Life never goes the way you expect it to and no further proof of this is needed beyond that fact that I currently live in New Jersey. The idea that this place is a total shithole was ingrained into my young psyche through several lyrics found in the catalog of the Bloodhound Gang, alongside a host of other great life lessons. But some nine million odd people call this place home, and not all of them can be full-blown idiots, can they? People live happy lives here and they are proud to call New Jersey home. I know, it blows my mind too. Some of these denizens of this here state take that pride to the next level with New Jersey tattoos. So let’s take a look at some of those while also looking at what makes New Jersey New Jersey.
As someone who has seen a large portion of this country, allow me to let you in on a little secret – everywhere sucks. Portland? Sucks. Austin? Sucks. New York City? Suuucks. There’s no magic city or state that’s just right for your Goldilocks ass; the trick is to find a place that sucks in ways you find subjectively acceptable. And right now, New Jersey sucks in ways I can handle. And by handle, I mean get high enough to forget about the fact that living here is probably giving me cancer.
There are 50 states and New Jersey is one of them. These New Jersey tattoos are a painful reminder of that fact.