Children are disgusting. When we're being honest with ourselves, I think we all know this is true. Parents may be filling their feeds with photos of the cute things their lil' rascals do, but for every adorable act, a child also does at least three repugnant things. Kids touch everything, and everything they touch they'll inevitably lick. At least it helps them build up their immune system.
I bet you're asking yourself, what in the world does any of this have to do with ice cream tattoos?
I was a very gross child. Grody, to use the parlance of those times. But we'll get to that in a second. I would spend the entirety of the summer playing in the street with all the neighborhood kids. We'd play wiffle ball, freeze tag, four square and that game with a name that should not be said where you would tackle whoever has the ball. Aside from the excitement of our games was the hope that maybe, just maybe, the ice cream truck would come by.
Now, this wasn't the type of neighborhood where the ice cream truck would just set up shop. This was the kind of neighborhood that had small pockets of children, thus the ice cream truck would drive through at a pretty good clip. If you were to catch it there was no time to dawdle, you had to get hoofing after it when you first heard the tinkles of the truck's chimes. So I kept a couple bucks in my sock.
Yeah, you heard that correctly. I'd run around for hours, sweating all over poor George Washington. When I caught up with the truck I'd kick off my checkerboard Vans shoe, dig into my tube sock (the kind with the stripes at the top) and grab the moist money, eager to exchange it for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles popsicle.
Looking back upon my memories, I now recognize the revulsion on the face of the ice cream man as I handed him a limp, stinky greenback. Icky.
Now that you've completely lost all appetite, enjoy these ice cream tattoos in honor of National Ice Cream Day!
We couldn't end this without the #1 ice cream tattoo of all time, Gucci Mane's face tattoo.