Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Tattoo Me!


What do you think? Too much?

Anyway, I think it’s time for another tattoo.

I’ve been telling myself I wanted to get just ONE more tattoo for the past few years now, but every time I decide to pull the trigger, it’s usually during the summertime, and I don’t feel like dicking around trying not to get it wet for a month during the beach season, so I tell myself “next year!”, and then the vicious cycle repeats itself.

But THIS year will be the year I get my next (and last) tattoo.

I don’t think I’ve ever shown a picture of my tattoo before. I guess you can see it in my Survivor audition video that I posted last month.

Anyway, this isn’t MY arm (MY arm is all muscle and sinew), and my tattoo isn’t EXACTLY the same (MY tattoo is much cooler looking), but this is about as close to mine as I can find on the interwebs.

I’ve been saying for years that I want to get one more. But I want it to somehow have a reference to Mini-Me.

At first I designed this cool looking cross with his initials embedded in it, and some roses and stuff, but honestly, in the end it was looking way too ghetto for my taste.

I think I’m leaning now more towards something with his initials, or his birth date, but whatever I get, I want it to remind me of him.

And I want to get it in the next few weeks. DEFINITELY before my summer fun starts, so I can go down to the beach in my speedo and flex my new tattoo for the gaggle of chicks who routinely flock to my blanket.

I’m just not completely sold on any one idea yet, so that’s where you all come in. I mean, what use is an army of devoted followers if I can’t hit you up for good ideas once in a while?

So, who’s got a good idea for my new tattoo?

If I like your idea, I will make it worth your while. (Wink Wink!)

p.s. The cyber-winking above is my sly way of strongly implying that if I like your idea enough to stencil it on my body for all time, you might get sex out of it from me. Truly, there’s no better prize anyone could ask for.

33 comments:

Mrs. Hall said...

for my tattoos I had an idea that I brought to the artist, then they put there spin on it. cause really, i like the collaboration and the tattoo artist really can come up with some cool stuff.

cause that's what they do.

go mini me!

B.E. Earl said...

I'd go with that Justin Bieber portrait you love sooo much. Get it on your inner thigh. That's not creepy at all.

Slyde said...

holly: yeah, in the end i just may take a stroll over to my tattoo guy and see what he thinks.

earl: Beiber? no way? i'd have to write it over my old "Menudo" one...

sybil law said...

So I guess you're not into a Verne Troyer tattoo.
You could get that stuff on your chest (date, name, etc)- right over your heart.
I don't know. I've never come up with anything that I want to look at forever on my body, hence the no tattoos. If I got anything, it would be like what you're doing - my daughters' name.

Cocaine Princess said...

I'd luv to see a picture of you in your speedos! :}

Slyde said...

sybil: i actually like that idea. thats one i'd gonna have to percolate on.

cocaine: likewise! :)

Marlene said...

Egads, you just scared the bejeezies out of me with that pic! Goodness gracious, what did his mother ever do to him?!!

No ideas here, I'm afraid. I'm ink-free, and 'tis my personal preference.

I'm sure you'll think of something perfect.

Slyde said...

marlene: believe me, im not a big tattoo guy wither, but one or 2, especially on a chick, i think looks good.

Karen said...

My mom and my close friend died within weeks of one another. I got a tat of rolling dice to honor both of them. The dice are for Mom who was big gambler. She and I used to go to AC and Vegas together all the time. The first dice has 8 dots and the second has 4 which represents the number 84 for one of my friend wore when he played in the NFL before he passed away. (And I do know that dice don't really got up to 8!)

So my point is that you don't have something so obvious as a name or date as long as it is meaningful to you.

i am the diva said...

this is only my opinion, but i would stay away from crosses and roses - just because to me they imply that Mini Me is not around any more... That's what i would assume if i had never met you and saw a tattoo like that.

I have the glyph for my astrological sign on the inside of my wrist, so for my kids i will get their astrological signs as well. You need to find something that reflects who you are while still honouring your little dude!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

My 5th (and last) tattoo will be the symbol for Aquarius. My oldest is late January and the youngest is early February, and I plan to use both the Garnet color (Jan.) and Amethyst (Feb.) on it with both of their initials worked in. I just need the design.

2abes said...

I think it nice that you want a mini me reference on the tatoo. BTW, who digs you out when the gaggle of chicks all come to your blanket and throw sand on you.

Slyde said...

karen: im sorry about your mom and friend. but i love the dice idea.

diva: in the end, i agree with you.

twin: i hadnt considered the zodiac angle, but i like it. i need to think on it.

abes: they dont throw sand.. they feed me grapes and fan me.

MarkD60 said...

