Thursday, February 28, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
However, this is pretty amazing. While it is completely theoretical at the moment, a man named Jim Mielke is working on a cell phone that would be implanted in your arm. Mielke entered his idea in the Greener Gadgets Design Competition 2008. The product is called the Digital Tattoo Interface. When the phone rings, a two-by-four inch tattoo of a phone display and keypad appears on your skin.
Tattoos with a function?! That's pretty awesome. Who wants to bet that if this device comes to fruition, Apple will patent it and sell it for $7,000 dollars?
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I don't know about you all, but I'm going to have worse nightmares from seeing this picture than from watching the eyeball tattoo video
It seems the Center for Disease Control has studied tattoos and their health risks, and the verdict is in.
NO CASE OF AIDS TRASMISSION HAS EVER BEEN DOCUMENTED IN A U.S. TATTOO STUDIO!
Of the 13,387 annual cases of hepatitis detailed in the most recent CDC report,
12 are associated with tattoo studios. By comparison, 43 cases -- or better than
300% more -- are associated with dental offices
So in fact, you have a higher risk of contracting Hepatitis at your dentist office than at your tattoo parlour. Wow! Whodathunkit?
Sorry, moms. Looks like you have one less credible excuse why your kid shouldn't get some ink.
In a previous post, the eyeball was mentioned as one of the five most painful places to get a tattoo. Of course, most of us wondered why anyone would tattoo their eyeball anyway.
This is why I love YouTube. If you want a video of someone crazy enough to get a tattoo on their eyeball, you can find it on YouTube.
WARNING: This video is not for the faint of heart. Also, I would probably suggest playing it on MUTE, only because death metal gives me a headache.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
No wonder the dog is missing- she probably ran away!!
No way. I can't accept this one. That's just WRONG! On many levels, too. First, we have the obvious- dogs don't want tattoos. As we've discussed before, tattoos aren't entirely pleasant. Even though the owner claims the dog was under anesthesia at the time, I don't buy the fact that this dog felt absolutely nothing. Once a tattoo is completed, you can't touch it, and it has to scab up and peel off (not attractive at all, my apologies) before it is healed. I highly doubt the dog listened and obeyed when her owner said, "Don't lick your tattoo, puppy. Don't get it dirty. It could get infected." Please. But beyond the physical, the tattoo itself frustrates me even more. Hello KITTY on a DOG??? It would be like Superman tattooing a portrait of Lex Luther on his bicep. Its just disturbing. I bet she gets picked on by all the other dogs at the park.
What were they thinking?!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Anyway, the article was pretty decent. It addressed my first concern by saying, “Being pricked repeatedly with a needle hurts no matter where it's done, but some body spots are more sensitive than others.” Okay, thank you.
The five most sensitive spots they listed were the eyeball, the mons pubis, the top of the foot or ankle, behind the ear, or the chest above your ribcage. Alright, I don’t retract my previous statement, but I have to agree. There is no way you could convince me to tattoo my eyeball or my mons pubis [insert disgusted face and sincerest sympathy for the dedicated tattoo artists who perform these requests]. Still, the thought of pain has yet to be a factor in my tattoo choices, so I think I’ll be alright.
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Since tomorrow is Superbowl Sunday, I started thinking about serious sports fans-- people who are so fanatical about their chosen sports teams or heroes that they would add a permanent souvenir to their body. For the first installment in my What Were They Thinking series, I have included my favorite weird sports tattoos...
This Washington Redskins fan has a list of Hall of Famers since 1932...
Alabama Crimson Tide Fan sporting a memorial to famous former coach Bear Bryant...
This Pittsburgh Steelers fan went with the montage approach...
This Mike Tyson fan found an alternative to "I'll never wash this autograph off my back!"
2. If you cry while getting your tattoo, they WILL pick on you.
3. Laughing while getting your tattoo is even worse- it makes them nervous.
4. Drunken tattoos are never a good idea (luckily, most shops will not tattoo an intoxicated person).
5. Proof your tattoo and be absolutely certain before your tattoo session begins. There are no do-overs, and laser removals are pricey.
6. Make sure your tattoo artist knows how to spell, or at least have a dictionary or fairly literate friend nearby.
7. "Is it going to hurt?" Yes. Yes, sticking a needle repeatedly into your skin is going to be a little uncomfortable. The degree of pain changes with every person. The location on your body will also change the degree.
8. Consider the location of your tattoo and how your body might change over time. Ladies, that little heart on your hip might be adorable now, but how will it look on a stretched out, pregnant belly? This can (and probably will) ruin your tattoo.
9. Never refer to your artist as a tattooist. My artist once explained to me that there is a big difference. While an artist can create anything you want, a tattooist just takes any design out of a book and slaps it on you. Calling an artist a tattooist is like calling a brain surgeon a med student.
10. Never EVER piss off your artist...