"We all knew each other from UMass Amherst. When we moved back to Boston from Northampton, we met back up with Jeff [Johnson, bassist] and started playing again. And keep still! Can't have this washing off in the shower!"

Across the room, Bond tattoo'd a bottle cap bearing the word "turkey" on Post's calf. Post chose this design by dropping a pencil onto a sheet of paper with a smattering of designs imagined by Doomstar and friends. It landed on the "turkey bottle cap," a random method suitable for a night of permanent choices made between borderline strangers.

"I feel accomplished, in a tremendous sense," said Bond after finishing Post's piece. "I've never done that before. I'll probably never do it again . . . unless someone wants me to."

Even if I never hear Doomstar again, I'll forever have a fixed memory binding their music, The Legend of Zelda, and some weird feeling that might be friendship. Better yet, a week later, I have no infection, little bruising, and a totally sweet link to the gods of Hyrule.  

SLIDESHOWDoomstar gives out amateur tattoos

BOSTON'S UNDERGROUND SUMMIT 3: DOOMSTAR + YOUNG ADULTS + SHITALY + BIG DIGITS + MORE | Cambridge Family YMCA, 820 Mass Ave, Cambridge | February 11 @ 6 pm | $7–$10 | all-ages | 617.661.9622 or bowaac.blogspot.com

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