Longtime readers of the site will recognize Avatar Tattoo Guy, a man who has gotten nearly a dozen tattoos of Avatar’s Neytiri on his body, and has also covered his truck with her as well. We’ve kept in touch since our interview, and he occasionally emails me photos of new tattoos and such (he has Na’vi stripes now).
I got this in the mail from him recently, a message sent to a whole bunch of people (even 20th Century Fox reps), where he laments how the fanbase of the show has dwindled. It seems he’s turning out to be the last die-hard Avatar fan. It’s a bit sad to read, and I have not edited the message in any way:
“Just a little something that was going through my mind while i was trying to find my happy place while getting inking done. Anyone who has gotten a tat will relate to the phrase (happy place). LOL. There are many avid avatar collectors out there in the world, people collecting things like books, posters, cards, anything that has avatar on it or just of there special character.
For me yes i still do all this and more but was wondering who else if ANYONE is still getting the odd tat of avatar or coloring or anything except for me . Really I think I’m the last die hard avatar fan left for this side of it at least. I know there is more to it than just collecting and inking. Of all the people i used to know and chat with over the time that avatar came out there are still a select few that are still with me and I thank you for still being here.
Lost a lot of good friends along this journey but some I’m starting to reconnect with again . They are starting to understand and are excepting what I’m doing now.
I wonder who will still be around when I’m done with all this , if anyone (still years of inking to go yet).
Every day we make choices in life that will affect the course of our future. Only god knows where we will end up or who we will be with in the end . Its the journey that’s makes life interesting all the good and bad aspects of it .
Still holding strong to the phrase i said at the start —- AVATAR FOREVER
most devoted fan : MR AVATAR”
Avatar 2 is coming my friend, it’s coming.