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frazzled and bedazzled
For Some Future Day When I Need a Laugh
I may have mentioned before that my family enjoys watching A&E's Bad Ink. It never fails to amaze and amuse us to see what people will put on their bodies. It's not the act of tattooing that gets us, it's what people choose as the subject matter. Many of the stories seem to start with, "Well, I was drinking..." or "Well, I was mad..." or "I had just turned 18...", so I imagine if one avoids making a permanent choice when in a truly transitory state of mind, you significantly enhance your ability to choose something you won't hate in 10 years. (Or sober up.)

Anyway, all of that was to say that when I therefore caught the Oh No They Didn't headline today having to do with fixing a tattoo, I HAD to click that link. That stuff is like catnip to me.

Amidst the chatter are lots of pictures of bad tattoos, a few of which had me howling with laughter. I've seen some of them before, but it's fun to have a nice collection all in one place.

So this is now saved for some future day when I can really use a laugh. And for you to enjoy today, if you haven't already.


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mount_oregano From: mount_oregano Date: April 4th, 2014 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I work as a translator, and once on a job board a man was looking for someone to confirm that the tattoo he was going to get in a foreign language meant what he thought it did. If it had been my language pair, I would have offered to do it for free in honor of his wisdom.
fiveandfour From: fiveandfour Date: April 4th, 2014 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
There was an episode of Bad Ink that featured the ubiquitous Chinese character tattoo, which of course had a very different connotation from what the person intended. The guys took her into a Chinese restaurant and had people look at it; their reactions of horrified laughter were priceless.

I applaud someone using common sense like that guy did.
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