September 25, 2007

"What tattoo would you recommend for the Dalai Lama?"

"As you can see, he has plenty of room on his arm."

38 comments:

jane said...

I’m joining a gun club and, on the envelop provided for paperwork to be sent in, someone handwrote “WWJD” in the upper RH corner. On the lower LH corner is a graphic of a shooter...

The DL would be really cool with a tat of each. Keep everybody guessing over the mystery of it all-- I know I'm wondering :)

Hoosier Daddy said...

How about Free Tibet?

I'm still pondering three designs for my third one. Decisions decisions.

paul a'barge said...

Irezumi

Google it

MadisonMan said...

Why would anyone get a tattoo? You don't wear the same clothes for years on end, or the same jewelry. Why box a design onto your skin for all time?

I hope the tattoo craze ends before my kids are old enough for one.

Meade said...
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Meade said...

Dream Vortex Flag

Tim said...

"Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly."

Bob said...

"China Sucks" in Kanji.

David53 said...

A Rubik's Cube

Beth said...

A Chinese character that doesn't mean what he thinks it means.

Roger said...
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Hoosier Daddy said...

Why would anyone get a tattoo?

Personal choice. For me, its what they say about myself conveyed in some very nice art. I'm sure others have thier reasons and to each thier own.

Why box a design onto your skin for all time?

Since I didn't get in the immortality line, they'll last as long as I do.

Roger said...

Amen, MM: I can see family gatherings 30 years from now as the grandkids cluster around their grandma's knee saying "Great tats, Granny--you have your nipples pierced too?"

AllenS said...

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Trooper York said...

He needs to get the set of Chinese characters that Marcus Canby has on his shoulder and down his arm...he was told that the script meant strength, power and purpose...but in fact it was the recipe for General Tao's chicken.

Paddy O. said...

The absence of the tattoo is his tattoo.

The blank canvas. The open space. Nothingness.

Those who lead frenzied, cluttered lives despise the emptiness. They want to fill. To cover. To mark. They want to assert identity.

They do not know what to do with someone who has no need of exterior trappings.

"Tattoo yourself, Dalai Lama. Leave yourself. Be one of us. Join the frenzy and the rage."

The arm remains bare. Calm. Simple. He remains himself, fully a person.

Trooper York said...

In the sweet old country where I come from
Nobody ever works
Yeah nothing gets done
We hang fire, we hang fire

You know marrying money is a full time job
I don't need the aggravation
I'm a lazy slob
I hang fire, I hang fire
Hang fire, put it on the wire

We've got nothing to eat
We got nowhere to work
Nothing to drink
We just lost our shirts
I'm on the dole
We ain't for hire
Say what the hell
Say what the hell, hang fire
Hang fire, hang fire, put it on the wire
Doo doo doo

Take a thousand dollars go have some fun
Put it all on at a hundred to one
Hang fire, hang fire, put it on the wire

(Tattoo You, 1981 The Rolling Stones)

joe said...

I would suggest the pugilistic leprachaun mascot of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

P. D. "Bo" Steele said...

I would recommend placement of the Gettysburg Address on that bare arm. In Latin.

Ann Althouse said...

"I'm still pondering three designs for my third one."

You have three arms??

"A Chinese character that doesn't mean what he thinks it means."

LOL.

"I would suggest the pugilistic leprachaun mascot of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish."

LOL.

David53 said...

Ann,

Please show us a picture of your tattoo.

If you don't have one, what would you get if you had to get one?

Hoosier Daddy said...

You have three arms??

Three tattoo designs for my third tattoo.

I figured you were being humorous but just in case....

Trooper York said...

Another in the just the punchline series….well the tattoo says “Welcome to Jamaica, Land of Happy People, get on the Parrot Bus and have a pina colada”.

LordSomber said...

Amen, Paddy O. His Holiness needn't dabble in such mundane Ego Utility Applications as tattoos.

Smilin' Jack said...

""What tattoo would you recommend for the Dalai Lama?""

I recommend he get to a gym, and keep that wet noodle of an arm under wraps until it has some muscle tone.

James Wigderson said...

Goodness, nobody suggested a golf bag full of clubs?

"Heavy hitter that Lama. Long."

blake said...

"This space available."

. said...

he should get a swastika

jane said...

Billy Bob!

El Presidente said...

Q: Why would anyone get a tattoo?

A: To show their individuality (just like everybody else).

jane said...

LOL. How can we vote 4 U N O-8, if U don't I-dentify Urself, L-Presidente?

Dave TN said...

Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-galunga

Trooper York said...

I understand that Mike Tyson has a Dalai Lama tattoo....so it would only be fair if he got a Mike Tyson tattoo...pre Robin Givens of course.

tjl said...

"I recommend he get to a gym"

Ordinarily I'd endorse this suggestion, except that there's something deeply unsettling about the prospect of a buff, studly Dalai Lama.

Jennifer said...

This space intentionally left blank.

I ♥ Beastie Boys.

Or, he could do a rebus with some large boobs with a giant curly wig followed by a llama. But, it's tacky to tattoo your *own* name on yourself.

El Presidente said...

Trooper,

Tyson has a Mao and a Che tattoo. That Che, got the T-Shirts and now he's getting all the tats.

I knew I should have given him the Yezhov treatment before I had him killed in Bolivia.

Trooper York said...

El Presidente, he got a tat of the Dalai Lama on his butt when he was in prison, along with the one of Richard Gere and the gerbil.

Sir William Scythe said...

How about, 'Give me back all the slaves I used to have before my country was liberated by China'.

Use a small font.