“some historians think that michelangelo was drawing god in a human brain. very few people knew what one looked like at the time; but michelangelo had dissected cadavers and would have known. it even has the hint of a brain stem. if true this would have been a great “fuck you” to the pope whom he was not friendly with but also would have meant god was in a human brain, or created by man.”
also michelangelo painted a baby angel flipping off the pope
the blond one, you see his right hand? that’s called the fig and it’s an old world european gesture for ‘fuck you” because apparently Pope Juluis II was a total raging asshole and everyone hated him
but nobody ever noticed this little fucker because the ceiling was so high
and then thirty years later they called michelangelo back to paint the wall behind the altar and he wasted no time in painting the gates of hell behind the pope’s chair
what a badass
It amuses me to this day how much Michelangelo hated his job
He was like the Renaissance Robert Pattinson
Via Atheist Jack
That’s how you fix a tattoo.
When I was a theist one of my favorite quotes was from 2 Corinthians 5. I was all about “Walk By Faith,” and was going to get a tattoo on my foot built around that phrase that I thought was amazing at the time. Fortunately my common sense kicked in before I went through with it. There is no way I would have been able to correct it like this. It would have been a very bad thing. lol
This is great!
When I was in high school, my first tattoo was going to be the super trendy and totally awesome Jerusalem cross on the ankle (don’t worry, I didn’t do it).
Edited to add: HOLY SHIT. I never knew the history of the Jerusalem cross until right now. We were given necklaces with those crosses on them at church camp and I used to wear them with pride. We were told they were “symbols of your commitment to share the gospel.” They are from the freaking crusades!!