This Shabbos at shul, a rabbi-friend (who is the blogger over at Frost and Clouds, which you should definitely check out if you're in the mood for something more enlightening than this site) told me that the New York Times was looking for people to submit photos of their tattoos. I just want to note that I am particularly pleased that the rabbis I know would actually encourage me to exhibit my tattoo in an even more public way.
Anyway, I did as he suggested but didn't think the photo would make it up on the site since it's an awful picture. But it was the only one I had so I just went with it. After a few hours, I promptly forgot about the whole thing.
That is until tonight when another inked friend alerted me to presence in the slideshow. I'm number 118 of 153 pictures submitted though most of the others' tattoos are more artistic (and certainly more artistically photographed) than mine. But I don't think any of the others linked to their 1,000+ word article of rationalization, which appeared in Tablet Magazine. Yes, most other people have a little dignity.