Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Emperor's Tramp Stamp Protects!

Urban Dictionary defines the term "Tramp Stamp" as:
"a derogatory term referring to a tattoo which a women places on her lower back. It is especially popular among women born in the late 70’s, 80‘s, and even early 90’s. Fair or unfair, these tattoos have a socially constructed connotation associated with them. These women are labeled with derogatory sexually promiscuous terms. Although these are often bias generalized claims, there have been sociological studies done by the American Psychological Association, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and other demographic researchers showing strong correlative evidence associating tattoos with high risk behavior, illegal substance abuse and sexual promiscuity. Some have also jokingly stated that by 2050, the “tramp stamp” will be renamed the “gramp stamp”."
With that being said, I can think of several models that bear the "Emperor's Stamp". Several from the ghostly Legion of the Damned - a chapter that was betrayed and came back from the dead to do the emperor's work, The terminator chaplain - a Marine whose faith in the Emperor is his shield and I think one of the Masters of the Chapter have the stamp as well.
If we are to believe the Urban Dictionary definition of the stamp, then these guys should all be heretical fiends, but in the 41st Millenium, it would seem that the Tramp Stamp has evolved into the "Champ Stamp" only worn on the rumps of the most faithful and powerful of His servants.
Perhaps this is so that when the alien, mutant or heretic lies bleeding and broken on the ground after a Space Marine attack, the last thing they see is the Imperial Aquilla shaking sassily on the armored booty of an enhanced superhuman ... few things could add as much salt to the wound as being stomped by a guy with a Tramp Stamp - I can just picture the Chaplain turning back and winking at the enemy as "My lovely Lady Lumps" pumps from the Laud Hailers of a nearby Land Raider. "What you gonna do with all that junk inside Ceremite?"
Notice any other models that have just the oddest addition that made you wonder what the hell the designers were thinking?


  1. Hilarious. I don't have any of those models but I agree an extra measure of shame should be added to the pile for any man who looses a model to an opponent with tramp stramp. While not as ridiculous, I'm a fan of the newer chaos terminator powerfist giving "the finger".

  2. Yeah, the new Daemon Prince is flipping the bird with his axe hand. The young guys really think it is the best thing, but to me its as bad as the tramp stamps.

  3. I think that all the DP's left arm options come standard with extra-long middle finger anyhow. I also vote for the Great Unclean One's variant head with animate tongue-thingy. That's just plain weird.

  4. The Great Unclean One's animate tongue looks like the bad guy's tongue from Howard the Duck! Hilarious!