Let me start this off by saying Rest In Peace to Tupac Shakur, easily one of the most influential rappers of all time. 2Pac made many references to an early death in his music, and unfortunately, it ended up be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Only two positives came from ‘Pac’s untimely demise: the great musical legacy he left behind, and the fact that he did not live long enough for his tattoos to look ridiculous.
I was just having a conversation about how much of horrible a life-decision it would have been to have gotten a “Thug Life” tattoo back in the day thanks to 2Pac. I love the guy as much as anyone else, but shit, I plan to grow old someday. With age comes wrinkles and flab. I’ll be damned if I’m going to be at the beach with my grandchildren and showing off a bunch of stretched-out squiggly letters across my gut that used to say “Thug Life” but are now just chopped and screwed up gibberish. Besides, I was never a thug to begin with. I went to college. I know coding languages. Plural. Yes, I might slap the sh*t out someone for disrespecting me, but that just means the poor fool got his dignity taken from him by a geek, not a thug. That’s much worse, when you really think about it.
I can’t wait to see what some people are gonna look like when they get too old for their ink. Paw prints on the thighs gonna start looking like long-ass chicken feet tracks. Gravity will turn many a titty tat into sad, droopy, elongated reminders of what used to be. Let’s hope that the majority of the world’s tattoos stand the test of time…but if they don’t, well…Folks brought that on themselves!!!
Back to 2Pac: It’s been 15 years since he died, but I’m about to pour out a little liquor in ‘Pac’s memory!Tweet