December 15, 2009, - 1:14 pm
Longtime readers know what I think of tattoos, especially on women (and there are those telling tats on criminals, here and here). If you’re a woman wearing one at bar time, it’s a clue: you’re a skank (and probably not too bright–I’d bet the average IQ of chicks with tattoos is far lower than the average IQ of those without). There’s a reason they call it a tramp stamp. So I had to laugh when I saw the ads below, in a local Detroit coupon mailing insert. Oh, the irony in juxtaposing what you can buy someone–or rather what you shouldn’t buy someone–for the holidays. If you get “gift” #1, above, one year, you’ll be headed for gift #2, below, the next. There ain’t nothin’ sexy about it, other than telling people you’ll just as easily inset other things into your body without protest, as you did multiple times with a needle.
But before you check out the ad, first watch this story about a young kid who had his sister’s friend pose as his mother–or claiming she was his guardian or something–and got a tattoo. A story of DumbAss America on so many levels . . .
Several funny things about the story: 1) the tattoo cost ten bucks–hint #1 that maybe it’ll be schlocky; 2) the tattoo was spelled wrong and the “T” was screwed up; and 3) the kid got a tattoo with his sister’s name?! HUH? Weird. My friends, Drew & Mike, hosts of a Detroit morning radio show, had the mother on the show, this morning, and she is sticking to her guns, refusing to give her son a single Christmas gift because of the tattoo. Good for her. Few parents have the guts to discipline their kids anymore like that and stick to their guns (Drew and Mike tried to get her to budge, and they failed).
Tags: holiday gifts, skanks, tats, tattoos, tattoos on minors, Tramp Stamps