JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — Streamers fell from the ceiling and a magnum of Pabst Blue Ribbon was popped as Blind Bomber Tattooing celebrated their 1000th backwards Eagle, Globe and Anchor being tattooed Saturday night.
The fortunate recipient was Marine Corps Pvt. Denny McClusky, a slightly-drunk Bulk Gasoline Specialist new to the fleet at close by Camp Lejeune. For the glory, Blind Bomber offered him with a 5-pack of Wintergreen Skoal and a present card to the meals courtroom on the Jacksonville Mall.
“We’ve been doing EGAs for years now and it’s nonetheless complicated,” chuckled Bruiser Douglas, head tattooer at Blind Bomber. “So we thought it’d be enjoyable to maintain a depend. We’ve a very good tally of ‘UMSC’ going as effectively.”
The 9-by-9 inch full-color tattoo, which stretches throughout the left facet of McClusky’s again, is flipped the improper approach with anchor dealing with outwards. McClusky was additionally contemplating including the phrases “Dying Earlier than Dishoner” beneath it in massive, Gothic lettering.
“It was thrilling however I didn’t actually perceive what they had been celebrating till Monday morning, when my squad chief, Cpl. James, requested to see my new ink and began frothing on the mouth,” McClusky mentioned.
Sources accustomed to the matter say James didn’t point out his personal backwards EGA tattoo on the time.