Thanks to the folks at Hudson River Tattoo, I got some birthday ink. They’re a friendly bunch with sweet doggies. The artist was Eric and man, he was fast as well as skilled. The v-rod and crescent is a recurring symbol in Pictish art (see the stone from the Knowe of Burrian in Harray below, for example). As usual, a good opportunity to listen to some chatter between the guys while I was getting inked. Material a-plenty for my writing, of course: better than daytime TV for drama.