blued, screwed, and tattooed

blued, screwed, and tattooed

1. rude slang Cheated or swindled; unfairly deprived or taken advantage of. Likely of naval origin. I always bring my dad with me when I go to get my car repaired, because I'm always nervous I'll end up getting blued, screwed, and tattooed. We should have won that game, but we were really blued, screwed, and tattooed by the ref.
2. rude slang Having no chance of success or recovery; in a hopeless or unsalvageable position or situation. Man, we are totally blued, screwed, and tattooed if we can't get this prototype working before the big presentation. After yet another flop on the market, the tech company is seeming pretty blued, screwed, and tattooed at this point.
3. vulgar slang Of navy sailors on shore leave, having had sexual intercourse with someone, with a tattoo to commemorate one's naval experience. My old navy buddies always joked that the only thing we wanted to do when we got to shore was get blued, screwed, and tattooed.
See also: and, tattoo