The Blah Blah Blah UFO
"It’s a line drawing of a UFO with a tractor beam coming out of it. On the tractor beam are the words 'blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.' And then in the tractor beam, there’s a cow.
"What really sucks, too, is that it hurt so badly -- because the tattoo artist’s needle was too long or something. I don’t know, maybe I’m just a wuss. But I couldn’t get it finished, because it hurt too much. So it’s not done and it’s the worst tattoo. It caused me so many problems when I used to date, before my girlfriend and I got together. Like they would look at this tattoo and go, 'What is that?' And it would just ruin everything.
"My friend drew it, and he’s great, but it looks terrible on me. And the worst thing is there’s no meaning. I told [my friend] roughly what I wanted. I think I said I wanted something meaningful in the tractor beam, but I went, 'Just put whatever. Blah, blah, blah.' And then he literally did. But at the time I was like, 'Oh cool, that’s really funny.' I don’t think I was even drunk. It was during a time in my life when I was especially reckless. I was probably 23, so I was old enough to know it was a bad tattoo. But it was done consciously. God, what a mess." -- Jeremy G., 28, writer