When you’re sitting at the tattoo parlor looking through the binder covered in mystery stains and you come across the Konami Code, how likely are you to point to it and say, “Hey Homie, that one.” Apparently at lest one guy did. But Kevin Pacheco says he designed this one himself based on the size and style of the original NES controller. He was tired of forgetting the only code that everyone on the planet knows I guess, so he had Deirdre Doyle of Chameleon Tattoo and Body Piercing give him a permanent reminder.
You can always tell when someone remembers but doesn’t quite remember this code. They’re usually the first to blurt out that I’m missing “select” in the string, to which I must remind them that “select” only works when you’re playing Contra and you are playing with a 2nd player. No 2nd player? No need for select (which incidentally, can be entered at any point in the code, not just at the end before start). Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.
Me? I don’t have any tattoos. I have scars. That’s way manlier. Chicks dig scars man. Stretch marks they’re not crazy about, but scars, totally. Oh, and yes. I do know a tattoo artist named Homie. It was on his driver’s license.