Want to get a taste of how sausage is made here at Inked Magazine? Let me tell you. There’s this website we go to every day called NationalToday. It lists all the holidays that have ever been conjured up by humans. To be clear, they use the term “holiday” very loosely. So when you’re sitting in front of a computer screen looking for something to write with an irate editor yelling that you need to produce more content immediately, but your brain is completely empty of intriguing ideas, NationalToday is the answer. to this problem.
So what does all of this have to do with crab tattoos? Well, tomorrow turns out to be Maryland Day! And since there aren’t many tattoos of “The Wire” and I hate the Ravens and Orioles, it seemed like I should switch to one of the other holidays scheduled for the day. International Waffle Day, maybe. Or maybe National Doctors Day. Neither sparked much creativity in me. Then I stumbled across this bad boy:
For those unaware, it’s the Maryland state flag right in the middle of this crab. Maryland is known for its crabs, especially the Chesapeake blue crab. Few things are as delicious as boiling a whole bunch of crabs, tossing them on a newspaper-covered table, and then going to town with a hammer. Make sure you have plenty of Old Bay and Natty Boh and boom! Maryland, baby.
Of course, very few of the tattoos in the gallery below have anything to do with the state of Maryland, but if a party of Englishmen hadn’t come up the Potomac on March 25, 1634, this article wouldn’t would not exist. Is it the butterfly effect? Damn if I know, but now I’m going to check if we did an article on butterfly tattoos now that I think about it. Shit. We have. Guess I’ll have to do this waffle tattoo post after all, because we can’t stop feeding the beast. I digress, crab tattoos… Crabs are cool little creatures and they make for some pretty cool tattoos. Enjoy!