I wanted to resurrect this thread because I have been considering a tattoo for several years. I want the first line of Hojoki, a classical Japanese text written in 1212. I want it tattooed in the original classical Japanese kana (not modern Japanese).
After considering many location options, I think the upper arm or even a half-sleeve would look best.
What I want to ask is:
Is there anyone here who has a half-sleeve or arm tattoo? What have been your experiences about people in your program and in the field accepting or not accepting it? Is it a total pain in the butt to cover up on a day-to-day basis?