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2012-09-03 01:59:48 AM  
Having a tattoo, period, is a sign of incompetence. Having an incriminating tattoo is pretty much expected for people who think that permanently mutilating their bodies is some sort of profound social statement.
 
2012-09-03 02:04:56 AM  
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2012-09-03 02:09:13 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Having a tattoo, period, is a sign of incompetence. Having an incriminating tattoo is pretty much expected for people who think that permanently mutilating their bodies is some sort of profound social statement.


Hey you don't know me man. My ink means something...in Chinese. I just don't know what.
 
2012-09-03 02:26:51 AM  

pappy1398: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Having a tattoo, period, is a sign of incompetence. Having an incriminating tattoo is pretty much expected for people who think that permanently mutilating their bodies is some sort of profound social statement.

Hey you don't know me man. My ink means something...in Chinese. I just don't know what.


dtdstudios.com
 
2012-09-03 02:55:32 AM  
FTFA: A few tattoos figure into "dumb criminal" stories from the Tampa Bay area and beyond. Take Sean Eric Roberts, accused in 2009 of breaking into a home in Florida. He was identified by the outline of the state of Florida, helpfully inked onto his face.

What said tard might looks like:

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2012-09-03 02:56:15 AM  
/I am sorry for insulting tards everywhere
 
2012-09-03 03:03:23 AM  

Elegy: FTFA: A few tattoos figure into "dumb criminal" stories from the Tampa Bay area and beyond. Take Sean Eric Roberts, accused in 2009 of breaking into a home in Florida. He was identified by the outline of the state of Florida, helpfully inked onto his face.

What said tard might looks like:

[i.imgur.com image 300x255]


I've never seen someone intentionally have a penis tattooed on his face before. Wow.
 
2012-09-03 03:04:31 AM  

Elegy: /I am sorry for insulting tards everywhere


Nah it's cool man.

/I like cheese.
 
2012-09-03 03:04:52 AM  
i690.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-03 03:06:45 AM  
I recall Dog the Bounty Hunter talking about how much EASIER it made his job.

Think about it- a bounty hunter has far lesser capacity to ID people than the cops. Detaining the wrong person is hella risky, legally. Now identifying yourself as someone else to the cops is generally a crime, but not to a bounty hunter, and if a bounty hunter asks to see your ID, there's really no obligation to give it. They can just say "no, I'm some other guy, fark you" and walk off.

Now that's a tough one, when you think about it. If you don't have an address or someone they know ratting on them, well, you could pass them on the street and it's unlikely to be actionable unless they're uniquely "funny-lookin'". A lot of people look alike and you can't just grab people on that theory.

But the tattoos... well that's something entirely different. That's quite reliable, and pretty much instantaneous.

Kinda paradoxical in that it's nothing but a major liability in the culture of "badass" that it seems to represent. You commit a robbery with a visible tattoo, you're far less likely to get away with it. You're far less likely to be able to successfully stay on the lam or pretend you're someone else when you've got these identifying marks all over you. Heck, your neighbors might not know much about you but they might recognize the ink if asked.
 
2012-09-03 03:11:27 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Having a tattoo, period, is a sign of incompetence.


You should await the day someone performs their incompetence for/on you, and they don't have a tattoo.
/never assume
 
2012-09-03 03:25:18 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Elegy: FTFA: A few tattoos figure into "dumb criminal" stories from the Tampa Bay area and beyond. Take Sean Eric Roberts, accused in 2009 of breaking into a home in Florida. He was identified by the outline of the state of Florida, helpfully inked onto his face.

What said tard might looks like:

[i.imgur.com image 300x255]

I've never seen someone intentionally have a penis tattooed on his face before. Wow.


The key to a successful robbery is using fake tattoos. Not only is it a modestly good defense that you don't match the description, witnesses tend to focus on them and neglect to notice other details about you.

Of course, if you planned this shiat so well, you'd probably be doing something more useful with your life.
 
