Minneapolis Tattoo has $50-$100 Star Wars tatts for May the 4th Be with You
In case you weren't aware, this Saturday is May 4. As in, "May the 'fourth' be with you." If you don't understand that last sentence, you should probably just stop reading now. This blog post ain't for you.
As for the rest of us, Saturday is a celebration of all things Star Wars. Each year, this delightful play on words gives super fans a reason to dress up and party like we're in a galaxy far, far away. The dudes over at Minneapolis Tattoo are getting in on the action.
Tomorrow, Jedi, rebels, and Ewoks alike can get inked up with some Star Wars-themed tattoos for just $50-$100 at Minneapolis Tattoo. But before you get Jar Jar Binks burned into your neck, we're helping you to understand what other people are going to think of your new fresh tatt. You're welcome...NERDS! (*takes hit off inhaler)
Ah yes; the man in black (the bad one). If you get Vader tatted on you, you're probably thinking, "I'm super bad-ass, and kill bros with my mind!" But you're wrong. Dead wrong. (Unless you can actually kill bros with your mind, in which case bad tattoos aren't really our biggest concern.)
If you get DV inked on your bod, you probably have insecurity issues, and you're masking it by crushing others while also crushing hard on James Earl Jones. Our advice: Skip the tattoo, and go hug your kids instead. Or just go watch Field of Dreams, because J.E.J. CRUSHES that movie and you'll forget all about Star Wars.
This seems like a good idea on paper. He's cute, he's smart, and (to the best of our knowledge. Sup, Episode VII?) he's never murdered a bunch of kids for no reason. HOWEVER, you need to think long-term on this one. Yoda already has a ton of green wrinkles, which means the second your skin starts sagging or fading, you've already accelerated the process of looking like shit.
The tattoo itself says "I'm all about knowledge and kindness!" but the underlying message is, "I'm an asshole who doesn't think things through." Don't let Yoda down.
Now THIS we can get on board with. He's a rebel, he's a bad-ass, and he wears a vest. There is literally no qualities about Han Solo that should make you second guess this choice. Plus, if anyone ever gives you shit about being a Star Wars geek, you can just say that you've got Dr. Richard Kimble from The Fugitive tatted on your chest. Because no one can deny that's the hottest tattoo ever.
No matter what your intergalactic allegiance, this Saturday is a big day. May the fourth be with you.
IF YOU GO:
May the 4th Be with You
Appointments start at noon, Saturday, May 4
Tattoos will cost you $50-$100
More details here
Other May the 4th Be with you parties:
Location: Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Ave., St. Paul
What: Bring the kids for a day of costume contests, games, activities, and other family-friendly fun. Things start up around 2 p.m.
Location: Fantasy Flight Games Event Center, 1975 Oakcrest Ave., St. Paul
What: This three-day festival includes a guest appearance from Troy Denning (author of several Star Wars novels), seminars and talks, contests, and sessions where fans can learn to play various Star Wars games. Admission is $25. More info here. 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.