19 Aug Story of Craig’s First Tattoo
The first time I met Craig Matthew Feigin was in a seedy bar on the east side of Tijuana. He bought me a fruity peach daiquiri with a bright blue mini umbrella on the side. He said, “that’s for you fart face!” and from that moment I knew, he was one cool dude! Craig is such a great guy we’ve went golfing together, kayaking down the Colorado river, taken a cake decorating class together, and even went looking for Big Foot one October. Man, we’ve made some good memories, that’s for sure! He’s got such a big heart too. I’ve seen him give a homeless man the socks off his own feet. I’ve seen him give his almost finished ice cream cone to a child. I’ve even seen him hug a nun, who was in the middle of crossing the street. I mean if that isn’t class, then I don’t know what is. The world is so lucky to have Mr. Craig M. Feigin in it.
I’m going to tell you a little story about how Craig got his first tattoo. I was with him the whole time, so I’m going to give you all the details. As usual, Craig was a little late to meeting me for a coffee. You know, he is such a silly willy when it comes to keeping track of time. Anyway, he was a little late, but he finally made it to our coffee spot, Yolanda’s Brewery and Coffee Shoppe. We proceeded to place our orders; mine was a soy macchiato frappe with heavy cream and his was a black coffee with one granule of sugar. We sat down at the window to do some people watching while we drank and out of the corner of my eye I saw what appeared to be a naked man walking his pet turtle. Of course, I was a little freaked out. I mean, you do not see that kind of thing everyday. I turned to Craig to see if he was seeing what I was seeing and he had a giant smile on his face. I said, “What is up with that face? Do you see that naked weirdo with the turtle over there?” to which he replied, “Of course I saw him, that’s what I’m smiling about.” As you can imagine I was a bit confused at this point. Craig saw my confusion and being the good guy that he is he decided to explain. “I’m just so happy! I’ve wanted a tattoo for the longest time and now I know for sure what I want on my body, forever!” my confused expression urged him to elaborate “The symbolism of that man and turtle speaks to my soul like nothing I’ve ever seen before; the freedom, the tranquility, life and death. It’s perfect!!!” He screamed the last part and then ran out the door. So I followed as fast as possible and found him a view doors down at Fern Gilly’s Tatt Vat. He had already started getting the tattoo, so I just waited in the seating area for him to finish up. Soooo, if you ever see Craig bend over and happen to see the image of a naked man walking a turtle peak out from under his waistband. Then you will know the story of how he came to have that particular tattoo.
Here’s to you Craig Matthew Feigin. You magnificent fart face!