One strange trend that emerges on the horizon of cutting edge body modification is the tongue tattoo. What is its attraction? It is on an area of the body which, it goes without saying, is sensitive. The tongue is rough and spongey, making it a poor canvas (which results in crummier imagery). It is largely invisible, unless one is showing it off deliberately, or eating ice-cream, or retaliating to a child in the window of a school bus. Perhaps it is a rite of passage, a sort of Mount Everest of pain endurance. “Why” is only the tip of the iceberg. What? As in, what would such a tattoo depict? seems an even better question to ask. The most popular area for this tattoo is the tip of the tongue. What picture goes there? A tiny face? A picture of Gene Simmons? Here were the best three I was able to find:
1.The word “Dude”. It’s the only word you feel you need to communicate in the event of laryngitis? Dude. That’s awesome.
2. A picture of Jesus. Way to turn sticking your tongue out into a simultaneous display of disrespect and worship. Amen.
3.Hello Kitty. I just don’t know. Why does she belong on a tongue? Hmm…