Sailor tattoos decoded

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Mermaid: Sailor seeking platonic relationship, genitalia is irrelevant

Single Large Anchor on forearm: Is Popeye

YMCA Logo: Served in the Navy

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Arrrrrrh ye sure ye’ve got the right meanin’ for swallow, matey?

'Oo isn’t? Likes games, eh? Knew she would. Likes games, eh? She’s been around a bit, been around?

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Which tattoo is for vice-admiral of the narrow sea?

“Your ship is in a bottle
and the rocks are on your lee,
surrender to the admiral, dear, of the narrow sea” --Al Duvall

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Thanks to creepy-ass Todd and his ringtone, that song will always remind of Breaking Bad.

"Goodbye, Lydia."

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Different tats on Todd & his associates though.

I think the moral of that series was “if your new business plan hinges on exploiting the pathetic schoolboy crush of a child-murdering Nazi then maybe just go back to the food wholesale industry.”

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Totes.

Even BrBa knew that Nazis are attrocious murdering bastards; it showed just how far gone Walt was that he was even willing to work with them. But in the end, he too figured out that there’s only one way such a nefarious association ends…

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“See, ANTIFA are just as bad!” —Someone watching the Breaking Bad finale, probably

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Yeah… anyone who didn’t utterly loathe Todd and his ‘family’ by the end of that series has something seriously fundamentally wrong with them.

I’m not usually in favor of such 1 dimensional characters, even when its the antagonists; but there was literally nothing redeeming or endearing about that bunch - not even Todd’s creepy and awkward crush on Lydia. Given Gilligan’s high level of skill when it comes to writing, I’m certain that was not unintentional.

I think most people loathed Todd and his people from minute one.

Anyone who didn’t loath Walt by the end of it was missing a beat.

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I hated Walt after he let Jane die from an OD, as that was the point where there was no returning from the dark path he’d chosen; nevertheless, I was still able root for him one last time in his revenge on the Schwartz’s and on the Nazi gang. And then I was glad to see him die…

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I guess you could say Todd’s best qualities were that he was a hard worker who aimed to please and was outwardly courteous to everyone, but the way those traits were played out really just made him even creepier.

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Crossing Golden Dragon or King Neptune had hazing rituals associated with each one. I really can’t see them being done in today’s modern coed Navy/Coast Guard but there might still be a few holdouts.

Nope, no way the artist was much of a “tall ship sailor”, or any other form of sailor.

Because nobody who’s served as more than casual deck-ape or temporary self-moving ballast would confuse that FIVE-pointed star with a compass rose (q.w.).

I am, however, ready to believe that she’s a Freemason. Which is cool, if irrelevant to navigation.

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she does not.

The nautical star is a five-pointed star in dark and light shades counterchanged to resemble a compass rose.

(emphasis mine)

I’d hate having to organize those on me . . .

Why thank you, Unshaved Weirdo! I’m embarrassed I didn’t know that, and do appreciate the schooling, and (obviously) had no right to cast aspersions on the artist.