Sunday, August 22, 2010

People with tattoos

I recently accompanied some friends for their first and second tattoos respectively, and spent some hours in the tattoo parlour. After giving them "helpful" comments ("that one? reminds me of a bouncer"), I spent some time doodling and chatting up the other patrons.

There was a girl who wanted a tattoo "to give her strength" and decided on a intricate one of Lord Shiva on her forearm, a boy who wanted Che Guevera with a chinese script saying 'peace' under it (bit of an oxymoron, don't you think?), and a couple who sauntered in to get their daughter's ears pierced. The kid raised hell, crying, yelling and kicking. This whole drama included the mother yelling at the kid's father, the kid trying to escape repeatedly, and everyone else freezing till the screaming stopped. I must be getting old after all, but whenever a kid in my family got his ears pierced, we went to a jeweller. These guys were such experts, that the kid would be playing one minute, and the next minute he would have pierced ears. AND they did home visits too. So the kid could throw a tantrum in the privacy of its own house, if it so pleased. Towards the end, another couple came in with the wife wanting a "tramp stamp" (this is a term I got from How I Met Your Mother, so you will have to watch that). Heh.

I doodled there a bit, but this is the one sketch I liked the best.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Categorising people

A quick categorisation of people based on their Independence day sentiments.

We all know which category I belong to :)