[I put them side by side, but you can see the gif version at Geekologie]
Getting a tattoo of a celebrity or pop culture character is one of the best ideas a person could have, and I’d urge anyone within the sound of my voice to go get one, if you’ve been considering it even a little. You won’t regret it. Though, over the weekend I was in Fresno, and I saw a girl with an angel wing back tattoo that had guns inside the wings, which seemed pretty cool too (true story). Anyway, the tat in the banner picture (it’s a before and after) comes to us by way of our friends at Geekologie, so we’ll let them tell the story:
Per reader Kylie:
OK, so this guy I used to know recently made a deal with his friend that they would choose each other’s tattoos and they would each get theirs while being blindfolded. He took his blindfold off to see this — Edward, from Twilight! Yikes! So later he had it covered up with RUFIOOOO!
RU-FI-YOOOOOO! We miss you, Rufio. I only pray that this isn’t the last time I get to use my “DANTE BASCO” tag.
And I hope that guy wasn’t surprised when he woke up the first time. A true fan would know Edward Cullen’s face by feel alone.
Random true story: A French film professor I had in college whom I believe I’ve discussed once before used to always tell us the story about when he was dating a girl who wanted to be a screenwriter, who dragged him to some seminar on screenwriting, where apparently one of the guests of honor was a woman who’d written Hook. She told the aspiring screenwriters about the importance of “really getting inside your characters,” which led the professor on a long rant, which is probably only funny if you imagine an insane, angry, chubby Frenchmen saying it: “I eemagine her, weess her weeg and her leetel hat, spending hour going ‘Yerrrr, grrrr….’” (and here he would pantomime typing with hook hands for five minutes).
Admit it, you’re better for having heard that story.