2012-09-03 03:29:45 AM  
on the flip side, using temporary tattoos during crimes could give one the shadow of a doubt that lets a jury allow one to walk free. but criminals are usually not the imaginative intelligent type.
 
2012-09-03 03:31:51 AM  
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Richard Speck's "born to raise hell" tattoo help to identify and then convict him of his nurse murdering spree. Being stupid might have had a huge factor in his conviction too, Richard couldn't count to 9. It seems as if the article is saying this type of identification is something new and wonderful.
 
2012-09-03 03:34:59 AM  

KrispyKritter: on the flip side, using temporary tattoos during crimes could give one the shadow of a doubt that lets a jury allow one to walk free. but criminals are usually not the imaginative intelligent type.


That's how I'm going to commit my first murder. Shave my upper body, draw a bunch of fake tattoos, and make sure I commit the crime shirtless, in view of witnesses. They will only know that a tattooed guy in a ski mask did it. The ink washes off, I keep my shirt on for a few weeks til the hair grows back...I don't know how Alex Cross is going to solve this one.
 
2012-09-03 03:36:42 AM  
TFA: "The more unique it is, with a unique location, the better," Puetz said. It also helps that most people getting tattooed don't think to themselves, "Gee I wonder if someone will be able to identify me from this?"

My parents asked me to do one thing when I got my first tat- tell them what it was and where it was in case it was ever needed to identify my body.

/I've kept them up-to-date on the ink since then
 
2012-09-03 03:39:05 AM  
Kurmudgeon
2012-09-03 03:11:27 AM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Having a tattoo, period, is a sign of incompetence.

You should await the day someone performs their incompetence for/on you, and they don't have a tattoo.
/never assume 



You mean, like your incompetent post?
 
2012-09-03 03:43:14 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Having a tattoo, period, is a sign of incompetence.


I feel the same way about those godawful gauge earrings and the paragons of intellect who wear them.

/Yeah, you're unique. You're an individual. You're so edgy and non-conformist.
 
2012-09-03 03:43:33 AM  

you are a puppet: That's how I'm going to commit my first murder. Shave my upper body, draw a bunch of fake tattoos, and make sure I commit the crime shirtless, in view of witnesses. They will only know that a tattooed guy in a ski mask did it. The ink washes off, I keep my shirt on for a few weeks til the hair grows back...I don't know how Alex Cross is going to solve this one.


Alex Cross goes to fark.com = one chapter
Alex Cross scans for articles about tattoos = one chapter
Alex Cross finds your post = three chapters
James Patterson buys another car carrier full of Bentleys.
 
2012-09-03 03:44:32 AM  

JerkyMeat: Kurmudgeon
2012-09-03 03:11:27 AM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Having a tattoo, period, is a sign of incompetence.

You should await the day someone performs their incompetence for/on you, and they don't have a tattoo.
/never assume 


You mean, like your incompetent post?


27.media.tumblr.com

will you three stop saying incompetent so much
 
2012-09-03 03:46:43 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: you are a puppet: That's how I'm going to commit my first murder. Shave my upper body, draw a bunch of fake tattoos, and make sure I commit the crime shirtless, in view of witnesses. They will only know that a tattooed guy in a ski mask did it. The ink washes off, I keep my shirt on for a few weeks til the hair grows back...I don't know how Alex Cross is going to solve this one.

Alex Cross goes to fark.com = one chapter
Alex Cross scans for articles about tattoos = one chapter
Alex Cross finds your post = three chapters
James Patterson buys another car carrier full of Bentleys.


Well this one's definitely not getting a film adaptation
 
2012-09-03 03:52:25 AM  
FTFA:
"The more unique it is, with a unique location, the better," Puetz said. It also helps that most people getting tattooed don't think to themselves, "Gee I wonder if someone will be able to identify me from this?"

As if people who get tattoos think at all.
 
2012-09-03 03:56:05 AM  
If I ever decide to commit a crime, I'm going to cover my forearms in temporary tattoos, commit my crime then wash them right off. That way anyone seeking to id me using the tattoos will be fooled. "Looks like him, but his arms appear to have never had a tattoo on them, so it can't be him."
 
