Lesbian Seagull Tattoos: The Most Important Step For A Successful Comedy Festival

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When you’re preparing Newport for the Rogue Island Comedy Festival, you need to stop by Anchor Steam Tattoo.

Doug Key is in for a big week. Months of preparation for the Rogue Island Comedy Festival are finally coming to fruition (provided he doesn’t screw anything up royally in the next couple days). So, naturally, he’s at Pour Judgement(one of the festival’s sponsors) trying to work out what’s available on the beer menu…that’s not an IPA. We’re discussing the various long and wandering paths one can take to show biz when he gets a call from Rebecca Killian, who’s out finishing the day’s errands for the festival.

Now, if you haven’t met these two, they’ve got the yin-yang balance thing going personality-wise.

This is Doug


Photographer: Kyle Makrauer

Doug long ago realized that if he throws on a confident but non-judgemental expression on his face, everyone assumes that he knows what’s going on. In essence, he was born to appear in one of Bud Light’s #UpForWhatever commercials, as his “whatever” has already included going on dates on national TV…naked.

This is Becky


Becky is the complete opposite. She’s got the impulse control of everyone’s favorite Ice Age rodent, Scrat. When Becky gets an idea in her head, she’s going to roll with it (and talk about it) until it happens or she gets arrested trying. When she arrives, she’s just decided that she and Doug are going to get matching tattoos to commemorate the Rogue Island Comedy Festival’s 2nd year. If you’re in the military ever wondered if civilians ever get moto tattoos, the answer in this case is yes.

Anchor Steam Tattoo Parlor


Anchor Steam Tattoo Parlor is conveniently located 28 seconds to the north of Pour Judgement at 44 Broadway. Well, convenient for Doug. Less convenient for Becky, who didn’t realize she was going to need her ID for this endeavor. (So there’s a little FYI for you kids. You need a photo ID to get a tattoo in RI.)

The Tattoo

The seagull is part of this year’s Festival poster.


Why is she a lesbian?

Mostly because of the song written by Tom Wilson Weinberg in 1979 and later made famous by Engelbert Humperdinck and, of course, Beevis & Butthead.

The Result?


Upon further contemplation, it would have been better to get a shot of the seagulls scissoring.

Anyway, get your ticket for the Comedy Festival quick. Most of the tickets have sold and shows will be selling out at the door, so make sure you’re ahead of the game.


It’s going to be awesome.

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Tattoo Correspondent

Tristan's just this guy, ya know?