I'm glad I never got any tattoos, because now everyone has one. But once I had it all figured out that I was going to get a tattoo of a nude angel riding a dolphin that was jumping out of the water, and you could tell the dolphins fin was in an "erotic" spot, but you really couldn't see it in the tattoo.
But you could see her really nice boobs.

Bouncin' Barb said...

The first question is are you limiting your cost? If there's no limit, a portrait of a child is awesome especially if you have such a muscular body. But you have to make sure your tattooist is an artist first. If not that, then get something really original. I hate tatts that you see everywhere. That's my 2 cents.

Shania said...

The possibilities are endless...some cheesier than others. Get mini you to draw a stick figure family portrait and sign his name to it, shrink it on the copier and viola! Or his handprint maybe. My husband got the godsmack sun with Jake's name inside it. I got him to draw a self portrait which is adorable, but I can't decide where to put it.

Slyde said...

mark: that was my SECOND idea!

barb: nope.. cost is not an issue!

shania: oh, i like the baby-handprint idea...

Chris H said...

No idea dude on the tattoo!
I have 6 + 2 kids and the thought of putting their names or birth dates on me body with ink is... NOT GUNNA HAPPEN!
As you only have one it wouldn't be so bad.

I want a small discrete tattoo of my country somewhere on me.

You could perhaps put a tattoo of New York with Mini Me's name and birthdate below or something like that?

It will be interesting to see what you come up with... unless you chicken out again.

Tamara said...

Angel has her son's name tattoed in binary code around her wrist (http://www.angelsmind.co.za/2009/07/20/a-really-lekker-weekend/). I thought that was pretty awesome and unusual.

radioactive girl said...

I have a deal with my kids that if they draw something super cool for me, I will use it for a tattoo. I also want them to sign their names because how fun would that be to look back on later? But the problem with all of this is that I am kind of small-ish and they keep drawing HUGE pictures. Awesome, but huge. Someday it will happen but for now I will just stick with the two tattoos I have.


I totally hear you on the summer tattoo pain in the butt thing. Last summer I had a great idea that I wanted (that I don't remember now...so probably not that great of an idea anyway) but couldn't stand to think of having to keep it dry and miss the summer fun with my kids.

Sandra said...

You had me at the mere mention of your sinewy arm!
I have no ideas for your tattoo. I like Tweety Bird or Bugs Bunny, but I have a feeling that's not the look you're going for.

Slyde said...

chrish: the state of new york could be cool, but i fear it might be a tad 'guido-ish'

tam: i actually really like that idea. thats one to think on.

radio: i'd love to have my son draw something, but ive went down that road and it didnt work out.... unless i wanted a 10 inch Spongebob on my arm.


sandra: yeah, im pretty sure that i'd get my ass kicked if i showed up to my gym with a big Tweety Bird on my forearm.

Cuz said...

I have been DYING for a tattoo...I want Grandma's bday on my wrist. We should go together. but my MOTHER is forbidding it. Like she has the power..........LOL

Estelle Ann

Slyde said...

cuz: well, i'm definitely gonna do it in the next week or 2. i just need to decide for sure what i want.

Cuz said...

mini me's bdate would be cool.

Billy Jr. (whos' now 21!!!!) has alot of tats. Too many for my liking but they all look so nice! LOL

badgerdaddy said...

I really like the dice idea. But I also think you should get a really large penis tattooed over your genitals. I think it might really fool the ladies. And gents.

meleah rebeccah said...

Im not sure what new tattoo you should get. But it should definitely include mini-me somehow.

Slyde said...

cuz: wow, i cant believe he's 21 now. the last time i saw him he was still a wee little tyke.

badger: and goats!

meleah: agreed.

Cuz said...

he's now over 6 ft. tall, when i first met him he was only 3 yrs. old.

Wow, I AM OLD...:-(

Slyde said...

you and me both.....

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

I don't know. I've always sort of wanted a tattoo, but not badly enough to commit to a single image for my entire life AND be poked with needles.

I think I'm more or less content with a belly button ring. I can just change it out when I get tired of it.

If I were trying to pick a new tattoo though, I would think about things that I loved as a child or teen and still love and work from there, only because if I hadn't gotten tired of whatever I came up with by now, maybe I never would. And, y'know, the mini me idea probably has merit. You're unlikely to get tired of him. "Exasperated" and stuff yes, but "tired of" no.

i am the diva said...

what did you decide on?

Lotus07 said...

If you really want something that reminds you of Mini-Me, long after he has gone gangster on you and is awaiting parole from Riker's Island, get a picture of a ZuZu pet tattoed on your thigh. That will remind you of the 'good' times.