Got this lovely contribution from Philip. One hot girl wouldn’t you agree.
I like his own words so hope he is ok with me copying that:
Here in LA it seems like most people have no plan when they start getting tattoos and they just get a bunch of unrelated images. The Japanese traditionally planned to get their tattoos in a way that when they died they could be skinned and the images displayed. I don’t think it is necessary to go quite that far.