Some of my best memories of high school are from drumline. I plan to be in my colleges drumline as well, or at least in the percussion in the symphonic band (yes, I'm a band geek :3 lol)
But I want to get a paradiddle tattoo. For those of you that don't know what it is, it's a drum rudiment. Drum stickings that go "R L are R L are L L"
So basically the tattoo I want, it will be the are L are R L are L L across my wrist.
I honestly think it's awesome. It wouldn't be something that everyone would get right away. Unless a percussionist, they would have to ask and I'd get to explain, which I like. I'd rather someone be curious about what my tattoo means instead of just looking at it and getting it right away.
Kinda cool but I think it opens up the door for sexual innuendo if you have to explain it. As soon as you say "diddle", you know it's only a matter of time until they say "Oh so you're into diddling?". And if they are a drummer it gets worse: "Well I can give you a great double stroke roll, baby! I'd totally flam that! You'll have triplets!"
Don't get me wrong I like the idea but I can see it bringing out the 13 year old boy in people. Hell, I'm 25 and I even know what you're talking about and even my mind went there. If only they didn't give the rudiments such silly names. WTF is a ratamacue?
I think, Are you really going to be fascinated by your drum line in 15 years? 15 years ago, I was really into Beavis and Butthead. Now I still enjoy them, but I'd be kicking my own butt if I got a tattoo of them because I liked them.
If you can see yourself as a old lady with it then go for it :) I can tell it's something special to you so yeah. I'd personally say no, but that's bias of me cause I don't want tattoos but I think the idea seems cool though, not cheesy or anything. Very original.