The outcasts in the radioactive wasteland were heavily tattooed, each
Commandment a prisoner had disobeyed written upon his or her body in
a complete accounting during the Exile Ceremony.
At first, these inky glyphs were marks of shame, but over time they
came to signify pride and distinction. Thieves would hide part of
their take in order to bribe government assigned tattoo artists
to grant them more time and finer work. Famous insurgents would
often receive extra detailing gratis.
"Make it beautiful. Make it truth."
And so it was that each one became a shining billboard of the iniquity
of their age.