The variety of mythical tattoos one can get are almost endless. You’ll see medieval shields, weapons, helmets, and even armors emblazoned on the bodies of many people. My brother Dave recently decided to get a tattoo of a Spartan helmet placed onto his chest. Our ancestors lived in Sparta and we have always been fascinated with the battle stories of the Spartans.
My brother has watched the film “300” forty two times already. We came up with the idea of using a helmet because it is the most easily identifiable piece of Spartan gear. Dave will soon be getting a Spartan spear and Spartan shield tattooed onto him as well. He might even tattoo the words “Spartan Soldier” on his stomach. He says he’ll loop the word so that it arcs across his midsection.
When we first brought Dave to our local tattoo parlor and asked the tattoo artist to place a Spartan helmet on his chest he said he couldn’t do it. The artist said he would like to try, but he did not really have a good idea of what a Spartan helmet looked like. We decided that we had better get a picture of our Spartan helmet before returning to the parlor. We found a great looking Spartan replica helmet at a web site called tattoomenow.com and decided to just go ahead and buy it. This Spartan helmet looked stunning and the purchase price was around eighty dollars before shipping costs. We received the helmet in the mail very quickly and were able to order it with our Discover card.
Once we got the helmet we went back down to the tattoo parlor with the helmet. We showed the artist the helmet and he became really excited about the job. Within a few minutes he had already sketched us out a great looking tattoo template. After thinking it over Dave asked for a temporary helmet tattoo to be placed onto him so that he could decide if it looked good on his chest. After this we told him we would come back in a week to let him know if Dave wanted to go through with the tattoo.
Dave ended up going back and getting the tattoo. The spartan helmet tattoo is now permanently placed on his left pectoral muscle. He has received many compliments on the tattoo, even one from our mother. She was against him getting a tattoo so this was really surprising for us.