Here in Alaska we have this little logo stickered or stamped on veggies and stuff that’s grown here. We Alaskans have a lot of Alaska pride, and most of us try to stick to the Alaska Grown food and Alaska Made (that’s a whole other logo) widgets.
My little sister just got the Alaska Grown logo tattoo’d on her. I want one too.
I have, at various times, had different Alaska Girls bumper stickers… “Alaska Girls, Organic and Wild.” “Alaska Girls Kick Ass.” That kind of thing. I have a lot of Alaska pride.
I don’t have any tattoos. I tend to be of the opinion that I don’t really have the right to make such permanent decisions for the person I’ll be a few years from now. I mean, I still resent the hell out of the person I was a few years back buying a house and getting me so fucking stuck in Pennsylvania. But I think an Alaska Grown tramp stamp would be so hot, and so perfect for me.
I also (gotta admit it) can see it being a little profitable. Here in the summer a lot of locals are a little miffed about all the strippers from the lower 48 swooping in for the summer money. (My little sister calls the lower 48 “america” and calls people from down there “foreign fucks.”) Just the other night a local guy was complaining that he got lapdances with both of the Vegas girls and they were awful dances, so impersonal, no eye contact, etc. I told him to stick with Alaskan strippers. Look for the Alaska Grown tattoo.
Outside of Alaska, when I can get DJ’s to play up my Alaskan-ness, it helps me make bank. Everyone wants to talk to me and tell me about their aunts friends cousin who went away to Alaska back in the day and no one’s heard from him since. Or they want to know is it really dark all the time and how cold is it and do I live in an igloo?
So I see an Alaska Grown tatt helping my income a bit.
But then there are those customers who absolutely adore that I don’t have any tattoo’s and implore me to never mar my perfect body with that kind of trash. I’d never again get to be the only girl with no tattoos.
I wish they made tattoos that would just last for a year or two.
(People are starving and being pimped out and killing the planet we all live on, and I’m worrying about a tramp stamp. Yeesh.)