May 17, 2005

Awww, poor artists.

Artists concerned tattoos losing nonconformist lure

Because, you know, only nonconformity is true art.

I imagine it (that being the sudden concern) also has something to do, not necessarily with nonconformity itself, but with the type of people who've picked it up. I mean, if it was just cool conformists, the poor tortured artists types might be okay with it. But when it's Junior's 90 year old mee-maw sporting a new rose ankle tattoo and showing it off at the Supercenter, well, that's just too much.

My suggestion for non-conformists wannabes? Get a job, cut your hair, shave, bathe, and dress like me. I promise you, you will be unique in amongst your arty friends.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at May 17, 2005 10:50 AM

Man I hate it when non-conformist behavior becomes the norm. Why when I was a tadpole, long hair on men was verboten (had to throw that is as I am now getting German Spam) and now no one looks twice.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at May 17, 2005 11:15 AM

German spam? Does that have anything to do with a free Mercedes?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 17, 2005 11:22 AM

Nah, one of co-workers is also getting German Spam and another is getting Spanish.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at May 17, 2005 11:34 AM

Would Spanish spam be Spamish?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 17, 2005 12:01 PM

Larry, you must be on the same spam list as Justin. He suddenly started getting a bunch of German spam.

Posted by: Jordana at May 17, 2005 02:49 PM,1759,1816297,00.asp

Here's the story link about it--I had about thirty of them when I came in to work yesterday, but at least they were easy to recognize for what they are.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 17, 2005 03:03 PM

"The more things change, the more they stay the same" (which sounds better in French, but I can't remember how that goes).

What I find so funny is that MAD Magazine was making fun of 'conforming non-conformity' in 1959 or something like that.

A co-worker of mine says that his investment tips for the future are hearing aid companies and tatoo removal technology.

I even knew a chick in the Army in the 1980's that was getting her tatoot removed--one from her chest, and one from around her wrist. (Apparently that was very difficult to do then).

Fashion victims all.

Posted by: Eric Blair at May 19, 2005 07:19 AM

From her chest!? Good grief, that hurts to even think about.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 19, 2005 08:22 AM