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inking the wide, wide world


I’m going to be traveling for a couple of days.

One of the things I really enjoy doing when I’m away from my familiar surroundings is to check out regional variations on popular tattoos.   It seems that just about every area has its own style, and the fun is in discovering what it is.

Here in the Los Angeles megalopolis, pretty much anything goes.   But in other areas you may see more military souvenirs,
or more flowers and hearts, or tribal arm bands…   or something else unique to the area (we are not talking about those in-your-face gang tattoos on people’s shaved heads, because you don’t really want to be caught checking those out).

Have you noticed a regional style, where you live?   I haven’t been back to many of the places I grew up in, but I sometimes get the giggles thinking about a standard tattoo for some of them.   Like LOUD MUFFLER FTW in Wichita, or HOLIER THAN Y’ALL in Lynchburg.

I hope you’ll leave a comment telling me what kind of tattoo would be most appropriate for the area you live–either a real observation, or a funny thought.

“The world is so full of a number of things, I think we should all be as happy as kings.”   Robert Louis Stevenson had it right!

photo credit: nariposa

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Author: infmom

I got my first tattoo when I was 46. I hope the people who read this blog don't have to wait that long. I love talking about body art.

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