celebrating your country on your body

Happy 4th of July! I’d like to think that the anniversary of our country puts some things into perspective, like what’s important. As John Adams wrote,

The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.

How charming, amirite? Sure, he was two days off, but I feel like he got the gist of it. Today’s the one day everyone feels patriotic, yes? How would you celebrate our country’s independence? Perhaps with a sparkler or a lovely rendition of “America the Beautiful?” Those are all very acceptable ideas. You know what is a less acceptable idea?

I can’t fault the order or the combination of family and patriotism. I feel it also merits mentioning that I think Star Wars is pretty great. This tattoo, however, is not. There’s an awful lot happening here, and I gotta say – I’m disappointed how much of this tattoo is taken up by the Star Wars. There’s not really that much COUNTRY and there’s even less daughter. What the hell, man? Who’s most important here, your spawn or a series of films from the 70’s? Get your head on straight.


Verdict: not fuckable