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First let me begin by saying that I am truly grateful for some of the friends I have. My friend Drew, who is stationed in Virginia actually drove up 5 hours to come hang out with me. When he arrived to South NJ last night, we loaded up the vehicle and drove up on over to NY where we have been running wild for over 24 hours now.
While we were bar hopping around Lower East Manhattan, Drew had the sudden urge to get inked up. So we post poned our binge drinking to look for the closest Tattoo parlor and this is what he walked out with:
The trident is part of the symbol that the navy uses to symbolize Aegis. Aegis is a mission defense system, basically a weapon system design to shoot down any and everything. Very defensive. With that said Drew admits that he is extremely defensive of his friends and family. The Trident on his arm is proof of that.
I had a great weekend, I have a pretty busy work week ahead but I am prepared and excited even. Things at work have been picking up and I will begin taking on more responsibilities. This is my time to impress my coworkers.
I have only been here since the 1st and although I admit that my time here has been great, I sure do miss Texas!
A couple got these lovely little pixelated zelda tattoos as a sign of their love. I do like how the heart containers are mirrored.
Based on the comments on that website, it looks like i’m the only one that appreciates this.
I am constantly asked what is the meaning behind this tattoo that I got last month. Today my dad asked my what was the meaning of this, so I figured I might as well explain it now/here. This one is obviously much more personal then my previous two. (see My Spiderman tattoo)
"I met this girl, when I was ten years old
And what I loved most she had so much soul
She was old school, when I was just a shorty
Never knew throughout my life she would be there for me
On the regular, not a church girl she was secular
Not about the money, no studs was mic checkin her”
"I used to love H.E.R." is the title from a hip hop song that came out in 1994 by Common. H.E.R. stands for "Hip Hop in its Essence and Real". Also "Hearing Every Rhyme." I love the way he cleverly personifies hip hop with female characteristics. This song is probably one of the main reasons I fell in love with the genre and culture. He describes the changes of hip hop throughout the years.
"Now I see her in commercials, she’s universal
She used to only swing it with the inner-city circle
Now she be in the burbs lickin rock and dressin hip
And on some dumb shit, when she comes to the city
Talkin about poppin glocks servin rocks and hittin switches
Now she’s a gangsta rollin with gangsta bitches
Always smokin blunts and gettin drunk
Tellin me sad stories, now she only fucks with the funk
Stressin how hardcore and real she is
She was really the realest, before she got into showbiz.”
In these few bars alone, he expresses his love and at the same time points out the flaws of hip hop throughout the years.
When I hear this song I just reminisce when I was younger and when I fell in love with Hip Hop, going through my dad’s CD’s, listening to artists like Slick Rick, Sugar Hill Gang, etc. I grew up with hip hop being a strong part of my childhood, especially living in L.A. When I hear songs like this I remember those days staying during those after school programs, playing Handball (or Wall Ball) on the basketball court with my peers, and a boom box sitting outside connected to a 30 foot extension cord that led inside to one of the classrooms. The station was set to Power 106. I heard some of my favorite songs out on that court like “Passin’ me By”, by Pharcyde.