© 2010 Aaron Atkinson

Drunk Butterfly

Last February my co-workers boyfriend went to Florida for a weekend getaway. One night after a few too many libations at a nearby dive, he stumbled into a dark tattoo parlor with a neon pink OPEN sign humming in the window. A lifelong Trekky, boyfriend decided to have the Star Trek Communicator tattooed on his chest.

After a recent vacation of her own, I sat next to my co-worker in a departmental meeting. Upon glancing down, I noticed a delicate, red butterfly tattoo set high on her ankle. Responding to my inquiry about the permanence of the decision she laughed and said that of course it wasn’t real, but simply a temporary tattoo that could easily be removed with a little alcohol.

We all shared a good laugh, thinking back to the Star Trek incident.

Ironic, isn’t it, that when it comes to tattoos, alcohol puts them on almost as easily as it takes them off!


  1. BK
    Posted August 26, 2010 at 1:00 am | #

    Beam me up — thank goodness Ironman doesn’t have a logo 🙂

  2. Aaron Atkinson
    Posted August 26, 2010 at 2:01 am | #

    But bat and superman do. Hypothetically speaking, how many ensigns do you think he could fit on his chest?

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