I’ve been thinking forever of getting tattooed because that’s the kind of thing you do when you’re in the midst of a third-life crisis (probably an early mid-life crisis in my case, as my lifestyle isn’t consistent with longevity). One gets to see a plenty of tattoos in summer, when people go around semi-naked, which serve as great examples of how not to do it. Of course, I’m hypercritical and subversive, and I’m sure said tattoo wearers are perfectly happy with their creations.
I find it hugely entertaining when people get tattooed with mottoes in a foreign language, preferably one they don’t speak. Latin, particularly. (My apologies to all speakers of Latin with tattoos in Latin.) A friend has a nasty, cheesy piece covering most of her calf, depicting a dove and Latin for “Soar to the stars” (I can’t be bothered Googling how you say it in Latin because I don’t speak Latin, and neither does my tattooed friend).
If I ever finally get down to getting ink of my own, I’ll design it myself for myself specifically. I have one idea (two ideas, in case I like it and want more), which I’m not going to share because it’s so awesome that you’d want to steal it from me (ha). It has to do with my penchant for punctuation (I proofread) and code (I’d like to code). It has nothing to do with the featured image of this post, which is thrown in just so.
Meanwhile, I’m amusing myself with coming up with subversive alternatives for cliched tattoos. A hand-coded HTML table follows (in case you wonder how I got a table in, as WordPress’s WYSIWYG doesn’t do tables). A code for the table follows next, which I suggest you don’t borrow either because it’s not very good.
Inline CSS, apparently the only CSS you can use in WP Text Editor, should override any external stylesheets, however, I can’t get rid of my theme’s default
tr:nth-child(odd) property, which sets the background of every other table row to grey. I solved it, probably improperly, by modifying each
<td> in the offending row rather than just the entire
<tr>. I guess I could overwrite the offending values via the CSS Editor, but I can’t be bothered (again).
|Reach for the stars||Whatever|
|You got this||We’re all going to die here|
|Never give up||Just let me die|
<table><caption>The Table</caption> <tr style="background-color:#cc2a41;"> <th style="color:white;">Cliche</th> <th style="color:white;">Subversive</th> </tr> <tr style="background-color:#44749d;"> <td style="color:white;">Reach for the stars</td> <td style="color:white;">Whatever</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="color:white;background-color:#44749d;">You got this</td> <td style="color:white;background-color:#44749d;">We're all going to die here</td> </tr> <tr style="background-color:#44749d;"> <td style="color:white;">Never give up</td> <td style="color:white;">Just let me die</td> </tr> </table>
Please note that I dot my i’s, close my tags and quote my attributes. ❤