This is a odd story, about how I finally got around to getting one: I am a student at U of WA, studying linguistics, and have studied the International Phonetic Alphabet. One letter is called Ash: æ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Æ My name is actually Ash so I started telling people that I wanted to start signing things with that symbol. My friend knows that I have been thinking about a tattoo and suggested it, which sounded like a perfect idea... well the other day he finally called me on it, because I kept talking about it all the time....and so we went down to a place in Seattle called Deep Roots (couldn't find a website for it ) and met Mark. an hour later, I had this: (cell phone pic) The lines are actually perfect, just didn't show up well on the cam. I am very happy with it....I really enjoyed the experience and look forward to doing it again, and bigger next time!