4.10.2008

Help Me Get a Tattoo

Hello, Barrelhousers and friends of Barrelhouse:

I'm thinking about getting a tattoo. But what should I get? I have no idea. Unfortunately, none of my important life events or interests are tattooable: it's not like I'm gonna get a quill and scroll on my arm, or a typewriter, or a bottle of Makers Mark.

So what, dear friends, should I get? And where? Leave your suggestions in the comments. If they're no good, I'll just go ahead and get this thing. On my head.

Kisses,

Mike

13 comments:

cmq said...

Someone has to go for the obvious.
Though I'm still rooting for the daisy chain.

TMC said...

Man, that is an appropriate tag for the post, anyway.

Go for the Mike Tyson face tattoo.
That way, you can honor your Aboriginal roots, and also be sure that everyone knows you've been tattooed.

Also, your dad's a sailor, right? Would it be too easy for you to get the anchor on your bicep? Or would you have to start going to gay bars then?

TMC said...

This would also be awesome, although you might get tired of taking off your shirt every time someone wants to see it. And it might be more appropriate for women.

Still. Pretty cool.

Or, if that doesn't work, maybe Jesus fighting a dragon. Or riding a dinosaur.

Okay, that's all. I hope you weren't looking for serious input.

kitty said...

I considered getting one and made the mistake of telling my elderly mother-in-law. At the time we were visiting her in the hospital. I was trying to make conversation and for some reason mentioned that I was thinking of getting a tattoo.

"I've got one," she said. She lifted her hospital gown to show us her handmade tattoo on her upper-most, inner-most thigh -- definitely not an image you want seered into your memory.

Seriously? Don't do it, if for no other reason than every body seems to have at least one. That is, except me.

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Mike said...

Man, I hadn't even thought about the Bible quote possibilities. Something with smiting, perhaps?

aaron said...

remember family circus and/or circle? your tattoo should be one of those maps of that kid going to get milk at the store but going everywhere else first. on your back, of course.

TMC said...

fair warning: if you get those family circus fuckers tatooed on you, I'm gonna have to punch you in the tattoo every time I see you.

I hate those damn kids and their malaprops.

Mike said...

Maybe Calvin taking a piss on the Family Circle children?

MattKP said...

I think Makers Mark bottle is a great tattoo idea, but get it on the side of your head, pointed downward, like your head is pouring Makers Mark into your mouth.

Mike said...

Kirkpatrick, as usual you're an evil genius. That's pretty much the best idea I've ever heard.

JP said...

clearly the only tattoo worth getting (and an excuse to be lackadaisical in your grooming habits):

yes, a tattoo on your business...

jill alexander essbaum said...

well, they say the early bird gets the worm...

Jody Reale said...

You should either get:
a full-body tattoo that looks exactly like you, or;
the character Tattoo from Fantasy Island.