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That ain’t right

Okay, so this is Johnny Depp’s “Jack Sparrow” tattoo, in honor his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie and his own son Jack, born the year before.

Problem is? That’s not a sparrow. It’s a swallow.

“Jack Swallow” may not be the most prepossessing moniker, but at least the swallow has a long history starring in nautical tattoos. Supposedly, you were entitled to a swallow for every 5,000 nautical miles traveled.

No sniggering in the back there.

Only, Prof. Keith Simpson‘s Forensic Medicine says a swallow tattoo was once used as a discreet signal of homosexuality.

You don’t need to think about that one too hard. The lesson is, don’t let people doodle permanent pictures on your skin, ‘K?

Tomorrow – 6pm WBT – new Dead Pool. Be here.

January 26, 2012 — 11:24 pm
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