What is Tattooed Trilobite?
Tattooed Trilobite started out as a personal blog. Over time it sat very neglected, because the way of the internet is such that personal blogs are kind of a thing of the past. Instead, after careful deliberation, it has morphed into a “nostalgia blog.”
I have long been fascinated by nostalgia and pop culture, two things that go hand in hand. What can I say, I watched a lot of VH-1 as a kid. I picked up a lot of love for fleeting fads, kid culture, and things that make you go “hey, I remember that!” There are many blogs like this, but so many of them focus on things targeted toward little boys.
And, well, I wasn’t a little boy. Though I loved to watch shows like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and He-Man, I didn’t have the toys to match. My childhood was filled with pastels and pinks, kick-ass ladies and animal superheroes and very few action figures. My family had an old IBM laptop, not a Super Nintendo. There’s not a whole lot of representation out there for nerdy, girly nostalgia. So I set out to change that.
Things you may find around here:
- reviews of cool toys, games and snacks I had as a kid
- reviews of cool toys you can get now
- reviews of other products that have a vaguely “retro” feel to them (food, clothing, media, who knows!)
- nostalgia trips to specific situations I remember
- guest posts from other people about toys they may have had that struck a chord with them
- and more! Who knows? We’ll take this trek when we get there.
Who is Tattooed Trilobite?
Tattooed Trilobite is me, Elyse. I’m a pink haired pop culture connoisseur with a penchant for cosplay and collecting. (Check that sweet alliteration!) I’m a Jersey girl born and raised – born in the 80s and grew up in the 90s with a deep love for what my parents was able to share with me from the 60s and 70s. Misplaced nostalgia, I suppose, but hey.
By trade I’m a geologist, but I doubt that’ll come up too much. I also am pretty good at trivia, and if you scour the blog archives here you’ll find the story of the time I won $63,500 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
The items I am reviewing, unless otherwise specified, have been purchased with my own money. I’m not being paid to say anything. I just like to talk about it 🙂
If you have a cool tip, a suggestion, or just want to say hey, feel free to email me: elysetheamazing [at] gmail [dot] com!