I found myself in a curious mood yesterday, glad I am not a cat. I found many things to be curious and strange. Maybe it is because of my recent reading materials. Books by Scott Adams should come with a warning label.
I took my lovely wife to this horrible place. It was a store that is dedicated to selling makeup, and only makeup. I find this amazing. Can you imagine a store that only sells only male bathroom products? It would be smaller than a closet. Of course it wasn’t a horrible place to her, but I can’t spend anymore than a few minutes inside. My nose starts to hurt and my eyes start to water. I am glad that I don’t have any daughters. They would probably love this place.
Anyway while we were there I noticed that the sales clerk behind the counter had a lot of tattoos oh her chest. No I wasn’t staring at her chest, but it did grab my attention. For one thing she was rather large, as in about three hundred pounds. Another thing, at first I thought that they were not tattoos but maybe some colorful decorations on the top of her blouse. Anyway, it got me to thinking… I understand that when a person is thin and then gains a lot of weight their skin stretches. And of course the reverse is true. What does this to do tattoos?
I imagined a drawing on a balloon. The drawing may look clear and exact on a deflated balloon, but when inflated it would look all distorted and poorly drawn. Another example is how a low resolution photograph looks good as a thumbnail, but looks all pixilated when viewed full screen.
So if a fat person got a tattoo would the resolution and detail increase if they lost a lot of weight? If so, maybe this would be a good tool for people who are serious about getting a really detailed tattoo. Gain a lot of weight, get tattooed, and then loose all the weight and viola high-def skin art.
I have always been curious about why people get tattoos. I personally prefer scars, not branding, but real earned scars from adventures or accidents. They tell a much better story and remind a person of stupid or heroic deeds.
The problem I see with tattoos is that it would require time travel to pick one that I would enjoy my entire life. My tastes in art and symbols have changed so many times I would have to send some ideas back through time. However, I wouldn’t waste that power on tattoo ideas. I would much rather use it to warn myself about other things that turned out to be much more important later in life. It probably wouldn’t mater; I would have ignored me back then anyway. Most of my problems were from not listening to old people, can’t solve that by more of the same.