Apparently, I have vandalized my body! I have 3 and have never regretted any of them - the latest is rather large in the classic "tramp stamp" area (small of the back). It's a Tahitian tribal version of Scorpio. I got it when I finished my last residency month of training in the NICU. The pain of getting it was nothing compared to being on call for 36 hours straight in the ICU.
Personally, I just love blowing stereotypes out of the water. There are still plenty of people who still think that tattoo automatically = violent junkie gang member. Apparently tattoo can also = attending physician at academic center/open water swimmer!
I have made a deal with myself that I am not allowed to get any more tattoos until I swim that @#$%^& Chesapeake Bay 4.4!!!!