Y'all are a bunch of wankers!

What warrants a tattoo?

I can only imagine one circumstance where I'd get a tattoo: in the armed forces I'd get a tattoo of the  squad/division/whatever I belonged to.  That's serious business.

Is anything else as serious?
Permalink Michael B 
July 19th, 2007 10:42pm
watch that reality show featuring a tattoo shop.  Kat is my favorite.  Anyway, people go in there for all kinds of reasons.

So far, on that show, they commemorate:

1. death of a loved one
2. extreme hobby (surfing, snowboarding, base jumping)
3. ended drug/alcohol/sex habit
4.  birth of a child

But most of them are just tacky "art" opportunities, such as half-naked women/mermaids, Japanese/Chinese lettering, macho shit.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 19th, 2007 10:46pm
5.  "I almost died in <car crash/airplane/fire>"
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 19th, 2007 10:47pm
People really get #5?
Permalink Michael B 
July 19th, 2007 11:02pm
i saw a 9-11 tatoo earlier this week
Permalink NYCer 
July 19th, 2007 11:13pm
Well in that case he's a firefighter and those are the names of five of his comrades that died. Understandable.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 20th, 2007 1:20am
Understandable?  It's as gay as the day is long.
July 20th, 2007 2:26am
Sometimes, more often than not I'd expect actually, it's just decoration. Meaning is way overrated IMHO.
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
July 20th, 2007 2:30am
Since I first saw a guy with one about 5 years ago, I have really wanted a DC flag tattoo on my inner forearm

Permalink Send private email arg! 
July 20th, 2007 5:48am
Wanted: affectionate woman to share life of reliably retired sailor. Must be called Doris, Mavis or Suzie.

Permalink trollop 
July 20th, 2007 6:03am
I've thought about getting a barcode tattoo as a statement.
Probably of my SSN.

I want to be able to, when asked for identification, show it to the officer or border guard.
Permalink Send private email xampl 
July 20th, 2007 6:53am
Good idea - I'll do the same thing. What's your SSN?
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 20th, 2007 8:26am
Easy - same as Richard Nixon's.
Permalink xampl 
July 20th, 2007 9:00am
i was tempted to get a heart with a globe in it recently. then I sobered up.
Permalink $-- 
July 20th, 2007 2:23pm

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