Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lacking Ambition, or Just an Idiot?

We've all seen our fair share of idiot tattoos... I mean heck, one pops up in cyberspace and before you know it, it's all over Facebook and Twitter.  Millions of people are laughing about your ugly baby, manly looking girlfriend, or misspelled tattoo.  Major bummer...

Even though I would never get a tattoo myself, and I wouldn't want one on my hubby (tats don't really do it for me, if you know what I mean), I never fail to appreciate some of the excellent art work I see on others.  Maybe it is the artist in me, but some of those tattoo artists are really talented.

But I also know bad ones when I see them... or rather "bad idea" tats.  I actually saw one today.

I was nosing around on one of the Military Spouse forums, I don't comment much, but I like to see some of the news and things going on in the military world, and I came across a post where one Army wife was bragging up her hubby's new tattoo.  My curiosity got the better of me and I had to take a looksie.  This is what he had tattooed on his chest:
For those of you who don't know the rank system in the Army, this is the rank insignia for a Private First Class (E3), the third rank up the Enlisted ladder.  Now, I have nothing against PFC's... nothing at all, but a tattoo is permanent and a rank isn't!  I gather he worked hard for this rank, but is he planning to stay there??  I got a good laugh about it and brought Ben in to take a look...

"What do you think about this Tattoo, Sweetie?"
"Hmmmm...." He said trying to be nice about the guy's issue.  "Well, he can always get a bigger one over the top in the shape of the Specialist Insignia when or if he gets promoted..."
"Well, what if he gets promoted again?" I asked knowing there was no way he could make it into the smaller rank insignia of the E-5.

"Well, he could always go airborne and make it into a parachute...."  I have such a clever husband...

Just in case, this soldier wises up and realizes that a promotion in the future is possible, and may google how to hide a PCF tat, and comes upon my page, I have created some examples to save him:

Present tattoo:
Disclaimer:  This is not the actual tattoo... just a photoshopped version I made up.
Step two: Becoming a Specialist... sorry, no eagle in the middle... have to hide the WHOLE PFC insignia...
 Step 3: And Lastly, be promoted to Sergeant and go Airborne...
No worries though, you still have one more peck to put your new rank on!  Yay!


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3 comments:

Sasha said...

wow that is the dumbest thing I've ever seen. What are you PFC for a year and a half. 2 tops! wow!

That gentleman's lady said...

Keep modifying your tattoo :D hah that kind of defeats the purpose of getting one in the first place

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Hahaha, oh my goodness! That really is hilarious! Tattoos in general---just a bad idea and I think the majority of people who get them regret them at some point in their life.