Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Brains and Tattoos

Getting a tattoo is all about using your intelligence to decide what you want to have drawn on your body for the rest of your life. I haven't figured out what that might be for me. I can tell you for sure that a .357-Magnum caliber handgun is not something worth having as body art. Especially when the pattern is an actual loaded gun.

But two men in Chaparral, NM, have different priorities. Having a loaded .357 is important to them. So important that they felt that it shouldn't be unloaded while using it as a pattern for a tattoo.

That's right.
Robert Glasser and Joey Acosta, both 22 and permanently banned from Mensa membership, were trying to trace a loaded .357-caliber Magnum as a pattern for a tattoo, and in the process accidentally shot themselves, the Otero County Sheriff's Department said Monday.

The two Darwin Awards wannabes were treated at a hospital in El Paso, Texas, after the shooting Thursday evening in nearby Chaparral.

Authorities said Glasser was struck in
the hand when the gun accidentally went off, and Acosta was hit in the left arm. Their injuries were not life-threatening, authorities said.

Better luck next time, guys. At least you weren't trying for the gun tattoo pictured below...


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