|A current NBA player|
Contrast that with today. It's rare to find a professional athlete or an Olympian who does not have at least one tattoo. I can understand if you are a member of an Aboriginal tribe and it's part of your culture, but I just don't get the appeal it has to so many people to draw on their bodies.
I think it would be interesting if tattoos were hereditary. Can you imagine a guy with a dragon on his back and his wife has a butterfly on her ankle. When they'd have a kid, he'd be born with a dragonfly on his butt. I'll bet if you passed tattoos onto your kids, people would use a little more caution.
I've never been tempted to permanently ink anything onto my milky white albino flesh. Probably because I've just never seen anything that I thought was so cool that I needed to have it attached to me forever. I thought I'd include one of my favorite SNL clips that addresses this topic.