Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Next, scarification!

Here’s something both amusing and frightening (Hat tip to Billy Beck): there are actually people getting Barrack Obama tattoos. American politics has been getting more messianic since 9/11, so I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised that it’s reached this level. Dismayed, but not surprised.

It’s especially absurd when you consider that Obama has been in office for less than a month, and thus no one has any idea what his lasting image will be. If he ends up in some sort of scandal or public opinion of him just goes sour, having his face indelibly drawn into your flesh could get really embarrassing a few years down the line. (Imagine going through life with Ross Perot's face on your bicep.) People who have the name of some cute barfly they met 3 hours ago tattooed on themselves at least have the excuse of being drunk.

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