You can tell a lot about a person by the kind of knife they get tattooed on them. Switchblade tattoos tell you that their wearer is enterprising, incisive, spontaneous, and daring. A butterfly knife tattoo screams, “I’m kind and gentle, but I have a hard time saying no to anyone because I am a people pleaser.” But what if you want the world to know that you’re flexible, always prepared for anything, and always up to a challenge? Then you probably want a Swiss Army knife tattoo.
For about 100 years fierce competition existed in the form of another Swiss knife manufacturer called Wagner. In order to not show favoritism, and to encourage lower prices, the government of Switzerland started splitting its orders for knives between the two companies. There was an agreement between the two that Victorinox would market its knives as the “Original Swiss Army Knife,” while Wagner used the slogan “Genuine Swiss Army Knife.” Eventually, Victorinox got tired of this bullshit and acquired Wagner in 2005.
Yes, Swiss Army knife tattoos sure say a lot about a person. Our only regret with this article was being unable to find someone with a Swiss Army knife tattoo depicting the blade (or corkscrew, saw, or awl) going through their skin. Maybe you can find the inspiration to make this happen, as it really needs to. Thanks.