Cabrini Ink: student tattoos rated on originality

By Jake Verterano
March 13, 2008

Megan Pellegrino

I love my tattoos. Is that weird? No, I don’t think so. I mean, a tattoo is part of your skin. It’s actually a healed scar on your skin. So in a sense, a tattoo is part of you. Basically, I’m loving myself.

I have two tattoos. I have the Superman logo on my left calf which I got on my 19th birthday. I figured that was a good time to get it. I mean, what else do you do on your 19th birthday? Nothing. The way I see it, a tattoo was a perfect way to remember that day.

Anyway, I got the tattoo because I love Superman comics. Superman is pretty much the coolest superhero there is. He’s just awesome. Plus, I act like I’m I figured it was a pretty appropriate tattoo.

I also have the Italian horn on my right inner ankle. I got this because surprisingly I’m 100 percent Italian. The Italian horn, that chili pepper thing for you non-Italians, is there to protect you from the evil eye and all that other bad stuff Grandma Josephine warned me about.

My parents weren’t too happy with my first tattoo. Fortunately, my disgustingly dark leg hair hid Superman for a while until my mom saw it seven months later. She tried to rub it off with didn’t work.

My parents loved my Italian horn tattoo. My family is very big on Italian tradition, and the fact that I got that meant a lot to them. I was pretty surprised, considering last time I got a tattoo I was attacked with stinky cleaning products.

Now, before I go on I must state that the fact that I have two tattoos hardly qualifies me to rate other people’s. I plan on getting more, so I figured I’d check out some other students’ tattoos at Cabrini. So without further ado, I present Cabrini INK!

Tat 1: Astrology signs are probably one of the more popular tattoos on our campus. If you want to get a tattoo and can’t think of anything to get, get an astrological sign.if you’re into them.

This is the sign for Libra. The person who has this tattoo is really into their star signs and everything. I think it’s a cool tattoo. I’m not really a fan of the placement.

I give this tattoo a B.

Tat 2: No pun was intended..seriously. Here we have another astrology sign.

The Gemini symbol reminds me of someone being horny. It reminds me of like a “horny she-devil” or something. That is NO reflection on the person with this tattoo, for real.

I’m not crazy about writing on tattoos, and I’m not sure if it works or not in this case. The writing is facing the person so they can read it but that’s not the point of tattoos. Be proud of your tat, show off your tat!

This tattoo is on the foot. The foot is a nice place for tattoos that you would like to keep well hidden, but it is one of the hardest places to keep clean. Foot tattoos also need to be touched up much more than other tattoos. I give this tattoo a B-.

Tat 3: Yes, that is Stitch. Yes, that is a real tattoo.

When I first saw this tattoo I thought it was from one of those wash on tattoo kits.not so much. The person who has this tattoo goes perfectly with this tattoo.

The art on this is awesome. It took a few hours to get looking like that and they had to go back for even more work for the tattoo. The tattoo is in a great location. I say that because mine is in the same spot.

Cartoon characters are sometimes a decision people will regret later in life.

The tattoo looks pretty good, and the person thought hard about this decision. I give this tattoo an A.

Tat 4: Alright, I’m going to be honest. I don’t like this tattoo.

I don’t really know what’s going on with the tattoo here, and when I asked what it was I got the worst possible response. “I saw it online and I liked it.”

One of the worst things to do is to just see something online or on another person and get it. A tattoo should be an individual representation of yourself, not just some random crap you throw on your body.

The placement is on the back of the neck. Once again, that looks nasty. Anyway, it reminds me of a hole in the back of your neck. That’s gross. This also reminds me of Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Dr. Seuss. You’re not agreeing with me right now, are you? LOOK AT IT!

I’m scared just looking at it. If that top part was blue, it would be Thing 3! It looks like it’s going to come running off that neck and knock my fish out of it’s fishbowl. Not that I have a fish in my dorm or anything.because that’s against school

Anyway, this tattoo gets a C. Nice effort but overall, this was a flop.

This is just a tiny, tiny selection of the many tattoos at Cabrini College. I’m sure there are much cooler ones here at Cabrini. If you have one, feel free to e-mail it to me. I might even review your tattoo next.

But in the end, it doesn’t matter what I think of your tattoo. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks of your tattoo. It’s what you think of your tattoo. It’s your body, it’s your life, so think carefully when choosing a tattoo. You’re going to be stuck with it the rest of your life, whether you like it or not.

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