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Friday, 28 June 2013

The Return Of Friday Night Is Rockabilly Night 110

I haven't got any tattoos- never seen one I really liked enough to make me want to get it done. I'm not saying I don't like them, I just never got the bug. Plus, when I were a lad, they were very much an outsider thing. You wouldn't have one done in a visible place if you ever wanted gainful employment. Hence, they were very much an outsider thing. I was never that much an outsider. Now, everyone has one, all over the place. Overexposed and from top to bottom. I was once in a busy swimming pool with my kids and I think we were the only  three people in the water without tattoos. A much younger colleague has her niece and nephew's names on her the tops of her feet. On a school trip she asked if I ever thought about having my kids names tattooed on me, to which I replied 'Nope. I can remember my kid's names.' Also, having them scrawled on my inner forearms won't make them mean any more to me. But occasionally a proper 50s style rockabilly tattoo can be appealing.

Tonight's Friday night song is a real swinging, bluesy rockabilly song from Jimmy Dempsey in 1960. He woke up this morning and she done moved- gone, left, skidaddled, real gone.

Think I might go for a pint.

She Done Moved


Walter said...

Exactly - nowadays you are the outsider if you haven't got a tattoo. You'll have a problem for the rest of your life if you not well in grammar.

For example the Norwegian Football player John Carew has to fight with write errors: In the neck he carries the stroke: "Ma Vie, Mes Régles", what should be called so much like „My life, my rules“. Indeed, the Accent is wrong put and means, instead: „My life, my menstruation."

Enjoy your pint Adam

dickvandyke said...

Hear hear.
I'm proud that I spent 24 yrs in the military - much of it drunk - and never succumbed to the indelible ink nonsense. In spite of much encouragement in the likes of Singapore.

Laser tattoo removal will be massive in years to come.

Pretty student girls with dolphins majestically rising atop their pert botties will be devastated in 30 years when they're just inky blue blobs drowning near their ankles.

Swiss Adam said...

'I spent 24 yrs in the military - much of it drunk'. Great line DVD.

Artog said...

I've never felt the urge, like so many things it just seems so arbitrary. The only groups that tattoos make sense for for me are the armed forces (especially the navy) and Hells Angels. One of my friends was a soldier and he had loads of skulls and skeletons all over him, he said the army found distinctive tattoos useful for working out which bits go in which coffin.

George said...

Have you seen that Japanese 50s rockabilly an Ace????????????

George said...

Nice mekons article, terrific group. It's Wolverhampton, by the way. Charity Chic is the weegie. Drew, I believe, is also from there, ish.

Swiss Adam said...

Sorry to misplace you George

londonlee said...

When I were a lad only person I knew with a tattoo was my Grandad who had little anchors on his forearms like Popeye. But he was in the Navy so he had an excuse.

The woman who teaches my son swimming has a name tattooed up her inner thigh. I mean, really!

Charity Chic said...

I should have posted Let's Get Tattoos on my Carter USM post