Hey guys, i want to get a tattoo on my leg to mark a turbulent time in my life. I had an idea, but i got a lot of constructive criticism the last time i posted that (thank you by the way), and felt that it would be a decent idea to see if you guys could spark an idea for me to run w/. I was thinking a calf sleeve, or a band, anything on the leg i'm cool w/, i kind of want to keep it on the leg since its my problem area. To make a long story short, i've played sports since i was little, wrestling ultimately became my favorite, and going into my senior year of i was viewed as being one of the better kids in the area, i ended up going 30-12, only being stopped due to a nasty knee injury which wasn't correctly diagnosed until 4 months after the fact. I had severe impact damage such as internal hemmoraging, bone bruising, stretched ligaments, torn tissue, finally having surgery to clean out floating debris, trimming up a good chunk of torn cartilage, and removing the plica. I went on to college, walked on to the team, and within 2 weeks of practice, the knee was messed up again, i continued to wrestle until xmas break since i was a starter. i saw a new surgeon who said that he believed that i had torn the same piece of cartilage, and would probably need microfracture. I asked if i could finish the season, he agreed since he couldnt opperate for 2 months anyhow. I broke my ankle on the leg a month before surgery. I had the surgery, I tore the cartilage in 2 places, spent 6 weeks in a machine 9 hours a day while on campus. Did therapy all summer, only to find out that I either never grew the tissue back, or i ground the new tissue away during therapy . So now i'm left w/ about 10 square centimeters (2 square inches) of cartilage layering my femur that is either barely there, or non existant. So, my athletic career is essentially over, something that played a huge role in my life, and i'm going to be relegated to a life of coaching or simply not doing it anymore. I am guaranteed a knee replacement Cliffs: I'm missing 2 square inches of cartilage that lines the femur and allows my leg to bend smoothly due to 2 knee surgeries from wrestling mishaps. My original idea was to get this tattooed as a leg band around the calf muscle, and I still like the idea a lot, but i'm not too sure how i would like it as a band since it would be difficult to read and i'm wary as to how it would turn out once an artist tweaked it (the original sketch i got online, but i've done a little bit of modifications on my own) Please suggest ideas of what I could do, or what you might do given the situation.