Old school hobos and tramps left markings so that people coming after them would know who would feed them, care for them and keep them safe.
Old school mamas like me have tattoos on our backs commonly referred to as tramp stamps. I always thought that term was quite rude since I’m a LADY until I thought about the literal tramp stamps today. Now it’s warming my heart. Tramp stamps lead men to warm, safe, dry places and medical care. It’s thundering and look at my bed. Every male creature in the house has come in my room to roost.