Saturday, August 19, 2006

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun


The tattoo-removal business is booming. A removal service in Beverly Hills, California, takes off at least seven Chinese-language tattoos a week, citing dissatisfaction with tats that were often mistranslated, like "blood and intestines" for "blood and guts" or jokes pulled on people too cool for their own good, such as Chinese characters for "gullible white boy."

Oh, this is such a relief! I can finally get rid of my two dozen or so biker tattoos, the skull and crossbones, various outdated political slogans, and the Doberman spiked collar that was permanently engraved around my neck, to say nothing of the Chinese words for "I'm an idiot," "I carry explosives," "I like large, hairy primates " and "Please hurt me." I'll probably keep the two-headed dragon, though, and the one that says "Popeye."

Being cool is such a burden.

6 comments:

kim said...

lmaoooo! i just got my first tattoo ...ill save this info for later when my dragonfly looks like a sick droopy dragon :)

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Where is it?

kim said...

its on my shoulder ... i think theres a pic of it here.... http://ifitwasntthisitwouldbesomethingelse.blogspot.com/2006/06/crisis-over.html#links

i was such a chicken lol but i love it now :)

kim said...

ugh that didnt work did it ? lol
its called Crisis Over in my June archives :)

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Kim! Oooh, pretty. That's a really ladylike tattoo. :<) I mean feminine. Big difference.

And your birthday is four days after mine. Plus a lot of years. :<(

George Carlin said...

Just because your tattoo has Chinese characters in it doesn't make you spiritual. It's right above the crack of your ass. And it translates to "beef with broccoli." The last time you did anything spiritual, you were praying to god you weren't pregnant. You're not spiritual. You're just high.