2012-09-03 03:59:08 AM  

Great Janitor: If I ever decide to commit a crime, I'm going to cover my forearms in temporary tattoos, commit my crime then wash them right off. That way anyone seeking to id me using the tattoos will be fooled. "Looks like him, but his arms appear to have never had a tattoo on them, so it can't be him."


"Also the guy who committed the crime was a gunman, this guy appears to be a janitor."
 
2012-09-03 04:03:22 AM  

you are a puppet: Great Janitor: If I ever decide to commit a crime, I'm going to cover my forearms in temporary tattoos, commit my crime then wash them right off. That way anyone seeking to id me using the tattoos will be fooled. "Looks like him, but his arms appear to have never had a tattoo on them, so it can't be him."

"Also the guy who committed the crime was a gunman, this guy appears to be a janitor."


But a really good janitor, even great if you take his word for it
 
2012-09-03 04:06:21 AM  

SevenizGud: FTFA:
"The more unique it is, with a unique location, the better," Puetz said. It also helps that most people getting tattooed don't think to themselves, "Gee I wonder if someone will be able to identify me from this?"

As if people who get tattoos think at all.


Actually, I spent more time thinking about my tattoos than I did about my wife. Might sound funny, but that wife will be a lot easier to get rid of than these tattoos. I thought about their location, realized what I did for a living and concluded that they should be in a place I can hide under a shirt. Next was what they would be. Nothing that was a fad when I got them, no pop culture, nothing political. What I have tattooed on me actually has meaning to me. Since two of them are pagan symbols, people have gotten offended by them. I honestly didn't care. If you have "Jesus Saves" tattooed on your arm and you get offended at me because I have a pentacle on my arm, I really have no need to speak to you.
 
2012-09-03 04:31:23 AM  
A small time crook christened Gideon
Robbed a liquor store and ran across a median
He stopped long enough to think,
"I'll memorialize this in ink!"
And-you guessed it-he was a Floridian
 
2012-09-03 04:46:47 AM  

Ed Finnerty: pappy1398: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Having a tattoo, period, is a sign of incompetence. Having an incriminating tattoo is pretty much expected for people who think that permanently mutilating their bodies is some sort of profound social statement.

Hey you don't know me man. My ink means something...in Chinese. I just don't know what.

[dtdstudios.com image 750x600]


That doesn't mean supermarket. It's gibberish.
 
2012-09-03 04:49:33 AM  

pappy1398: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Having a tattoo, period, is a sign of incompetence.

I feel the same way about those godawful gauge earrings and the paragons of intellect who wear them.

/Yeah, you're unique. You're an individual. You're so edgy and non-conformist.


I don't think people who get gauges do it to be unique or edgy anymore. They do it because they like how it looks.

/Big deal.
 
2012-09-03 05:12:44 AM  

the_colors: pappy1398: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Having a tattoo, period, is a sign of incompetence.

I feel the same way about those godawful gauge earrings and the paragons of intellect who wear them.

/Yeah, you're unique. You're an individual. You're so edgy and non-conformist.

I don't think people who get gauges do it to be unique or edgy anymore. They do it because they like how it looks.

/Big deal.


My lobes are at 2 inches, so I'm getting a kick out of this conversation. I enjoy how they look, and I found the experience of stretching my lobes to be slightly addictive. The weight, the tension, it all becomes a comfort to feel. I don't think I'm edgy, I'm just wearing jewelry.

/my g/f hates them.
 
2012-09-03 05:20:38 AM  
well isn't that ironic .. it's life's funny funny way of helping you out
 
2012-09-03 05:23:22 AM  
Here in Asia, the fad is to get tattoos in Thai characters.

There are too many Chinese for the Chinese text to be cool (it's about as cool as English words in America for tats), and there are so many English teachers over here to laugh at the idiots with the Engrish tattoos that they stopped. Now it's Thai, because let's face it, those people don't count and nobody speaks that monkey jibberjabber they call a language.
 
