Saturday, January 20 -- I am strolling aimlessly through the Grand Ballroom of the Radisson Astrodome hotel. The occasion is the 25th (and final) Anniversary Reunion Tattoo Convention. A fat man's fleshy back is covered with photo-intricate dot-matrix stippling in the image of his children. My fellow strollers have cut strategic holes in their shirts/pants/leggings/skirts, the better to display their panthers/mandalas/Yosemite Sams/tribal bands. A small boy wails, whether from being personally branded or just from... More >>>