I'm not the only one who thought of that joke.
Gotta tell you, and this will sound weird as a lot of fighters and coaches who I deeply respect are loaded up on tattoos, but I kind of think tattoos are silly for people who fight.
You know, we get more meaningful scarring of our tissue to commemorate our art by free and organic process:
Wow, that is wicked! Was that from a horizontal elbow or something like that?
For me its less about "I'm a fighter so I want a fighting tattoo" and more about celebrating what will for me be a unique accomplishment. I also want to get a tattoo for when I graduate, and for when I get married, and for when (if) I get into the Airforce.
Tattoo why not they should represent things that are important to you. I plan on getting one for each art I plan on studying.
Seems like everyone on the Internet got a nerdy tattoo a few years ago, and it losts its novelty on me very quickly. It started as something that made someone appear quirky and memorable, and now its the opposite of that. I hate seeing a Star Wars tattoo. Hate it. I've lamented at dumb Picard and Spock tattoos, and I effin love Star Trek. Something seems weird when the one thing you want to communicate to the world is "I liked an old TV show!" or "I'm really into a mediocre sci fi movie cash cow".
I remember seeing this pic of a girl who got 2 Spocks tattooed on her boobs. I think it's a shame. I'm sure she can get nerds to have sex with her now, which is kinda like building a campfire in a boiler room to stay warm.
I wonder if folks'll be as quick to defend her decision when she's older and the Spocks are starting to look like horse faces.
I got my favorite Final Fantasy character tattooes a few years ago.
Didn't regret it.
Then, there is a difference between iconic art, and an icon.
Don't get a tie fighter tatt'ed; unless you yourself sport a vagina,
you might never see one again after.