14 thoughts on “Cool Idea, Poorly Executed – a haiku”

  1. Hobson: “Thank you for a memorable afternoon, usually one must go to a bowling alley to meet a woman of your stature.” –http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082031/quotes

  2. Lex you’d be sitting by yourself these days

    Have a lot of girls that work for me and many, many have tattoos, even nice ones

    They just don’t put ’em where you can see ’em unless they want you to

    But I am not a fan of this trend

    Great haiku by the way, awesome post

  3. It’s a statement, although I’m not sure what’s being said.

    Hair used to be a statement, music, cars, drugs, clothes, all of it was supposed to mean something about the person.

    Most of it was foolish and superficial, but could be outgrown.

    The current fads of tattooing and piercing are more of the same, but some of them are going to last for a very long, and I will bet embarrassing, amount of time.

  4. Jonathan – actually the friends were good friends. Originally the woman was going to reveal the complete tattoo which I was informed went “all the way down” but the friends talked her out of it. It wasn’t the answer I was looking for anyway.

    Veryretired – every time I see someone with a giant tattoo I wonder what it will look like when they are 70. That is why I don’t have any.

  5. Tattoos can be EARNED…. by warriors. Gaudacanal, Chosin, Khe Shan, USMC, NYFD, Khafji, Fallujah, etc.

    On females, delicate, peekaboo ornamentation, to be revealed in private, can be entertaining.

    As for me, I’ve never been that drunk.

  6. The oldest I’ve ever felt was on an Ann Althouse thread when I wandered into a vigorous discussion of tattoos. I complained that I disliked tattoos due to my experience as a pathology resident rotating through the medical examiner’s office. Autopsies being with an external exam and my main remembrance of that time was counting and labeling tattoos as I began the autopsy.

    They tend not to age well, and you can imagine why I have a sort of negative image.

    That being said, it’s a generational thing. So many younger people have them, they can’t understand why anyone would object. And now you start to see ads for laser removal of old tattoos, etc. Anyway, in the above mentioned thread, one of the younger commenters basically told me to “get over it Grandma,” when I bothered to complain about my experiences with tattoos. I was surprised because usually when I play the “autopsy card,” in a comments section it generally leads to lots of “wow, interesting, please continue.”


    – Madhu

  7. I forgot to add that it was a very funny back and forth in that Althouse thread. Me basically saying, “you know, it’s possible that those things are not going to age well and you will regret it,” versus, “tattoos are beautiful and don’t dump your negative connotations on me.” Too lazy to dig up the thread, but it was instructive.

    – Madhu

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