In the above poster for the movie John Tucker Must Die, you can see a lower back tattoo, often referred to by its colloquial name, the tramp stamp. According to Wikipedia, there’s a German slang term for lower back tattoos — Arschgeweih — which means “ass antlers”, which is probably derived from the fact that these tattoos have a barbed style and look like anters when they stick out from underneath low-rise jeans, which the young ladies seem to favour these days.
One of my favourite quotes from Wedding Crashers is what Vince Vaughan’s character said upon seeing a tramp stamp at the wedding:
“Tattoo on the lower back… might as well be a bullseye.”
It’s funny because it’s true.
Another bit from Wedding Crashers that I liked was when Owen Wilson’s and Vince Vaughan’s characters were placing bets on what the reading at the wedding would be:
Priest: And now for our second reading I’d like to ask the bride’s sister Gloria up to the lectern.
John Beckwith (Owen Wilson): 20 bucks First Corinthians.
Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughan): Double or nothing Colossians 3:12.
Gloria: And now a reading from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians.
If you’ve been to a couple of Christian weddings, you’ve probably heard the excerpt from Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. Not only have I heard it a zillion times, but because I’m a performer at heart and my extended family knows it, I’ve been called to do that reading on at least a half-dozen occasions. There’s really nothing wrong with it and the message is so universal that I’ve seen it used at non-Christian weddings, but it’s become clichéd from overuse.
I stumbled across a photo — a preview of which appears below — where the tramp stamp meets First Corinthians, which is like having two Wedding Crashers jokes in one. I have no idea of the origins of this photo — maybe the Bible Belt is going through a Girls Gone Wild phase.
You’ll have to click the photo to see the full photo. The young lady in the photo is wearing pants, but they’re low-rise jeans. You don’t see anything you wouldn’t see at the beach, but there’s a little bit of “plumber’s crack” in the photo and it may not be safe for your workplace. But hey, there’s a Bible verse!