Saturday, July 16, 2016
Rob's Tattoo Honors His Mom
I was heading back to my bike and he was pushing a stroller at the Anchorage 4th of July festival.
There was some small talk and I asked about the tattoos. I've done some tattoo posts, but not many.*
As someone who won't write in a book with anything more permanent than a pencil, I'm not the sort of person who would likely get a tattoo. But obviously it appeals to many. For some folks there's lots of meaning. So I asked Rob and he was more than ready to share. Here's his answer:
Rob, I hope you get to see this. Sorry, it took me much longer than I expected to get it up here. If you know Rob, let him know it's here.
*It turns out I mentioned tattoos in a lot more posts than I realized (21 including this one.) And that I left the third 't' out of tattoo many times. I've gone through and fixed the typos - though it got me a lot of hits from people who misspelled tattoo in google - and added the label (tag) tattoo to all the posts with the word in it. Of all of them there are three I'd recommend:
Burma Border Run 6c: Tattoo, Birds, Thai Yai Village - this was the first post (2008) with a tattoo - of a dragon on the back of a man in Burma. At the time I didn't know about the book The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and I didn't understand why the post was getting so many hits.
Sold Out, Anthony's Arm, Moving Conversation - only a few weeks later, while visiting my son, I met his friend Anthony, who had one incredibly tattooed arm which I highlighted in this post.
Who Owns Your Tattoo? - an interesting legal question about whether the tattoo artist retains rights to the design on your body should you choose to cash in on it. The question isn't as absurd as it first sounds.
Going through all the posts about with tattoos got me to this post on interesting google searches. I used to do such posts every few months, but at some point google stopped showing everybody's search terms. Some still slip through, but not many. I think it probably helps people's privacy a little bit, but it was interesting to see how folks got to the site.
[Feedburner's been getting things up generally within 24 hours, those sometimes not at all. I've let it slide lately, but I'll try to repost this one and see if this one goes up to the blogrolls. Sorry to subscribers who get duplicate emails.][11:45pm - this reposted version made it through. I'll take down the original post.]