People have been inking up their bodies ever since Moby Dick was a guppie. Ancient mummies and daddies with tattoos have been found in Egypt, South America, China, and Biddeford, Maine.
Reasons for inking up vary. Religious, medicinal, social status, power, identification, love and lust, and the invention of the motorcycle are just a few of the reasons why people choose to treat their bodies as a suitable place for art work.
By the late 1950's 1 in 10 Americans were either publicly or secretly branding their bodies.Today, 30% of Americans say they have at least one tattoo; 92% say they are happy with it/them. Eight percent are saying, "WTF was i thinking?"
Although the number of people tattooed goes down as the number of tattoos on the
body goes up, 3% of the US population is said to have more than 20 tattoos. These include those folks willing to climb naked into a bottle of India ink and come out smiling.
The full body tattoo has taken the art form to a whole different level. That little heart on grandma's calf got during Woodstock is child's play to these folks.
But what happens when they run out of...room? What's next? They can't jump up and down and shake from side to side like an Etch-A-Sketch and clear them and start again.
Yes, t-shirts are the answer to the person with the full body tattoo. Continue your self expression, your religious expression, your delirious trip into social stigma by getting your art work printed on a t-shirt. With t-shirts you can change your message each and everyday while still being able to get service at a convenience store.
Wally's t-shirts are just like tattoos, they won't peel or crack and if Stevie Wonder runs his hand over your shirt he won't be able to tell whether there's ink on it or not and when they unearth you 1,000 years from now, they will marvel at what an artistic son of a bitch you must have been.