyond makeup and clothes and hidden tattoos because of the jobs I had/have.
I guess if it makes the guy happy - live and let live. But honestly, and I think this about all of those people with their entire heads covered in tattoos - have they thought about what happens beyond when they are "young and cool"? I saw a band (terrible band too BTW, so I don't think they will be getting a mainstream record deal any time soon) and the singer's head was covered with tatts, beyond the hairline and extending onto his face. OK, looks "cool" now when he's 20-something and in a band and wants to look all "gangsta" (he was white, too, which made him look even more ridiculous IMO). But when he doesn't make it in the music industry, and he has to get a "real" job when he's 30-something, what then? 30-somethings with tribal facial tattoos won't be able to present themselves as professionals. Depending, of course, on the profession. Cat Man is a computer programmer, obviously makes good money, and probably rarely has to meet face to face with the clients who pay for his software. Of course, I would assume he already had the skills and the high paying job before he made himself into a tiger... Perhaps in a fairly young and specialized field like that he could get another position with another company if his skills are good enough, but if he ever has to or wants to change professions? Good luck!