Would Duke be as memorable without his tattoos?

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He has enough personality to be memorable even if he didn't have any tattoos. Tattoos are forgotten.
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Post by Stanley Ann »

Although Duke's tattoos are what made him popular but I believe that he is still capable of being memorable even without them.
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I mean, thats like saying if a knight without his armor is still considered a knight, as long as Duke still has his personality then you can remove anything from and he'll still be memorable.
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Tattoos then would have been very stylish and attractive, therefore, I can safely say that his tattoos, his skills, and his personality would make Duke a memorable character.
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Yes, I agree, the tatoos make Duke outstanding. However, it is his personality that builds his character.
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I loved his tattoos. They are unique and make him memorable.
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Post by kwahu »

His tattoos are equally important as his character on stage. i would say the tattoos actually fire up his personality. And i also believe he could still be outstanding without them.
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Post by Nerea »

Kendra M Parker wrote: 08 May 2018, 11:54 As a reader, I think it is Duke's personality that makes him memorable. Sure, his tattoos are pretty cool. I loved how much he reveled in them and the special meaning that each one had, but I think his personality on the stage is what keeps people riveted to his performances. The tattoos just catch people's attention to watch him in the first place.
I agree. Duke's personality has a stronger impression than his physical features. So is with the rest of us.
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I think Dukes tattoos add to his people. So it is a bit hard to separate the too since the make a while. Without his personality, he wouldn't be that glorious to people, so I think, and without his tattoos, his personality wouldn't be the way it was. Therefore, this holistic view on him makes him who he is.
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I agree with other posts, personality over tattoos!
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Post by kelvinmwaniki17 »

I think his tattoos are important for his overall image.
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Post by asere_maryanne »

I think, just like huge muscles and a muscular body is to a boxer, so is Duke's tattoos to him. Not that he would not be a good performer without the tattoos but the tattoos add to who he is and the tattoos help entice the crowd and gathers the attention he needs.
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Post by Powerc3 »

I think his tattoos really added to the intrigue that surrounded him. They made him even more unique and "dangerous." I don't think he would have been as widely recognized without the tattoos. I do agree with CatInTheHat though that they would have such a huge impact today.
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Post by jessinikkip »

I think with Duke, as I do with anyone with tattoos (myself included) that they more show who a person is rather than makes them who they are. I feel like due to his personality, he'd still be the same person, even without the ink.
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Post by Abigail R »

Personality is far greater than the tattoos. While tattoos may draw initial attention it is the personality that will keep it.
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