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Star Wars Bores

September 7th, 2010 by

I don’t know what possesses people to get Star Wars tattoos.  Honestly, I’m not trying to be a jerk here or anything like that, I’m just being honest.  And you know what?  I’m pretty sure that everyone out there who has a Star Wars tattoo couldn’t care less that I don’t get the entire concept of getting one.  Fine with me.

I  don’t want to come off as one of those tattoos-are-just-a-giant-fad assholes because I’d prefer to give people the benefit of the doubt.  I can see beyond the idea of a tattoo being more than a fashion statement – in fact I don’t think that tattoos are a fashion statement at all.  I also believe that if you are getting a tattoo as a fashion statement, then you deserve to be one of those whiners who regrets it five years down the road and tells anyone who’ll give you three seconds of their time not to ever consider getting one.

So I guess it’s because I don’t believe that tattoos are fashion statements or should ever be fashion statements that Star Wars tattoos in particular kind of irk me.  It’s not an anti-Star Wars thing either.  I grew up on the first three Star Wars films.  If I lift my head up from my computer monitor and stare straight ahead, I have a clear view of the Star Wars trilogy DVDs on my DVD shelf.  I paid actual money to see the three Star Wars prequel stinkers in the theatre.  But when it comes to tattoos, I just can’t really ever see the need for Star Wars themed tattoos.

What got me thinking about this is this tattoo and the interview with the guy who got it.  Is it logical for me to think that this tattoo is crap?  Is it mean?  Am I a total jerk?  Perhaps, and I’m certainly not out to make any enemies.  It’s just that these kind of tattoos really rub me the wrong way.  Why?  I don’t think I even know.  It just seems ridiculous to dislike other people’s tattoos so much.  It’s not hurting me if this guy wants the death star and a tie fighter so why does it bug me so much?  Do we all have specific types of tattoos that we can’t stand to see, or am I just too picky?

Whatever the case, I think maybe it has something to do with tattoos like these being the sort of tattoos that just scream for attention and make people think that tattooing is all about catching people’s eyes and making them love you.  A death star/tie fighter tattoo in the ear seems to be more of a stunt than anything else.  I guess that’s what bugs me the most.  That and the fact that it’s a Star Wars tattoo.

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