My dad had a seahorse on his arm. When somebody asked what it meant, he said it was to get into Jones Beach for free (it had a seahorse theme, too). A friend of his was a prosecutor... he had chains on both wrists. I haven't had any tattoo, various good reasons, one of my favorites being that they might be things you see on other people when you're drunk. Sort of like The Illustrated Man : Those aren't tattoos! They are Skin Illustrations! A guy I was working for a few years ago was asked to weld a replica of the gate at Auschwitz saying 'Arbeit Macht Frei' or Work Will Set You Free. An anti-theme for the Biker Freedom crowd, maybe, maybe not. Another similar saying is 'Work is its own reward' and it seems like every time I go the extra mile to do a good job, suddenly another extra mile is needed or appears ahead. Just thoughts, anyway. I see temporary tattoos for kids being sold at the 7-11. Why can't somebody whip up something for ink jet printers that lets you make your own design, print it up, slap it on for the weekend, wash it off for work on monday? I don't believe in permanent tats ever since I worked with a Viet Nam Vet whose girlfriend had Dear John'd him after he had her name emblazoned on his arm. He had it covered over with a giant heart and ribbon with 'Mother' on it.