18 September 2013

yes! once again arrrrgh…

National Talk Like a Pirate Day
 19 September 2013
let’s hear you…
sailing back from the 17 April 2011 post...
gunpowder, rum and tattoos
warning...do NOT try this at home
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.
Blackbeard the Pirate is the most famous
consumer of gunpowder rum.
Gunpowder and rum were also used
by pirates to create tattoos.
Nowadays it’s safer to stick with
Captain Morgan’s Tattoo brand rum...
and a monogrammed tattoo in thread
I don’t imbibe Captain Morgan’s while thread tattooing



Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I'll be wearing mine tomorrow - happy pirate day matey!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I prefer the embroidery method of tattooing, Cathy! I heard Krispy Kreme is giving out free donuts today {not that I can eat them or even know if there is one in my area}.

Stitchfork said...

arrrgh Kathy! Googling Krispy Kreme locations now to set sail....
a glazed and a pint to go!

The Buzz Blog said...

Guess tats and vats aren't just for pirates!
C + C

Sarah said...

Arrrg....that stitched tattoo is the best! No sword, just scissors. '-)