What is tattoo Tuesday about?

August 4, 2015


“… Asked on what aspect of American culture he finds most fascinating, [Seaman 2nd Class, Hikiro]Tamagotchi seems to have trouble knowing where to even begin.

“I can’t quite put my finger on it,” he muses while methodically chewing on a hot dog. “I just feel like there’s a lot of ancient wisdom to be gleaned from Western culture. I especially respect the teachings of the martyrs Tupac and Biggie, even though they each represent conflicting schools.”

He then gestures to two fresh tattoos on his biceps: one reading “Water,” and the other, “Spam.”

Spam is customary fare indigenous to the American island of Hawaii,” Tamagotchi explains. “And water is the essence of life, and I just think the way Americans write it is so beautifully intricate.”

“The English alphabet is really amazing when you think about it. Twenty-six letters, each with an upper and lowercase form – very yin-yang,” he continues. “I had my tattoos done in an ancient technique known as cursive. It hasn’t been taught in decades, and very few Americans still possess the knowledge to read and write it.”


  1. Ha ha ! Nice tattoo!

    • Thanks – I thought it was clever.

  2. 🙂

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