Like any college or university, GVSU Lakers both love to be basic and represent their school spirit–bleeding blue in any way possible. In fact, we love a Laker that buys $4 stick on tattoos from the Laker store to wear during the football games. But, in case you’re planning on taking your Laker pride to the next level and getting some permanent ink, here is a list of cliché GVSU tattoos you should NEVER get:
6.) An anchor:
Seriously? That’s the best you can do? If you wanna look like the most basic bitch on campus, then tattooing an anchor onto your wrist is the way to go. Nobody will be impressed, but hey, you do you.
5.) The “anchor up” hand sign:
Despite popular belief, this doesn’t make you look like you have school spirit–you just look like one of those idiots that got too drunk and made another mom-disappointing decision. If you go through with this one, just know that when you show people and they say it looks cool, they’re 100% lying to you.
4.) “T. Haas” in a heart on your bicep:
This one is a definite no. Fellow Lakers, T. Haas deserves better than to have his godly name drug through the dirt while your drunk ass gets another MIP, your shiny new tattoo of his name reflecting on the GVPD car window as you get arrested for arguing with the officer.
3.) The GV logo:
This would be cool, until you’re at a prestigious job interview and want to lie and tell them you went to Harvard or somewhere cooler than here. It would never work because you have frickin’ GV tattooed on your body, blowing your cover.
2.) Louie’s face:
Louie the Laker is the best mascot to exist; this we know. But, do you really need his semi-creepy (let’s be real here) face tattooed onto your body for the world to see? You can bleed your GVSU blue pride in a less intimate, in your face way, perhaps with something more original, like the clock tower.
1.) Cook Carillon:
WE WERE KIDDING. DO NOT GET THIS TATTOOED ON YOUR BODY! When you say GV, the world pictures the clock tower in their mind, as it’s the most famous GV landmark, so getting it on your body permanently would be a joke. For the love all things Laker, don’t get this.
If you’re thinking of getting any of these cliché GV tattoos, take our advice and don’t. Just don’t. It’s so GV, too GV, that honestly, your peers will be concerned for your well-being. There are plenty of alternative, less permanent and embarrassing, ways to show your school spirit, and we guarantee you’ll thank us for this later. No matter what you do, remember that you’re invited to be a “Laker for a Lifetime” just by going here, so tattooing GV onto your arms and legs isn’t necessary.
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