The weirder you are going to behave, the more normal you should look… When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person. – P.J. O’Rourke
That one got a laugh. Back when we played paintball heavily, the more gothed-out, colored hair, or spikes a person had, the lower we pegged our initial estimate of their skill. Large, boring, middle age guys were regarded as the most likely to turn out dangerous.