Southern Cross Tattoos Sell Out
People have flocked to tattoo parlours across Australia today to express themselves in the most obnoxiously patriotic way possible: by permanently imprinting a star constellation on their skin.
You might be wondering how exactly a tattoo can sell out. Isn’t it more of a service based good? Well that’s exactly what makes this all the more remarkable. The tattoos sold out due to both ink shortages and tired hands on behalf of tattoo artists.
We spoke with tattoo artist Snake McGill to find out what exactly happened:
"Me hands are tired mate. I’ve done 200 odd Southern Cross tats since 8am. I literally can’t move me fingers. They’re pretty f*cked hey, but I charge premium for those kinds of mistakes and we all know how much racists enjoy misappropriated symbols."
Around 2pm, drunks lining up around the corner from parlours across the nation were told they would no longer be able to get Southern Cross tattoos.
Like many symbols, the Southern Cross has been appropriated through the ages in various ways. And like most made up things, those who take it the most seriously, really take it seriously.
Unfortunately the constellation (which exists far away in a vastly indifferent universe) can carry bad connotations and has been hijacked by the ignorant, fanatical and disenfranchised.
If you, a friend or family member are considering getting a Southern Cross tattoo, please be aware it is definitely the wrong decision.
A person who does like Southern Cross tatts is Mike Nolan, check out his very own Comedy Central show right here:
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