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  1. SerendipityDoug
    February 14, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    A fascinating article this, one which brings to mind my own experiences as a ‘gardener’.
    A summer or two ago i was gainfully employed as a shovel jockey and weed remover by one of those fantastic fly-by-night gardening outfits that appear Brigadoon like in the environs and disappear with equally mythic alacrity.
    My credentials for gardening were limited to my knowing, at the drop of a hat, the correct name for those upside down black hearts on playing cards (spades, a gardening term) and my having flowers tattooed on my, admittedly, muscular and well formed fore-arms. It was, i think, these that tipped the job my way as the kind lady employers would furtively glance at me whilst in full Mellors mode and on seeing the floral work inked on think “he must be really into gardening”.
    In short those twin tattooed tributes added earnest integrity to the firm and a little spark around the beds. Flower beds that is.
    The reason for my having flower tattoo’s is that i wanted a costume for a fancy free party themed “flowers” and my best mate nicked my first idea of stapling plastic daffodils to a suit, so i went for a more permanent costume and a memento of a wonderful shindig, apparently, the tats are all that remain in my memory of it.

  2. JW Blooms
    December 6, 2010 @ 3:11 pm

    And there was I thinking Cambridge was posh! Did she have her thong on show too? Mind you, with this week’s theme of marketing ideas, you may have given me an idea for another way to get my logo out there. Hmmm… J x

    • Ben
      December 6, 2010 @ 9:13 pm

      yeah…thong showing…we call those ‘whale tails’ !
      You could get tattoos done of your logo on drunk girls bums? Just a thought… x

      • JW Blooms
        December 6, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

        Yeah, not sure my clientele would see many of those – at least I hope not! Was thinking about the base of my back – the bit that’s always got a really good tan because I’m bent over gardening all summer. I was thinking it might show up on Google Earth… x