It used to be that a tattoo meant “I’m real tough,” or “I’m in love.”
Then, a tattoo meant “I’ve got problems.”
You know of whom I speak. The poor dears: they looked mighty tough for a moment, but then one realized, “Wait—they haven’t toughness. They have problems!”
It is 2012.
Now, tattoos mean “Look up from what you’re doing to glance upon this a moment,” and “I have a tattoo.”