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Turk's "Superman Logo" Tattoo

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    Hakuro_Sanzo

    [1]Dec 28, 2007
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    So, what's the story behind Turk's Superman tattoo on his arm? I know, it's probably "just a tattoo" that has nothing to do with Scrubs. But I think it'd be nice if they had a flashback to when he got it. After all, he did get the tattoo some time during his first month working as a surgeon at Sacred Heart.

    Here's a picture from the very first episode, Turk without his tattoo.

    http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/3071/16426848we1.png

    And here's a picture from the fourth episode, where he very clearly has the tattoo.

    http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/8216/95690145tn5.png

    Meaning he got it a few days after getting his job at SH. And umm, Here are some other pics of the tat'.

    http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/8769/22568628hl1.png

    http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7572/47464829ic3.png

    http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/7123/72126992bm7.png

    Cool tattoo, IMO. But then again, anything on/about anyone in Scrubs is "cool" if you ask me.(Yeees, including Carol's emerald stud in his peep) Anyone else'd like to know when/why he got the tattoo? After all, there hasn't been a single mention of Superman in the entirety of Scrubs.. or as I recall at least. So maybe Turk is a huge Superman fan, without us even knowing it! :O

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    kempelito

    [2]Dec 29, 2007
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    Hakuro_Sanzo wrote:

    So, what's the story behind Turk's Superman tattoo on his arm? I know, it's probably "just a tattoo" that has nothing to do with Scrubs. But I think it'd be nice if they had a flashback to when he got it. After all, he did get the tattoo some time during his first month working as a surgeon at Sacred Heart.

    Here's a picture from the very first episode, Turk without his tattoo.

    http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/3071/16426848we1.png

    And here's a picture from the fourth episode, where he very clearly has the tattoo.

    http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/8216/95690145tn5.png

    Meaning he got it a few days after getting his job at SH. And umm, Here are some other pics of the tat'.

    http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/8769/22568628hl1.png

    http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7572/47464829ic3.png

    http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/7123/72126992bm7.png

    Cool tattoo, IMO. But then again, anything on/about anyone in Scrubs is "cool" if you ask me.(Yeees, including Carol's emerald stud in his peep) Anyone else'd like to know when/why he got the tattoo? After all, there hasn't been a single mention of Superman in the entirety of Scrubs.. or as I recall at least. So maybe Turk is a huge Superman fan, without us even knowing it! :O

    This a question, and thus belongs in the Q&A thread. About the tattoo, they started with trying to cover up the tattoo, but eventually gave up.

    And it really doesn't have anything to do with Scrubs

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    dallasstarfn12

    [3]Dec 29, 2007
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    kempelito wrote:
    Hakuro_Sanzo wrote:

    So, what's the story behind Turk's Superman tattoo on his arm? I know, it's probably "just a tattoo" that has nothing to do with Scrubs. But I think it'd be nice if they had a flashback to when he got it. After all, he did get the tattoo some time during his first month working as a surgeon at Sacred Heart.

    Here's a picture from the very first episode, Turk without his tattoo.

    http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/3071/16426848we1.png

    And here's a picture from the fourth episode, where he very clearly has the tattoo.

    http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/8216/95690145tn5.png

    Meaning he got it a few days after getting his job at SH. And umm, Here are some other pics of the tat'.

    http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/8769/22568628hl1.png

    http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7572/47464829ic3.png

    http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/7123/72126992bm7.png

    Cool tattoo, IMO. But then again, anything on/about anyone in Scrubs is "cool" if you ask me.(Yeees, including Carol's emerald stud in his peep) Anyone else'd like to know when/why he got the tattoo? After all, there hasn't been a single mention of Superman in the entirety of Scrubs.. or as I recall at least. So maybe Turk is a huge Superman fan, without us even knowing it! :O

    This a question, and thus belongs in the Q&A thread. About the tattoo, they started with trying to cover up the tattoo, but eventually gave up.

    And it really doesn't have anything to do with Scrubs

    Easy now Kemp, this isnt half bad compared to 90% of the threads on the first page at the moment.

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    Hakuro_Sanzo

    [4]Dec 29, 2007
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    kempelito wrote:
    About the tattoo, they started with trying to cover up the tattoo, but eventually gave up.
    Yeah, I figured as much..

    kempelito wrote:
    This a question, and thus belongs in the Q&A thread.
    Sorry 'bout that. Won't happen again.

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    The_Poolmeister

    [5]Dec 31, 2007
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    Hakuro_Sanzo wrote:

    So, what's the story behind Turk's Superman tattoo on his arm? I know, it's probably "just a tattoo" that has nothing to do with Scrubs. But I think it'd be nice if they had a flashback to when he got it. After all, he did get the tattoo some time during his first month working as a surgeon at Sacred Heart.

