"I found that I wanted somehow to feel in my skin, for all the days left of my life, the truth that JESUS CHRIST CONQUERS."
Here is the tattoo:
Instead of heart-thinking (to borrow Dr. Charlton's term adapted from Steiner), Dreher is quite content to remain in the mode of "skin-thinking".
And practically everything about Dreher reflects this mode of skin-thinking -- from his panicked, hysterical response to the birdemic to his endorsement of the Hungarian prime minister as a bastion of Christian conservatism (despite the latter implementing the same draconian, oppressive birdemic measures and peck regime implemented the world over).
Symbols are never reality, and they only mean something if they reflect a deeper reality.
This is particularly true of Christian symbols.
I wish Dreher the best of luck.