January 19, 2005
12 years ago
I'm still proud of my Smaug tattoo...but after going through these, I really want another
five. Up with science and video games! I also still can't believe how tacky some of these tattoos are. Yuck.
I always wanted a tattoo of the periodic table, but figured it would be pretty boring looking.
Or are they compellingly strange?
I like the floor plan tattoo.
I can handle the math symbols. But barcodes? That's just wrong.
The following picture of someone with an infinity sign tatoo on their wrist was the closest I could get to making the following joke work. It's not very good, but you get what I'm driving at. Symbol or equation representing time, in the correct anatomical position. But, ahhh. Something that did work properly would just have been
perfect. Anyway, the joke would have been:
Some people have too much time on their hands.
Does anyone know what the "Ultimate HTML tattoo" guy was doing in that laundry basket? I have the feeling that there's a visual pun being attempted but I'm clueless as to
what it is
Is it perhaps not a laundry basket, but, maybe, a usr/bin? Yeah, I'm reaching. /sigh
But barcodes? That's just wrong.
I know of a guy who got a barcode tattoo years ago. Don't get one now, by the way, and if you do, don't show it to anyone. You will be asked if it really scans for the rest of your life. Anyway, he wanted his to stand out from the pack, so he got his barcode off of a six-pack of Milwaukee's Best beer. Which made his tattoo... ...wait for it... The Mark of the Beast.
tch Some of these are pretty stupid. You have to ask yourself, if I get to be 88, am I gonna feel stupid with this thing all smeared-out and splodgy on me? I mean, the Atari Adventure game was pretty cool in its day, but if I'd like got a tattoo of one of the dragons, now people would be asking, 'why have you got a shitty drawing of a duck on you?' - same thing with Link. It's not gonna mean anything in 10 years let alone 40. Fucking stupid, no matter how well done it might be. Not that I don't like tattoos. Some are very nice. I've never been able to decide what I wanted, & haven't been able to since I was 15. Closest I came was a design based on a crop circle, & its good I didn't, because they're faked, most of 'em, right? Look pretty stupid. The bar codes actually look quite good. The html ones are funny, but again, it is not gonna mean anything in 30 years, that code will be defunct. The only thing I now consider worth getting would be really well done tiger stripes over one half of my back & upper arm. Because I like tigers, & if you are gonna get a tattoo, don't be a pussy, get a fucking proper one, a big one.
I'd say that someone getting a tattoo to resemble a feline would be, in fact, a pussy.
I'm seconding the obsolescence concern. HTML? Not only will non-geeks laugh at you now, but even the geeks are going to start laughing that it's not properly formatted XHTML. Everyone with a tattoo gets asked the same question everytime a new person sees it. (What does it say? Does it really scan? etc.) Who the hell wants to deal with that
get into a geek fights about markup languages and standards?
Ha! Although it doesn't make sense in the context of the tattoo, I'll have to remember /usr/bin,
I thought the cursor was pretty cool.
When I was working in a convenience store, right after I got my Sulphur symbol (it's one of the ones on the earlier Symbols.com, but not one of the more common,) I met a guy with Euler's number on his forearm. I thought it was awesome, and he was blown away that a young-looking girl working the lotto machines knew it. Geeky and probably not obsolute - three centuries and going, right?
Speaking of tattoos, is there any chance those late to the game could get to see Sidedish's famous ass tat? The link in the
is dead and I'm curious as all get out.
Well, if a passe video-game one held some special nostalgic value to the person who had it, I couldn't piss on that. Now that I think about it, my dad
have a tattoo of a kids' show logo from the 1950s (The Secret Squadron from
), so a person my age getting a tattoo of something they grew up with is just about the same thing. Silly, maybe, but equally silly. I don't know of anyone who knows WTF
is except for my dad, but it means something to him. ...sorry if I just made somebody feel really old, there. I like these because they're unusual. Yeah, I wouldn't get 99% of them. But it opens up the field beyond the "I think it stands for... something traditional somewhere" symbols and cute little butterflies that tend to come to mind these days.
Give me cliched Pseudo-Mahori "tribal" tattoo or give me death. On the lower back of a semi-punk-rock girl, please.