10 TERRIBLE TATTOO TRENDS
2nd November 2013
By Warhol’s Children’s Jade Fosberry
There is nothing like a tattoo. A tramp stamp of misguided thoughts voluntarily left on your skin. A semi-permanent memento of what was a good idea etched onto your skin for eternity - or - until you find enough money for laser. However, not all tattoos hold up as an eyesore over time. Tattoos are a viable art form in some cases but we have an eye for the top ten trends that we can’t seem to escape - from southern crosses to tramp stamps…
Ten terrible tattoo trends…
Firstly, how good is that alliteration. 17 year old me got through most of year 12 English based largely on alliteration skillz. You’d be surprised at how eloquent a ‘legalization of marijuana’ argument can sound with a few triple threat T’s thrown in around the place.
But I digress. Shitty tattoos, we all see them (now more than ever) and I can imagine we all shudder a little when said tats are paraded in front of us. Before I delve into the depths of this topic (and probably receive a mass of ‘yeah, nah, you’re full of shit’ comments), I want to start by saying I too have tattoos, and they are far from masterpieces.
One is a Latin quote adorned on my forearm that roughly translates to ‘young girl stop and gather the roses’, which I’m realizing more and more is the douchey hipster equivalent of YOLO. My 17-year-old self may have been an English wiz, but she also made some very poor choices. My other tat is a lopsided shading of what was meant to be wolfs teeth. I chose this for a number of reasons, the main one being that I was drunk and in Vegas. But as average as both these tattoos are, they do mean a lot to me and no matter how hot I get in long sleeved tops at work, I’m always glad I got them. The point of this is not tattoos (however ridiculous) that have a lot of meaning; it’s tattoos that are picked for the sole purpose of ‘I want some ink on my skin.’