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Monday, December 20, 2010

Random Irritation Of The Day

 Tattooing is a practice that goes back thousands of years. It is a  rite of passage in some communities and is prohibited amongst other groups. Many tattoos of late pay homage to respected ancestors or cultures, but more often than not, some folks' ink is a disrespectful rip-off.

  Nowadays it's become in vogue to use the script or language of a culture and/or language totally different from one's own to permanently adorn the flesh. And for the most part, this annoys the shit out of me. There's just something unseemly about a hipster d-bag having a language he doesn't know inked for posterity. If you think it's rad to have a non-native speaker use you as his personal Etch-A-Sketch you may be in for something you do not intend.

  If you are dumb enough to have a language that you have no knowledge of etched into your skin, don't be surprised when those who know the language quietly snicker at the tattoo on your arm. The artist may have told you it means "peace and dignity", but it may mean "i am a roll of toilet tissue".  And if it does, you absolutely deserve it for disregarding the sanctity of an ancient tongue. Dumbass.

1 comment:

  1. I know someone who got "Kung pao chicken" in Chinese on purpose, to make fun of those who get these tats, without really knowing for sure what they are getting.


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