“Blue bone, we’re not playing with you!” – this is an insult that many Coptic children have to get used to at an early age. For “blue bone“ is a term of abuse used in Egypt against Coptic Christians and refers to the bruises so many bore on their bodies in the course of history. “Even the little children among us have to learn to live with the Cross.”
About those wrist tattoos see here, here, and here. And no, I doubt I’d ever get one. Being a Christian in America is far too easy. A non-Copt wearing one here would belittle the faith of those who do so despite the physical danger it could bring.