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May 4th, 2010 by

I don’t really like to make fun of people’s tattoos.  Honestly.  I know that sounds a little holier-than-thou, given that everyone at some time or another in their lives has either criticized or otherwise full-on mocked the shit out of someone’s tattoo(s).  You just know that you have.  It doesn’t mean that you still do it, but come on, some tattoos are just bad.

It is in this spirit of accepting that some tattoos are just plain bad and admitting that we are all guilty of at one time or another laughing about as much, that I provide Mike’s Number One Super Important Tattoo Tip For People Planning to Get Elaborate and Extensive Tattoos: If you’re in love with a particular portion of pop culture like, a television series or, oh, I don’t know…Star Wars and you absolutely need to have it tattooed on to your body, well then the most important thing that you need to do is to find a very good tattoo artist.  Why?  Because if you skimp on a tattoo artist and get your entire back tattooed with characters from the Star Wars films by some dude who can’t tattoo, then your tattoos can end up looking like squiggly magic marker renderings of C3P0 and a Luke Skywalker that is more David Bowie than Jedi Knight.  And that particularly sucks when you have tattoos of one of the single most popular film series of all time all over your body because people are constantly going to be looking at your tattoos and wincing.  Because your tattoos are crap.

Hey, since I’m not sparing anyone’s feelings today, I might as well go right ahead and say that a good example of the type of person I was just referring to is 42-year-old Luke Kaye of Swindon, Wilts, England. Kaye has fourteen Star Wars related tattoos and has spent over 100 hours getting his homages to the films all over his body.  The tattoos range from bad to not so bad, to crap.

Oh well, at least Kaye is happy – and sorry ladies, but he’s taken.

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