The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34701   Message #470251
Posted By: Les from Hull
25-May-01 - 10:18 AM
Thread Name: Sorta BS: Tattoos & Piercings
Subject: RE: Sorta BS: Tattoos & Piercings
I don't know how true this is but one tradition of sailors and gold earrings is supposed to relate to having enough gold available to pay for the cost of a proper funeral of the washed-up body of a drowned sailor.

Les (not tattooed or pierced at all)