I’m sure there’s a paradox in here somewhere » « Taxonomy is an evil conspiracy I think the wings are superfluous, though Wouldn’t some variant of this image make for a most excellent tattoo? (I expect the Trophy Wife will come screeching into the parking lot any minute now, to tell me no, no, no while hitting me with a rolled up newspaper.) Share this:PrintEmailShare on TumblrTweet I’m sure there’s a paradox in here somewhere » « Taxonomy is an evil conspiracy
“Hey, honey, I made a little stop on the way home from work tonight…”
Try getting it done in henna. It’s semi-permanent plus results in a lovely shade of sepia.
That is oddly ten-million-times cooler than I would have expected a tattoo mockup of a winged cephalopod (sp!?) to be. o.O
If Trophy Wife&trade loves you, she’ll let you get that tattoo (at least, that’s what you should tell yourself).
I’d settle for that design (including the wings) on a black T-shirt…
Maybe you should suggest that you get matching tattoos. Perhaps that’s why she’s resisting… she wants one too!!
Random Guy says
Can someone explain the Trophy Wife joke?
I’m tattooed 5 times and I agree that it makes a nice design. But it depends a lot where you’re thinking of getting it done… on your butt ?
Kilgore Trout says
Agreed, lose the wing and its a bad ass tattoo.
But I actually came here to show this to PZ, you mentioned the trophy wife, then I read this Comic. hehehe. Hope you enjoy.
Rey Fox says
I suppose as long as you get it in such a location that all but the top is never covered. Because when this image first loaded up below the headline and before I scrolled down, it looked like a winged penis.
PZ keeps talking about squid or octopus tattoos….
is he one drunk nigh away from a inking session?
Gas anyone noticed on Project Runway that Christian (the frontrunner) has a big octopus and squid tattoo on his right shoulder and bicep?
They’re pretty “fierce”.
sooo many missed keys in that post…
How about manta-ray wings instead?
If I see this as a tramp stamp on a lady, I’m fairly certain I’m legally obligated to hit on her….
Either while the Trophy Wife is beating PZ or while PZ is being tattooed,”Ace Of Spades” by Motorhead has to be playing.
Here I go explaining jokes. Random Guy, a few months ago on an other site, some left a comment about why evolutionist are fighting so desperately against cdesign proponentsists, they are try to protect their huge stashes of cash and their trophy wives. You can guess the rest.
With the wings spread out across the shoulder blades, and the tips of the braided tentacles just touching the tailbone – yes.
Needs some more color, though.
That is bad ass. I might have to get that myself.
Cuttlefish, OM says
Those arms are pretty things,
But it needs to lose the wings,
Even then it’s kinda sinister and wouldn’t be my pick.
Were I inked up in some manner,
Then the picture from my banner
Is the cuttlefish I think would be the one to do the trick.
True Bob says
Best name for a tattoo joint:
Sorry Mom Tattoo
(he’s still working his business website)
Trophy Wife&trade can usually be found sitting beside PZ as they tool around The Greater Metropolitan Morris, MN area in their shiny, convertible sports car. They’re big in all the clubs, and Trophy Wife&trade has been known to drive even the healthiest of supermodels into a life of cocaine abuse and eating disorders. They are the “beautiful people,” and they make Morris, Minnesota look like Rio de Janeiro instead of Fargo, ND.
Honestly, though, I can’t remember the post where the Trophy Wife legend was born, and I don’t have time to look. It’s a funny one, though.
If a sci-blogger biker gang is ever formed, I think you just found thier club colors.
Meng Bomin says
Random Guy, here is the background on the “Trophy Wife” joke.
Ferrous Patella says
One of his friends had this tattoo:
Reminds me of the arms of House Greyjoy of Pyke.
DSK Samways says
Isn’t that the inlay art for the second album of the seminal, but little known metal-industrial-tekno-ska quartet, Screaming Death Punk Squid Monster F****r?
Another addition to my ever growing list of tattoos I want. Actually I’m adding this to the top of the list.
#10: ” …before I scrolled down, it looked like a winged penis. ”
As a …’cut’ male (TMI, I know) perhaps I am missing some crucial personal experience here, but I sure do not see a ‘penis’.
