Saturday, June 6, 2009

Barack Obama Tattoos

With Barack Obama's approval ratings still at a solid 62%, I became suddenly curious to know how popular the 44th U.S. President really is.

Are people so enamoured with President Obama that I could do a quick Google search and turn up some photos of people with permanent tattoos of Obama inked into their very skin? Oh yeah. It's that bad. Below are ten examples of Barack Obama tattoos (some decent, some pretty awful).

PS: As a control, I decided to Google "bush tattoos." I found only two examples in the first couple pages, and they were decidedly anti-Bush. I also learned to never, ever Google "bush tattoos" again. Seriously. Don't. There are some gross tattoos out there.

In the interests of full disclosure, I must admit that I am not a fan of President Obama. But I've got to say that the tattoos above aren't nearly as bad as this:

Editor's note: The pictures are linked to their respective sources. To view the source pages, simply click the pictures.

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Brandon L said...

Wow, that's amazing, in a sad and depressing kind of way.

Love the Nixon one though and the word of caution of searching for "bush tattoo".

Left Coast Rebel said...

Disgusting confirmation of the cultic infatuation with this man, what a pathetic state we are in.

W. E. Messamore said...

@Brandon Yeah, isn't that Nixon one just hilarious? I felt pretty bad for the people who were short-sighted enough to tattoo Obama on their bodies, but you just can't have pity for a guy that gets a Nixon tattoo!

@Left Coast Rebel There really is a cult of personality around Obama that you just don't see around other presidents. As I said, I Googled "bush tattoo" and actually several other presidents, and you just don't see people getting them inked onto their skin. Why Obama? Beats me!

gecko said...

I am not sure whether to be disgusted or to simply laugh at these idiots/morons!!

W. E. Messamore said...

Hey P.

So good to hear from you! How are you, KG, and the cats?

And yes, these pics are definitely cringe-worthy and good for laughs.

Feminine Tattoos said...

Come on people! This is WAY worse than getting a name of a boyfriend or girlfriend tattooed on your body.

W. E. Messamore said...

I know- it's pretty crazy! Honestly- a tattoo of either the president or a significant other would be a little too bold for me.

Anonymous said...

congrats to the ppl that did get the tattoo, its ncie to see people so into politcs now, and have such strong faith in their leaders =) Obama seems ot be more then a presiden tto alot of people, he's turned into a symbol of hope for the future. when they get the tat, theyre arent thinking "woo i like his face" they're getting what they see as the embodiment of hope on them. I respect that =)

W. E. Messamore said...

I hear what you're saying. It's great that they dare to hope, but all I'm saying is that they need to be prepared to be disappointed. And I don't mean a year from now, I mean like, last month.

Anonymous said...

So you respect 'Cult of Personality' esque hero worship of living leaders.....the kind of Cult of Personality that has historically been linked to despots? The very notion of worshipping politicians is ENTIRELY UNAMERICAN! It is a threat to liberty itself to worship politicians.......the fact that you think it's cool anonymous, and that you 'respect that =)' shows just how naive and infantile you really are.

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