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