I like a sharp looking tattoo. I don’t have one because I haven’t thought of anything I want on my body forever. I’m open to getting one at some point.
This however is a cautionary tattoo tale.
Years ago there was a Boatswain’s (pronounced Bosun’s) Mate on my ship with an interesting tattoo on the back of his neck above his collar. Written in Olde English script was the phrase “Trust No Bitches”. I never had the chance to ask him what sequence of events led to his epiphany.
As luck would have it, this young man’s next set of orders was to a Submarine tender, a Navy ship which at the time was crewed with a high percentage of females as it is classified as a non-combat ship and combat ship roles for females were still being worked out. (I was on an all male crewed ship at the time).
I always wished I could have been a fly on the wall bulkhead when he checked in with his new female Chief/Division Officer/Department Head/XO/CO on his new ship. I’m picturing a frosty reception.This entry was posted in Uncategorized by Rich