17 April 2011

gunpowder, rum and tattoos...

warning...do NOT try this at home
Arrrrrgh

St. Augustine March 2011

Pirates added gunpowder to rum as a proof test.
If the gunpowder and rum mixture did not ignite,
it was under proof—watered down rum.
Arrrrrgh


Blackbeard the Pirate is the most famous consumer of gunpowder rum.
Gunpowder and rum were also used by pirates to create tattoos.
Arrrrrgh


Nowadays it’s safer to stick with
Captain Morgan’s Tattoo brand rum...
and a monogrammed tattoo in thread

Disclaimer…
I don’t imbibe Captain Morgan’s while thread tattooing

24 comments:

Alexis said...

I would love to see your creations after a little Captain!

Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist said...

The only Captain I crave these days is Captin Crunch... how sad is that! :)

Maddie- The D.A.

Tricia Rose said...

Down the hatch!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

I think a little Captain after stitching would be alright. I much prefer your tattoo's than the other kind. Just saying...
Best,
Susan

Susan T said...

Cathy

Give me your tattoos any time - rum induced or not. Far more versatile than the body variety - you can wear a new one every day.

Sue xxx

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Okay, this made me smile! Take care, Caroline

Style Attic said...

You make tats look goood! Now that's what I call a stamp of approval :) XO, Kelly

The Buzz said...

I should have invested in one of your great monogram tattoos before riding the Pirates of the Caribbean! Hope you had a great weekend!
xxoo

pretty pink tulips said...

Well, ahoy there matey! A little rum after tatooing, I mean stitching, sounds pretty good. Rum based drinks are a favorite in our town in the summer!

Now, walk the plank!
xoxo E

Robyn said...

I've never heard of that! Cool! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comments. I'm your newest follower!

ashley nicole catherine said...

haha so cute! and informative too! love the idea of a mongrammed tattoo!

xo.ashley

Jenn said...

In the movie Hook, Julia Roberts (why can't I remember the character name?) tells Robin Williams to glare with his good eye, drool and growl. When he growls, it sounds like arrgh and he and the pirate walking towards him exchange "Fine! How are you?" I love that line and wanted to growl back arrrgggh. I saw a comment and your "stitchfork" on Sheltering Tree, I think it was. Had to come by and check it out. Good post! Thanks. no arggggh Jenn

Jenn said...

oh yes - i meant to tell you i thoroughly enjoyed your profile description. ha. Great!

Melissa said...

Cathy- i think your stitching would make for a fine tattoo!!

love the photos!

melissa x

Debby said...

So cute! Love it! xo

Audrey Pettit said...

LOL! Awesome post, Cathy! You always make me smile with your stories and your stitchery! :)

Kindred Spirit said...

Arrrrgh!! LOVE it :D This stitch totally made me lol! Nice job :)

designchic said...

You are too funny...love it!!

Desire Empire said...

As you know, I love all things nautical. Especially a drunken sailor. Just Kidding. As always a lovely design.
Best Carolyn

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

You do some mighty fine work matee!

LiteMotif said...

I love your design! My daughter tries to talk me into getting a tattoo, maybe, after a little gunpowder rum....

Party Resources said...

I love this - sort of badass! xx

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

haha! So fun! Yes, much safer to get a monogrammed tattoo in thread!! You'll never look at it and regret it when you're old! You do beautiful work! xo

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh, what an interesting post and blog! I'm thrilled that I found it!
Nancy