Friday, March 02, 2007

Demotivational Friday: Tattoos

When I first saw this picture here, I thought, in order:

1) Wow, that's hot.
2) How is she going to level up if her experience point bar is only 1/3 full?
3) I hope that's a Photoshopped picture, or if its not, I hope she has very stable employment.

It's not. MC Router is actually a rockin nerdcore singer. People in cool bands can get away with things that the rest of us can't. And sufficiently attractive women can pretty much get away with anything in this country. I'm pretty sure she could just walk into a Best Buy wearing a bikini and drive out undeterred on a forklift with a 63" Flat Screen Plasma HDTV.

I've never understood the need to reify your childhood hobby, favorite animal, or a random Chinese character that probably doesn't mean what you think it means onto your body in odd locations. I've changed so much between age 19 and 29 that I'm essentially an entirely different person. My outlook on life, my faith, my sense of humor, how I talk to people, how I spend my time - so much of me is different. Who knows who I will be when I'm 39 or 49 or 109? So there is literally no symbol or picture that I would indelibly have put on my skin. And even if there was, what good does it do me or anyone else to see my favorite risotto recipe on my tattoed shoulder?

All things considered, I would like to say that I'm not anti-tattoo, they're just not my thing. And I encourage attractive women to continue to get them in conspicuous places.


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