What do people with 'Infinity' tattoos think of the Meta logo?
Seismic movement has affected the world: Facebook changed its name to Meta. We are truly blessed to live in such historic times.
While Facebook's identity and branding switch get headlines (especially since it's the way to avoid most problems), this hides the real human story.
Yes, I am talking about thousands upon thousands of people who have a Meta logo tattoo now.
After probably spending more than ever in my life on rebranding, F̶a̶c̶e̶b̶o̶o̶k̶ Meta ended up with a logo shaped like the an Infinity symbol that is also kinda like 'M'? Mind. Blowing.
Unfortunately, in addition to being a lazy design, the Infinity symbol sits next to feathers, slugs, and cursive text as the most popular (and clichéd) tattoos.
So I had a question: how do people feel about the Meta logo being applied to them?
It needs thick skin to make Infinity ink
To be honest, this piece started out as a condescending article about 'time to invest in tattoo removal' (wrote a man who has a tattoo of a book because he… reads books, grave).
But as I was talking to people who actually had the tattoo, it became clear that they did not give two shit if others felt that Infinity symbolism was a cliché - stories were deep They all had a lot to say about what it meant to them.
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For example, Susan * - who lives in Australia - has matching Infinity tattoos - and her partner represents love for each other "to Infinity and beyond." While Gabriella, PR manager, got it to represent lost loved ones.
Steven, on the other hand, works as a therapist, getting him to change his commitment to his life.
- Just saying Atulya (@WhyJustsaying) October 29, 2022
Cecilia, who used to work for a busy PR firm, is another interesting example. She got her tattoo on a trip to Central America after suffering a burn in her late 20s, the symbol Infinity was supposed to represent “eternal freedom. ”
While she acknowledges that getting the ink was a cliché - an elegant job in the neck section, and then getting past a sunny beach - she will never regret getting it.
"I like my little tattoo," she told me. It's part of her personal story, whether or not people joke about it.
The Meta brand is not entirely new in the physical world
“My colleagues are already deceiving me because the logo of another company in our field uses the Infinity symbol,” wrote Cecilia. But this does not bother her. She knows that the symbol Infinity is commonly used, but it is “connecting personal stories” to the image that makes it “really special. ”
And others agree.
Everyone I spoke to thought that the Meta logo was so inspiring that it did not affect the meaning of their tattoo. "To me, it's like old glasses," said Gabriella. That doesn't change her view of her ink a bit.
So after all my interviews, it's pretty easy to summarize the average Infinity tattoo artist's opinions on the new Meta logo.
They don’t give too much.
* Names have been changed in the article to respect privacy.