Evidently, there is some sort of thing going on in Austin lots of people are at, including an intrepid reporter from the LA Times who filed the following dispatch:
Lynn LaVallee, a.k.a. @poshy, and her friend Jessica Zollman, a.k.a. @jayzombie, in town for the South by Southwest music and media conference, consummated their roommate-ship early.* The two San Francisco-based women, both Suicide Girls (that's the Web's "enlightened" erotic-photo site), are moving in together next month, and they both love bacon. Hence the decision to get their "bro tatts."
I wish HRO was here to sort this out. But so many questions:
1) Alt pinups get tattoos. This is news?
2) The headline is ambiguous: are "sizzling bacon 'bro'" tattoos" tatoos of sizzling bacon, or are the tatts, themselves sizzling, as in hott?
3) I can get the bro tatts thing (born a few years later, Johnny Ro and I would be sporting matching manta tatts today, no doubt), but bacon? If a bro tatt affirms a solidarity between two people who feel a bro-like affinity, how does an affinity one shares with most of humanity express that solidarity. It would be like you and your bro getting XLVI tatts, b/c you both have 46 chromosomes. It's something you have in common with most folks. Bolder would be, say, a life size durian on one buttock. Or perhhaps "Lutefisk Thuggin" over the abs. Just saying.
4) Any chance Andre Williams will record "The Bacon Tatt"?
*If you were doing a sequel to Buckaroo Banzai, you could do worse than start with an altporn model/web developer.