Saturday, November 20, 2010

Muppet Tattoos and Contemplation...

Alrighty, if you don't already know, I am a HUGE Jim Henson/Muppet fan. I have nearly all the movies, the box sets of The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock and Dinosaurs and am always on the look out for more stuff. My friends and family call me obsessive...I call myself dedicated.

Because of my...erm...dedication, I have been thinking about getting a Muppet tattoo. I already have two tattoos, one of a little star on my ankle I did myself with a needle and india ink (not recommended) and one over my heart of my the fursonas my husband and I claim as our own that I designed myself; he has a matching one on his arm. (pictures below)

Yes they are fursonas, both my husband and I are Otherkin as well as Pagan. If you don't like that, that's fine but don't judge us! I don't deal well with flamers. Fair warning people.

Anyways, back to the Muppets.

As I said, I was thinking of getting a tattoo of one or two of them and went to Google for ideas. But oddly enough, most tattos I've seen are of the Electric Mayhem, Dr. Teeth or Animal. A few are of other Muppets or Sesame Street characters but not many. Why is that? I mean, yes, they are awesome but seriously? How many people need the same character? Jim Henson came up with thousands, be original people!

That's not to say the tattoo's aren't awesome, because they are! I love them, I just wonder why the small pool of characters...
Here are some that I saw and love, all found via Google so if you have that tattoo or know who does, gimme a shout!

Aren't those awesome? Ignore the two with the Ugliest Tattoo thing on the bottom, the guy judged them so wrongly in my opinion... Love the bright colors, so vivid and they did the fur wonderfully, whoever the artists were.

For me though, I have my faves in the Muppet World...

I think it'll be hard choosing since I have a three way tie going on: The Frackles (not to be confused with the Fraggles), Thog and Sweetums.

Sweetums is awesome, just look at him and you know what I mean:

But he's huge, so I'm not sure where I'd put him...hmm...

Then there's Thog, one of the largest body-suit type Muppets the Henson Company ever made and he is made of Win and Awesome:

But he's even bigger! Oy...I know I'm a big girl but sheesh, I only have so much skin...

But the Frackles...those I think I can do and it might just be the Ultimate Win in my book, a group pic of them or something. Here's some pics of the various Frackles to choose from:

So there you have choices...though now that I'm looking at the HUGE file of Henson stuff I have, I'm seeing more I want. I think I may be in for a long time in choosing the right one for me...sheesh...

If any of you have a Muppet tat you want to show off, or know the people that have the ones I put above, send me a line and I'd be glad to put them up!


1 comment:

  1. Hi, the Animal Tattoo 2nd from the top is on me! Done by the Awesome Cecil Porter while he was doing a guest spot over here in the UK last year