2012-09-03 07:05:18 AM  

sendtodave: Ed Finnerty: pappy1398: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Having a tattoo, period, is a sign of incompetence. Having an incriminating tattoo is pretty much expected for people who think that permanently mutilating their bodies is some sort of profound social statement.

Hey you don't know me man. My ink means something...in Chinese. I just don't know what.

[dtdstudios.com image 750x600]

That doesn't mean supermarket. It's gibberish.


That's a shame, it's funnier if it is an amusingly nonsensical application of a real word, lol.
Also, what do you mean it's "gibberish"? As in, they aren't real characters, or that they're real characters that don't make sense in that order?
 
2012-09-03 07:33:37 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Having a tattoo, period, is a sign of incompetence. Having an incriminating tattoo is pretty much expected for people who think that permanently mutilating their bodies is some sort of profound social statement.


Couldn't agree more Doom. At one time it was pretty much marines and sailors - now it's just a buncha Farkin' idiots and fruitloops.
 
2012-09-03 09:05:00 AM  

Buffet: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Having a tattoo, period, is a sign of incompetence. Having an incriminating tattoo is pretty much expected for people who think that permanently mutilating their bodies is some sort of profound social statement.

Couldn't agree more Doom. At one time it was pretty much marines and sailors - now it's just a buncha Farkin' idiots and fruitloops.


Seems like practically everybody is getting them these days. Dumbasses and responsible citizens alike. Not that the tats aren't often lame and poorly thought out, but such is life.

I have two myself, but in the event that I decide to commit a serious crime, you won't see them.

/commits non-serious crimes on a daily basis
 
2012-09-03 09:34:09 AM  

Gawdzila: sendtodave: Ed Finnerty: pappy1398: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Having a tattoo, period, is a sign of incompetence. Having an incriminating tattoo is pretty much expected for people who think that permanently mutilating their bodies is some sort of profound social statement.

Hey you don't know me man. My ink means something...in Chinese. I just don't know what.

[dtdstudios.com image 750x600]

That doesn't mean supermarket. It's gibberish.

That's a shame, it's funnier if it is an amusingly nonsensical application of a real word, lol.
Also, what do you mean it's "gibberish"? As in, they aren't real characters, or that they're real characters that don't make sense in that order?


Doesn't make sense. It's like "union bank" or something.
 
2012-09-03 09:34:16 AM  

Gawdzila: Also, what do you mean it's "gibberish"? As in, they aren't real characters, or that they're real characters that don't make sense in that order?


Those are real characters: it's league, united, and the last one can mean a lot of things but I normally see it as "to go" or "pedestrian" (the first two I had to look up). Maybe he was going for the United League of Pedestrians?
 
2012-09-03 09:50:14 AM  

missiv: the_colors: pappy1398: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Having a tattoo, period, is a sign of incompetence.

I feel the same way about those godawful gauge earrings and the paragons of intellect who wear them.

/Yeah, you're unique. You're an individual. You're so edgy and non-conformist.

I don't think people who get gauges do it to be unique or edgy anymore. They do it because they like how it looks.

/Big deal.

My lobes are at 2 inches, so I'm getting a kick out of this conversation. I enjoy how they look, and I found the experience of stretching my lobes to be slightly addictive. The weight, the tension, it all becomes a comfort to feel. I don't think I'm edgy, I'm just wearing jewelry.

/my g/f hates them.


It's because they're ugly and unattractive, and the sight of them makes her lady-parts shrivel up and want to hide from you.
 
2012-09-03 10:02:07 AM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: Buffet: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Having a tattoo, period, is a sign of incompetence. Having an incriminating tattoo is pretty much expected for people who think that permanently mutilating their bodies is some sort of profound social statement.

Couldn't agree more Doom. At one time it was pretty much marines and sailors - now it's just a buncha Farkin' idiots and fruitloops.

Seems like practically everybody is getting them these days. Dumbasses and responsible citizens alike. Not that the tats aren't often lame and poorly thought out, but such is life.

