I think I’d like to have a tattoo, except only for a short period of time – perhaps a year or so. Maybe then I’d get a different one, or update the one I had. The fact of the matter is that tattoos are fairly permanent. Those things aren’t coming off.
As groovy as I think it may be to have a tattoo of a ninja squirrel or something, the fact that it will still be on me as an old man is a bit distressing. I mean, who’s going to take a 80 year old guy too seriously if he’s sporting a ninja squirrel. Besides, by that time, it may appear to be more of a gray splotch with a sword, and I reckon that may lead to an even more drastic decline in one’s credibility.