    Here's a picture from the very first episode, Turk without his tattoo.

    http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/3071/16426848we1.png

    And here's a picture from the fourth episode, where he very clearly has the tattoo.

    http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/8216/95690145tn5.png

    Meaning he got it a few days after getting his job at SH. And umm, Here are some other pics of the tat'.

    http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/8769/22568628hl1.png

    http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7572/47464829ic3.png

    http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/7123/72126992bm7.png

    Cool tattoo, IMO. But then again, anything on/about anyone in Scrubs is "cool" if you ask me.(Yeees, including Carol's emerald stud in his peep) Anyone else'd like to know when/why he got the tattoo? After all, there hasn't been a single mention of Superman in the entirety of Scrubs.. or as I recall at least. So maybe Turk is a huge Superman fan, without us even knowing it! :O

    well actually there was a superman reference in "My Hero" as Dr. Cox flys out the window in JD's fantasy. According to the special features the Underdog song was originally meant to be the Superman Theme Sing with original lyrics by one of the members from "The Blanks" Sam Llyod (Ted's) band's name in real life, they performed this at the christmas party but due to copyright laws couldn't use it on the show.

    oh god i sound like such a smart ass...:S

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    kempelito

    [6]Dec 31, 2007
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    The_Poolmeister wrote:
    Hakuro_Sanzo wrote:

    So, what's the story behind Turk's Superman tattoo on his arm? I know, it's probably "just a tattoo" that has nothing to do with Scrubs. But I think it'd be nice if they had a flashback to when he got it. After all, he did get the tattoo some time during his first month working as a surgeon at Sacred Heart.

    Here's a picture from the very first episode, Turk without his tattoo.

    http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/3071/16426848we1.png

    And here's a picture from the fourth episode, where he very clearly has the tattoo.

    http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/8216/95690145tn5.png

    Meaning he got it a few days after getting his job at SH. And umm, Here are some other pics of the tat'.

    http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/8769/22568628hl1.png

    http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7572/47464829ic3.png

    http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/7123/72126992bm7.png

    Cool tattoo, IMO. But then again, anything on/about anyone in Scrubs is "cool" if you ask me.(Yeees, including Carol's emerald stud in his peep) Anyone else'd like to know when/why he got the tattoo? After all, there hasn't been a single mention of Superman in the entirety of Scrubs.. or as I recall at least. So maybe Turk is a huge Superman fan, without us even knowing it! :O

    well actually there was a superman reference in "My Hero" as Dr. Cox flys out the window in JD's fantasy. According to the special features the Underdog song was originally meant to be the Superman Theme Sing with original lyrics by one of the members from "The Blanks" Sam Llyod (Ted's) band's name in real life, they performed this at the christmas party but due to copyright laws couldn't use it on the show.

    oh god i sound like such a smart ass...:S

    The superman song was too expensive too use in the episode, that's why they changed it. So, now you're not such a smartass anymore

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    brianfreytag

    [7]Dec 31, 2007
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    That's actually a good find right there.

    btw... I'm back from a long winter break from school.
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    The_Poolmeister

    [8]Jan 3, 2008
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    well im still right... i mean they couldn't use it because they didn't have the rights BECAUSE it was too expensive also the shows theme song has a reference to superman "i'm no superman" and in one episode, dr clock says to Turk that Carla calls him her Superman

    Edited on 01/03/2008 3:42am
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    The_Poolmeister

    [9]Jan 3, 2008
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    but i must say i never noticed the tattoo so good catch there kempelito
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    kempelito

    [10]Jan 4, 2008
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    The_Poolmeister wrote:

    well im still right... i mean they couldn't use it because they didn't have the rights BECAUSE it was too expensive also the shows theme song has a reference to superman "i'm no superman" and in one episode, dr clock says to Turk that Carla calls him her Superman

    I didn't say you were wrong, I just wanted to tell you that you weren't the only one knowing "useless" stuff you know, to make you feel less like a "smartass" or whatever word you used

    Edited on 01/04/2008 7:50pm
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    The_Poolmeister

    [11]Jan 5, 2008
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    i only knew all that cos i had heard it on the special features from the dvd the day before and i only said i felt like a smartass to point out that i'm not one usually
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    simg33k

    [12]May 20, 2011
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    is it sad that i actually have a superman tattoo as well?

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    ChipsTheButler

    [13]May 21, 2011
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    You're not keeping up with the thread, you have to talk about what makes someone a smartass.
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