Tattoo Regret – Think Before You Ink

Columnist William Safire observed in, “Language: Tattoo regret and apostrophe remorse,

“As tattoos become more popular,” reads a headline in The International Herald Tribune over an article by Natasha Singer of The New York Times, “so does ‘tattoo regret.’ ”

In Brisbane, Australia, The Sunday Mail warned last year: “Think before you ink. That’s the message skin experts are preaching as ‘tattoo regret’ booms.” It reported that a Queensland athlete – embarrassed about a smiling devil’s face etched on his back – complained in rhyme of suffering “severe tattoo-rue.”

“The regret combining form is found in a lot of current writing,” notes Ann Rubin Wort, a former Times colleague. “Nowadays people are acting more impulsively; thus, regrets aplenty and the resulting need to nullify capricious choices.”

‘Bad ink’ and adult diapers…  I think Safire nailed that one.

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All He Wants For Christmas Is A Tattoo Removal Gift Certificate

He really wants to lose the Hillary ‘tramp stamp’ he got a year ago just before the 2016 Presidential Election while in a drunken “feel my inner feminist” stupor.  He thought that wearing a ‘pussy hat’ and voting for Hillary would get him a date.  So how’d that work out for him?  Not so well, on any account.

For the 2018 Mid-term Elections, he’s going to try a full body ‘Brazilian wax‘ and a “I Heart Melania” tattoo on his left (and now bare) man boob.  MAGA!

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