Not so long ago . . . Only sailors and scumbags had tattoos.
Nowadays celebrities, socialites and most middle-class college hotties are covered in tattoos.
Of course, with some of our favorites featured in the top photo, our blog community has a penchant for Kansas City ink.
And this leads us to consider upcoming Midtown tribute to a tattoo legend . . .
"Midtown's Grimm Tattoo has plans for a Bert Grimm Tattoo Museum near its Broadway shop."
The public/donor blog take is okay . . .
By the time James Holman sat down to craft a feature story on the life and times of Bert Grimm in July 1979, the subject's legend as a tattoo artist was all but written - in permanent ink.
Even better, the website history has more photos and the promo reads more honestly . . .
For 4 generations, the Grimm family name has been synonymous with quality, innovative and revolutionary tattoo artistry.
And all of this inspires our TKC playlist on the topic of tattoos tonight . . .
We start with the Rolling Stones at their sleaziest . . . From their Tattoo You album:
A quick trip to the mall, grocery store or QT might clue some readers into tattoo culture resonating amongst hip-hop fans . . .
There are a lot of great Irish songs about tattoos . . . This is one of my favorites . . .
An underrated tribute to present day ink culture from Weird-Al . . .
Finale . . . "With nothing to show but this brand new tattoo . . ."
As always, thanks for reading this weekend and have a safe and fun Saturday night . . .