Tattoos and Humorous Body Marks
The Tasteful and the not so Tasteful Art of Tattoos
I originally wrote this as an answer on a popular forum where people ask daft questions, and good questions.
This was the question that tempted me to answer…
“Why is it So Bad to Write on Myself?” a Quora member
I couldn’t help myself.
For your light entertainment.
If you write on yourself you will leave odd marks on your body. That’s strange, and so people will look at you and wonder, “Why did that person write on themself?”.
We Need Thinkers in the World
So, really, you could say that it doesn’t not do anything, in fact it causes a reaction from other people, and causes them to think. Which in so being achieved, is a great service to the human race — we need more thinkers.
Not so Ancient History
Talking of thinkers, there are also people known as “inkers”, but not the kind found in the history of the Aztecs.
These inkers live in small dwellings in the high street, also, found in back streets where it’s less noisy. They offer, cool and dim lighted, but welcoming, surroundings for people who seriously want to write on themselves.
You can choose from pre-designed ideas of writing on yourself, but they will also offer a service where the best of the best will interpret your vision, a bit like a shaman, and then do the magical work of causing your body marks, full of colours and lines, to appear on your skin.
Beware the Magicians
The magical procedure can be painful, some say it’s a re-birthing process, depending on how detailed and skilled the “inker” practices their sorcery.
Many people get “inked” by a sorcerer of the pen. They often expect the magic to work immediately, only to find that it takes time to balance the power of the visualization — so they seek out a new magician and get inked again.
Black Magic — not Sweet Chocolate
Some people really do cause others to think deeply when they have inadvertently been written on by a black magician of the pen.
The Black Magicians of Pen intentionally fill the world of skin with strange, unworldly symbols, that cause revulsion and contorted faces in anyone who passes by, they have been sent into the World to disrupt common sense and tastefulness.
Their work can be recognized by the strange wording left on the skin of the wearer. Their spelling of the incantations is taken from the “Illiterati” cults, then inscribed on the arms and legs of unwitting, “Please give me any cool looking tat,” visitors. Their work causes people in the street to pull faces and say things like, “Oh, my God — what happened there?”.
Examples of Black Magician’s pen work include: “In Gob we Thrust”, “I Love my Hamster,” — supposedly an extremely in tattoo in some cultures.
“The Penis mightier than the Sword”
Tattoos of rock stars and famous actors drawn on a person’s face cause amazing results in social settings.
Guess Who — no, not Saddam Hussein, try again.
So, drawing on yourself is a deep subject that has social, and life long implications to think about.