Been thinking about getting tattoo #2 for a while now and I'm a bit torn.
As many people know I served in the Marine Corps, and spent some time as a drill instructor molding young men into Marines. So the one I've been thinking most about is a riff on one of my favorite saying, "Pain is weakness leaving the body" with either a Marine Corps emblem, a drill instructor campaign cover, or something else in the middle, along the lines of this but with that saying replacing the red text shown:
I've also gotten quite a bit into the idea of duality with some combination of a marine in dress blues, a Spartan, a drill instructor, etc. So was thinking about some riff off of the following images:
And perhaps most geekily, I'm increasingly fascinated by the World of Warcraft Horde logo:
I'm still old-school enough that I think ink should be able to be covered by a standard polo shirt. So no Mike Tyson designs for me. Yet. I'm OK with biceps area and I don't think any of these would be objectionable (except to Alliance players - and who cares about them?) if they peeked out from under a short sleeve. Calf/ankle are also possible, as is left side of chest or right shoulder - I already have a tattoo on left arm.
Not looking to spend thousands of dollars on this, so size does matter. And I need to schedule/get it when it won't interfere with other duties - so most likely before my next public event if possible so it's healed/healing by then. That gives me about 6 weeks.
Anyway, that's it. Feel free to send any comments or other suggestions to me at email@example.com or @jessewilkins on Twitter.