Monday, April 03, 2006

tattoo who?

Cats are too furry to have tattoos, except those bald sphinxes.

In some places, vets tattoo the only non-furry part of a cat to indicate that a cat has been micro-chipped. Yes, the ear.

Some humans like to have tattoos on them. Some are really cool, or serve a purpose, like in the TV show Prison Break.

the cool tattoo featured in the TV show Supernatural, Scarecrow episode

the all important tattoos on Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) in Prison Break

A type of tattoo which is quite popular are those using Chinese or Japanese characters. The New York Times recently reported that a lot of them are actually nonsense.

Ha ha ha. From fashion statement to fashion victim. There are also t-shirts with Chinese or Japanese characters which are probably nonsense as well. It was going to happen. Sometime ago, it was fashionable amongst young Japanese to wear clothing and caps with English writing and we know most of that was gibberish.

- 'Cool Tat, Too Bad It's Gibberish' from New York Times of 2 April 2006.
- Hanzi Smatter a blog that uncovers the real translation

If you cannot get into the NY Times just click on the picture below to make it bigger

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.


I can't believe my human left me all day today to return to work. He came back very tired, but I am not going to allow him to get me off his lap (although it makes typing a bit difficult).


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