Thursday, December 01, 2005

People really don't think this tattoo is real

I've only had this nametag tattoo for a month. (Compliments of Joe Reinke from Iron Age Studio.)

But I've been keeping record of the reactions from people. Interestingly enough, just like the reactions from wearing my regular nametag, the tattooed nametag elicits several types of responses:

Laughter
Most people just start cracking up. They tend to be friends of mine who've heard about the tattoo, known me for years, and aren't surprised (yet still slightly shocked) that I would actually do it.

Commendation
Phrases such as "That's awesome!" "No way!" and "It's about time!" have been commonplace. I usually reply with, "Yep. I did it. Believe it."

Exclamation
I've had approximately 18 people drop their jaws and say "Holy sh*t!"

Disbelief
Funny - a lot of people think it's fake. "Is that a Sharpie?!" they'd say. And I think the reason for this is because, tough as it is to admit, who the hell would tattoo a nametag on their chest? I suppose some people think it's SO ridiculous, that it just couldn't be real. But my response is, "Well, it's about as real as my commitment."

LET ME ASK YA THIS...

How did people react to your tattoo?

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Scott Ginsberg
Author/Speaker/That guy with the nametag
www.hellomynameisscott.com