Last Night, an Ex-Yugoslav Soldier Tattooed Me Whilst Wielding a Switchblade

He taught me some interesting lessons in privilege

Charlie Brown
4 min readOct 30, 2021

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He wasn’t what I expected.

I thought I was going to a trendy tattoo studio in Croatia’s capital Zagreb, a hipster-on-the-outside-but-not-really city.

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Charlie Brown

Writer of opinions. Wine & food pro. Editor of Rooted, a boostable Medium food & drink pub. Niche-avoidant. Also at thesaucemag.substack.com