When you’re a kid at an amusement park, the last thing you want to go on is the Ferris wheel. The slow ride through the air offers no thrills and is quite boring compared to damn near any other rickety, metal-fatigued ride. But Ferris wheels have been providing something to do when the line for the roller coaster is too long since their debut at Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. And you’d better believe there are some Ferris wheel tattoos out there.
Recently, after a trip to the Osaka Aquarium, I was bitten by the urge to ride the giant Ferris wheel adjacent to the facility. I’d never been much for Ferris wheels, but the massive size of the Tempozan Ferris Wheel drew me in. The trip took me 369 feet into the air and provided amazing panoramic views of the Japanese city, all while scaring the shit out of me. To be sure, this was not the type of Ferris wheel that you see at the county fair.
Don’t these Ferris wheel tattoos make you want to, oh I don’t know, ride a Ferris wheel? Well, if you’re going to, I suggest going big and hitting up one of the largest in the world. And where exactly is the world’s largest? It’s in Las Vegas, right behind the hotel I stayed at two months before I went to Osaka and decided I like Ferris wheels. Fuck.