Ginger Yellow says
I’m not a tattoo person myself (don’t mind them at all on other people), but I would love it on a T-shirt. It would go nicely with my “squid overlords” shirt.
Abby Normal says
Why does it have 10 tentacles?
Abby Normal says
Oh, it’s a Histioteuthis rüppellii. Never mind.
PZ Myers says
Because that’s the correct number of arms for most squid.
Brownian, OM says
Though some species have a different number, most squid have eight arms and two tentacles.
I want a blue ring octopus tattoo.
Abby Normal says
Or is it a loligo vulgaris? I’m just making myself confused at this point. Obviously I’m woefully uneducated in this important subject.
Dave Eaton says
The wings look kinda, er, angelic. Replace them with pterodactyl wings.
Someone design a tattoo/t-shirt, and sell it on Cafe’ Press or somesuch, and then donate the dough to some educational foundation. Cause I want one.
(I imagine myself at a concert, wearing this on a black t-shirt, throwing the horns, and yelling “Freethought!” Drunk out of my mind, of course. And probably fist-fighting with the nearest Skynyrd fan…)
Ha ha…I thought that right away too. Best books ever!
Haha, check out the tags on the original art: “deep”, “fry,” “food.” I can’t have that tattoo – it just would make me hungry!
Lose the wings. Also the squid’s body is entirely to monochromatic and flat. I’m thinking an intricate grey-scale hatching deep black and grey tones to make it go from a flat cutout to a three dimentional depiction. Sort of what was done with the wings that aren’t going to be there.
To make it authentic you could look into using genuine squid ink. Has anyone ever tried it? Can it be done without poisoning yourself? Would it hurt more/less, last longer and how would the color be? What is squid ink made of anyway?
A squid depicted in detailed grey-scale done in squid ink. Everyone else would drop dead from envy.
It would so be worth getting my ska band back together to tour with those guys.
Come on, PZ, just get it. You’re already tenured, and your wife already tolerates you blogging all the time.
(Where’s the mid-life crisis, dude?)
A tat’s nothing. Plus, you’d look really cool. And in the end it dies with you, which kinda rocks…
Nah, on second thought, I don’t think you’re the tat-type…
But it’d still look cool on you, I think…
Huh? Where’s my huge stash of cash and trophy wife?
This stinks! This is total BS!
Barry Trask says
That isn’t a tattoo. That’s a huge decal for the hood of a 1970’s Pontiac Trans Am. Cool…way, way cooler than the original “Firebird” decal.
Ian Robinson says
First thing I thought off when seeing the logo was the Queen logo. Various incarnations at http://artrock.se/queen_logo.htm
J, you are going to have to join the Dark Clan. Just contact PZ for more information.
Wouldn’t this rad artwork look better on your tricked out Camaro?
If a Suicide Girl got one of these tattoos would it be a Suicide Squid?
What’s this??? Your body, your choice, I say.
Kevin L. says
You know, I’ve been considering getting a tattoo for awhile now, but I couldn’t think of what I might want for a design. I think I finally have my answer.
Transitional species, anyone?
Everyone knows flying cephalopods have BAT WINGS!
Those are definitely NOT bat wings. Look more raptorish to me.
Crudely Wrott says
I don’t care much about tattoos. If you have some, fine. Just don’t expect me to ask you about them. I have none and I don’t miss them. But for this image to be a great tat it needs one thing. Wet wings.
Now some starving artist can create a dynasty! You’re welcome.
It kind of looks like Cthulu wearing a bishop’s mitre to me. And the stylized Ace of spades suggests he plays either poker or bridge?
Cthulu is supposed to have dragon wings according to wikipedia. But birds are just evolved dinosaurs, so the feathers are something like a reverse atavism.
I know I’m coming into this thread late, and won’t be surprised or offended if I don’t get a response, but…was there a link to the source of the squid-pic? I didn’t spot one on a quick fly-by of the thread, but I really, REALLY would like to paint this (sans wings) on a shirt (for personal wear only, I hasten to add; no intention of making any kind of profit other than the envy of my friends), but would want to ask the artist for permission, in the interest of not stomping on his/her intellectual property rights.
PZ Myers says
Click on the picture.
Thank you very much! :)