I have two myself, but in the event that I decide to commit a serious crime, you won't see them.

/commits non-serious crimes on a daily basis


"commits non-serious crimes on a daily basis" Don't we all. LMAO
 
2012-09-03 10:11:21 AM  

missiv: My lobes are at 2 inches, so I'm getting a kick out of this conversation. I enjoy how they look, and I found the experience of stretching my lobes to be slightly addictive. The weight, the tension, it all becomes a comfort to feel. I don't think I'm edgy, I'm just wearing jewelry.

/my g/f hates them.


That's because if your ears have become big hoop earrings you are the girlfriend.
 
2012-09-03 10:29:44 AM  
FTFA:
"the suspect has a 727 tattoo on the back of his neck,"
...
It's not clear whether Bailey has a special love of his area code or if the tattoo carries a different meaning.


This guy's good.
 
2012-09-03 11:15:00 AM  
I think most people, even people with tattoos, would have a hard time finding a picture or image that they would even want to have on their computer desktop FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES, let alone their bodies.
 
2012-09-03 11:19:26 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Having a tattoo, period, is a sign of incompetence.


That is an oversimplified and ignorant view.
 
2012-09-03 11:24:48 AM  
One tattoo, well hidden :) I agree with the temporary tattoo people. What a great way to disguise oneself to commit a crime! (not that I am planning to do so).

Around my neck of the woods, which is a less than desirable area, it should be very easy to arrest just about anybody. So many neck or hand tattoos. In summer, so many sleeves. I wonder how these folks get jobs? Or maybe they don't and that's why they live in MY area.
 
2012-09-03 11:38:19 AM  
What TV show was it where the dude gets Chinese characters that say "Firey strength" on his arm. The Chinese take-out guy laughs at him and says it roughly translates to "Little biatch."

He calls another delivery guy who is an older Chinese man and asks him to confirm. The old guy says, "No, no, no, that's not what it says. It says, 'Of two men, who love each other very much, it is you who is playing the woman.'"


I don't know why that stuck with me, because I frankly don't even remember the show, but every time I see a guy with Chinese letters, I think, "He's the woman."
 
2012-09-03 12:09:31 PM  
I dont mind tattoos, im moderation...especially on women. I actually think its pretty funny that so many people are getting tattoos to be "individuals" or "rebels", but its gotten so wide-spread that its now just commonplace.

However, they are not for me. Not only am I not into needles, but I cant think of anything I want to put permanently on myself.

Also, the day is rapidly coming when I get to enjoy being one of the few people without any tattoos.
 
2012-09-03 12:13:09 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Having a tattoo, period, is a sign of incompetence. Having an incriminating tattoo is pretty much expected for people who think that permanently mutilating their bodies is some sort of profound social statement.


Obvious troll is obvious.
 
2012-09-03 12:13:25 PM  

Sultan Of Herf: I cant think of anything I want to put permanently on myself.


I'd love to get a tattoo of Chinese calligraphy. I love characters, speak a bit of the language, and can do some (very bad) calligraphy. But stupid douchebags completely ruined it for me.
 
2012-09-03 02:14:05 PM  

SevenizGud: FTFA:
"The more unique it is, with a unique location, the better," Puetz said. It also helps that most people getting tattooed don't think to themselves, "Gee I wonder if someone will be able to identify me from this?"

As if people who get tattoos think at all.


You have a point...
People who do stuff that isn't azackly legal (and/or guaranteed to piss off other people or attract the attention of THE LAW) need to keep their identity uncertain if not utterly unknown.
Getting a really startling tattoo in a highly visible area (or posting "Look what I did (and I'm sure will almost certainly get away with it LOL)" on Facebook is pretty much the same as screaming
"LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT MEEEEE...but don't pay attention to what I'm actually doing."


People want/like/need attention...even when getting that attention will interfere with their plans for continued 'freedom'.
 
2012-09-03 02:50:16 PM  
Tattoo of the then-unsolved murder scene:

i.i.com.com
 
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