The best place to get good looks at tattoos is by taking a yoga class in Uptown. The counterculture atmosphere, and the density of it, make it a pretty good chance that 50% of its residents have at least one. In yoga, more skin shows. Plus you are constantly turning your head around the room, depending on the positions, giving you the opportunity to see what kinds of tattoos everyone has. It’s pretty interesting to see the diversity. Black/white vs color. Nature vs. music. Faces and other people. There’s one guy who has a long, elegant musical notation running along his rib. Another guy has two poster-like faces on each bicep. One girl has a huge design covering her entire upper back, but her tank top obscures most of it so I don’t know what it is yet.

I don’t think I’ll ever get a tattoo, but it’s always fun to hear the stories behind them from other people.

…and, that’s all I have tonight.



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