I'm going to start a new feature on this blog called, "Really Dumb Things I've Seen On Pinterest"
Starting with the girl showing off her shoulder tattoo of the quote, "Never settle for anything less than butterflies."
First of all, I had to look it up to see if it was anything significant because I've seen it on Pinterest a few times, mostly scrolled in vinyl over an artfully arranged bed. Maybe Nietzsche said it or something. But no. It refers to having butterflies in your stomach when you fall in love. Oh wait, is it from Twilight? I'm having a dark memory of Bella saying something like, "My stomach felt full...of butterflies." And now I want to vomit.
So this is the quote you're going to permanently etch into your flesh for all eternity? This?! Butterflies?! I would say that this is the dumbest tattoo I've ever seen but then I had a coworker whose daughter had a picture of Janeane Garofalo tattooed on her calf.
Don't you miss the days when tattoos actually meant something? A tattoo used to signal that you were dealing with a man who would run down kittens on his Harley, or had seem some action in 'Nam, or had killed a man in Reno. He could certainly rupture your spleen in a bar fight. Now your accountant probably has a tattoo. Back in Days of Yore when people were feeling edgy and wanting to express themselves they would just pierce their tongue or dye their hair green or write some really bad poetry and call it day. Now people are putting that bad poetry on their collar bones for the world to see. You can't throw your tattoo away like you can your notebook of bad poetry. But you can certainly feel just as mortified when you reread it years from now.