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That's What She Said… About 1997

Read this week’s “That’s What She Said” online or download the PDF here. I want to hear what you would get rid of from your time with 1997. There must be someone out there with a worse 90s tattoo than I have. Right?

If there’s a God let one of my readers have a Taz or Tweety Bird tattoo. Do they have RSS feeds in heaven? GOD ARE YOU THERE IT’S ME SARAH! If you’re there and reading I’m asking for a miracle. A tattoo miracle. Let me wake up tomorrow and be ink free. Please?


  • well, i had my kid in 1997 and i wouldn’t get rid of her, most days. I guess I could do without the damn stretch marks she gave me. No tattoos from that year though.

  • Aw well I got a tattoo in 1997 also. It must have been the “year of the tattoo’s” Remember the Dragon Fly phase a bunch of people went through? I do….everytime I look at my ankle.

    A Joke for you I just got, it’s good to remind you of what a relationship feels like…

    He said to me . . . I don’t know why you wear a bra; you’ve got nothing to put in it.
    I said to him . . .. You wear pants don ‘t you?

    He said to me . . …… Shall we try swapping positions tonight?
    She said . That’s a good idea – you stand by the ironing board while I sit on the sofa!

    He said to me. ….. What have you been doing with all the grocery money I gave you?
    I said to him . …..Turn sideways and look in the mirror!

    He said to me. …… Why don’t women blink during foreplay?
    I said to him … . They don’t have time

    He said to me. .. How many men does it take to change a roll of toilet paper?
    I said to him .. . We don’t know; it has never happened.

    He said to me.. …. Why is it difficult to find men who are sensitive, caring and Good- looking?
    I said to him . . . They already have boyfriends.

    I said…What do you call a woman who knows where her husband is every night?
    He said. …. .. A widow.

    He said to me . .. .. Why are married women heavier than single women?
    I said to him .. …. Single women come home, see what’s in the fridge and go to bed. Married women come home, see what’s in bed and go to the fridge.

  • Oh my, I have no tattoos but if I did get one back in 97, it definately would have been a taz tattoo!

    He was all the rage, we names our soccer team after him. Tazmanian Teal Devils, yeah, we were pretty hard core.

  • My best friend got a barbed wire tattoo in 1997.. so scary. It reminds me of a funny (albeit nerdy) PSA I found years back:

    “Take your current age, now subtract ten years from it. Were you smart back then? Of course you weren’t, you were a god damn idiot.” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2pSt2gACrc

    BTW, the happiest people in the world are the ones who learn to settle. :)

  • I’m a big fan of tattoos, as you know, but I try to get all of mine in places easily hidden. Up until my most recent one I would forget about them until I’d catch a glimpse of one in the mirror after showering and be like, “oh yeah, I remember you!”

    I’m pretty sure that one day I’ll regret the one on the back of my neck, but I haven’t gotten there yet.

    PS – I think your sunflower is beautiful.

  • De-lurking here…
    I’m sad to report that I have the Kanji tramp stamp (though I think it was from 1999)… It means “rising sun” and I thought it would be funny to put it over a “full moon”. Good god was I an idiot. :)

    PS – A sunflower isn’t so bad. I know of a GUY who has Mickey Mouse flipping the bird on his ankle. Bet he regrets that one now.

  • Well, I never got a tattoo in ’97, so I have that going for me (although I have 6ish now and doubt I’ll ever regret them since they all have a special meaning).

    So what do I regret from 1997? I guess I regret the time I got drunk at school and flashed my teacher. Since people still talk about that today. Ick.

  • I owned an N*SYNC album for a short time, and that was probably 1997-ish. Yikes. I actually still like Savage Garden. Don’t own any records, but if I ever happen to hear a song, I like it.

    My tattoo is on my back between my shoulder blades, easily covered. I also used to forget that I have it all the time. I still really like mine, but it’s only 3 years old, so we’ll see, right? I think I’m going to continue liking it, because it’s an aesthetic design in a nice location, and it has meaning for me.

  • Isn’t 1997 the first year of your 8-year stretch of hating me?

  • i still want to get a Hot Stuff tattoo hahaha

  • I have a friend that has a nintendo controller tatooed right above his wrist with the cord winding up his arm. To complete the ensemble he has a lovely Shaggy (from Scooby Doo) on his bicep. Problem is I’m pretty sure he loves them!

  • My roommate from college has the Tweete bird tattoo on the ankle…..I know when she see’s it she thinks WTF was I thinking!

  • I think this calls for a photo, Sarah!!

  • That was the year my mum died and I was trying really hard not to do anything to upset her so nothing to report…however my younger brother got a bulbasaur (pokemon) tattoo on the arm-side of his shoulder. It’s about the size of a fist and I am pretty sure he’s going to regret it in the future!

  • Oh, 1997. What a year. I still remember that summer, mostly when I hear Aqua and Mark Morrison–Return of the Mack, yo!!

    I have a stupid band around my ankle. At least yours is just a solitary reminder…mine goes all the way around. I blame Kurt Cobain and his angsty ways for convincing me to get one.

    I think I know of the worst tat, though. A girl in HS woke up from a bender and had a tattoo of a mouse sitting in a cheese diaper. She doesn’t know if she asked for it, saw it in a book, dreamed it up in hell….now she is stuck with it for life.

  • Well, it’s excellent, however what about additional choices we have here? Would you mind making one more article regarding all of them too? Thanks!

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