In today’s internet-based media environment, it’s almost easy to become famous for at least a little bit; you can find your fifteen minutes of fame in about fifteen minutes if circumstances go your way. With that said, it makes it no less special, and in fact might make it even more special because of all the garbage contrast with when someone does something truly great. Such is the case with Charles Ramsey, the reformed convict who, despite his checkered past and less than ideal surroundings, decided to act when he heard screams coming from his Detroit neighbor’s home. The results of his actions were the freeing of Amanda Berry, 27, her 6-year-old daughter Jocelyn, Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32; three women who had spent over twenty combined years being held captive by Ramsey’s piece of trash neighbour. The women, who were subjected to all sorts of horrid treatment while in captivity, have Ramsey to thank for their freedom; and as of this article’s writing (you never know these days; remember the bum with the nice voice, his retribution went horribly) society has a prime example of how people can change and how heroes can come in all sorts of forms.
In honor of Ramsey’s awesomeness, Detroit tattoo artists Rodney Rose and Shawn Patton recently offered to give a couple of ink junkies free tattoos of the Big Mac lovin’ Detroit dishman superhero’s face; obviously some folks took them up on the offer. The end result is some ink that is very well done, but looks a little crazy…good crazy though, like that girl you date in high school who gets you arrested but is really good looking, or that dude you date who always breaks your furniture but also punches your ex to defend your honor…we’ve had some weird relationships. Anyhow, the image they chose to use for the pieces was probably the least crazy looking image they could find of the Detroit hero, as he’s not making any of the whacky faces that he did during his interviews. The image gives him the kind eyes that he most likely showed to the girls when he saved them. We’re also excited about how it’s going to be for this dude in ten years when he has to explain to everyone why he has a seemingly random dude inked on his calf. “Okay kids, so there was this guy…and he liked burgers…and he saved some people…and…I’m your father, stop asking questions!” So overall, we dig the tat, but we really wish that the guy had gotten a Hatchet Man Kai companion piece; nobodies perfect we guess.