I love the story Jackie Rabbit has for this tattoo. It starts off with a soldier calling up asking for a “Death Before Dishonour” tattoo. Now he wanted something unique and crazy, and large enough to cover his upper arm. The catch, he was deploying in 2 days and needed it done the next morning. Thankfully she had an opening the next day, and this is what came out of her overnight artistry.
At least he didn’t want a sweet tatty of roses with the names & birth and death dates of all of his relatives in arabic, as well as their portraits. It will make him look cool and hip and intellectual, it has special meaning that will reflect his pain and loss and make him a sensitive bad ass. Oh, and it has to be on his foot and small so his parents can’t see it.