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For those of you who don’t read Roman, that’s six hundred and sixty six. Evan McMichael is a tattoo artist at Atomic Tattoo here in Austin, Texas. He says he got the idea while reading the Earth Chronicles books by Zecharia Sitchin. Now you all know that 666 is the number of the beast. But did it ever occur to you that man might be the beast? The Earth Chronicles are all about this idea: that 666 is the number of man, that man is the beast set on this earth, and that earth is actually Hell itself.
Evan didn’t want to be be totally blatant, so he went with the Roman numerals instead of the straight set of sixes. He says he gets asked what they say all the time.