What’s that all over your BUTT, dude?

August 7, 2010

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I have to love this. Here are shots from an international tattoo convention, and the captions inform us the aim is to “promote the industry and garner positive thinking towards tattoos.”

Oh really? How does that work, exactly?

tattoo back this 300“Okay dudes! Drop your pants and let the world see your colorful tattooed butts, so we can promote the industry and garner some more positive thinking!

“Hey Steve, take your shirt off! We need your goofy back-elephant to help promote the industry and garner some more positive thinking!

I’ll tell you one thing, dear readers. If I ever find myself reclining on a tattoo parlor table while a needle jabs like Woody Woodpecker at my big puffy butt, I will figure my life has finally hit absolute rock bottom, and I’ll do the right thing.

“Excuse me sir, is there a gun shop anywhere near this tattoo parlor? I’m just guessing there must be.”

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Top: Participants show off their tattoos at the 2010 Taiwan International Tattoo Convention in Taipei July 30, 2010. The convention aims to gather people from all over the world to promote the industry and garner positive thinking towards tattoos.

Right: An artist displays his back in front of his exhibition booth at the convention.

REUTERS photos by Nicky Loh

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BG, it’s a tat more ink than I need; but I am thinking positive thoughts. Ok, grinnning! That’s a positive thing, right? Not trying to needle you to much, it’s just that I always respect your opinions. Or was that minions?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

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When I see tattoos like these, I do not have the thoughts positive. I think they have the defect cognitive.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

I am not supposed to teach, else I would have said that that is the elephant god, Ganesh…. he’s the one most Hindu’s worship before they start doing something new….

Oh and I loooooooooove tattooos!!! I have one! :D

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I had a fleeting thought of getting a mural of the fall of satan from grace on my back. Dunno why, just thought about it. Then I got the airplane instead.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Shra, what are you wearing in ink? Not a shoe!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

I sport a Japanaese Kanji, One… it says traveller and its on my ankle….. :)

btw, BG… loving the butts!! ;)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Such cheek. Enough with the cracks already.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

I didn’t see that one coming, Shra. Should have, but didn’t…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Man, I so didn’t need to see that. I’m gonna have to stare at the sun to burn that first image out of my mind.

Posted by SkimpyDog | Report as abusive

@SkimpyDog: Please don’t burn your eyes! Just wait and I am sure there will be another post with something equally as strange or disturbing and you will forget all about these photos!
Donuts, Skimpy needs donuts, with lots of sprinkles.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

A tasteful tattoo or 2 or 3 is one thing, but with these kinds of tattoos, I seriously wonder about the tattooee. I mean, I don’t need a bunch of tattoos to feel attractive. Do they? My butt is fine the way it is, so I’m told. And what are they going to look like when they’re 60-70-80, when their skin begins to sag?

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Doc: I know! Remember how the wine bottle candle holders looked after the multi colored wax dripped all over them?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Right you are, Doc. I don’t know about 60-70-80. Right now I’m about 38-52-90, and yeah, I’m glad I don’t have tatooes….

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

Why didnt you see what coming, Baz?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

That you would find grotesque tattooed butts attractive….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Oh come on.. they are a nice shape! At least from the sides? ;)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

But surely, if you were going to have a tattoo of an elephant god, you would have it on your front ?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Thanks Spin.. See, Baz, us girls have an eye for shapes.. ;)

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