The Corporate Logo Tattoo – Why?

August 5, 2009 by  
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A craze has cropped up in the last decade or so for people to get corporate logos tattooed on their bodies. This is one of the more controversial styles of tattoo, given that the previous reputation surrounding tattoos was that they were somewhat of a counter-culture statement and anti-corporate. The idea of tattooing the logo of a major global corporation that has a perfectly good advertising budget all by itself seems to go counter to all that. Whatever the company, it pays to think: “If they spend $800 million a year on advertising, do they really need my help getting their logo out there?”.

If it is the logo for your own company then there is more reason for getting it etched on you. The old saying, that no publicity is bad publicity, is true to an extent. There are two caveats here – will your company logo be recognisable to people who see it from a distance on your bicep? Secondly, if that company should go bust at some point do you really want a reminder of it inked into your skin?

Some people get these tattoos just because they think the logo looks cool, or because there is a certain amount of retro glamor to the look. Sometimes they are right. One must however be careful when getting anything corporate inked on their body – if you are impervious to scorn there may not be any cause for concern, but otherwise you will have a hard time living it down.

Song Lyrics – You Couldn’t Have Put It Better Yourself

August 5, 2009 by  
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There are no end of people who get tattoos to back up their love of music. Whether we can play or just have the sound in our hearts and on our CDs and MP3 players, music means a lot to many people. Listening to a favorite song in the right setting can make a good day into a great day, and can cheer up a bad one too. For some people it is all about how it sounds, while for others lyrics are more important – with poetry not as fashionable today as it once was, people are now finding song lyrics to be the closest that we have.

Of course, song lyrics do not have to be poetic to be popular. It could be argued that for many people that would be a drawback, in fact. In 2009, one of the most popular lyrics to get tattooed on one’s skin is from Britney Spears’ controversial single “If You Seek Amy”. Said quickly, this sequence of sounds makes up a fairly lewd invitation, and this has led to many people thinking of it as a suitable tattoo. Others would choose instead to have a lyric that was more of a personal inspiration, with many going for “Above Us Only Sky” from John Lennon’s “Imagine”.

A song lyric can be a worthwhile tattoo for more than a few reasons. The singer may be an inspiration to us, or the lyric itself be an illustration of something we believe strongly or have been through.

What do your tattoos say about you?

August 5, 2009 by  
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Most of us either have at least one tattoo or we know someone who does. Whether they are ours or someone else’s, tattoos can say a lot about the person who is wearing them – and not just if the tattoo says “Slayer Rules!”, there can be some subtle hints hidden there too.

It is not rare, for example, to see someone with a Celtic band tattoo. These are usually quite intricate patterns of lines and curls in a style reminiscent of the ornamental crosses and engravings of the Celts, a race which predominated in Ireland, Scotland and Wales as well as much of the neighboring part of Europe. People with Celtic – usually Irish, but not always – ancestry often get tattoos in this form to symbolise their Celtic blood.

The concept of ancestry is a big deal in tattoos. You can represent your ancestors with a simple design that can be as large or as small as you like it to be. Among the most popular designs are characters from another alphabet – Japanese being particularly popular even for people with no Japanese background, who either like the mysticism associated with China or the aesthetics of the characters.

It is also not uncommon to see people with a date tattooed on them, often without an accompanying explanation for why. This will be a significant date for them – it may mark the birth of their child, or equally may mark the death of a loved one, or just about anything else. It is wise not to ask about it unless you know them really well, however.