I’ve been a tattoo enthusiast since college back in the late 1990s, which is when mainstream tattooing really started to take off in this country. I have a fair amount of my own tattoos, some designed by myself and some borrowed from other places of inspiration or interest. Right now I have a full-color half sleeve on my left arm as well as a silly tattoo on my back that I got when I was 19. My wife has a bunch of tattoos as well and we frequently attend tattoo conventions when they come to the Chicago/Wisconsin area. I’ve designed a few tattoos here and there but that’s about it.