Strange how those tatoos who had meanings in the time are now sometimes wear by people who have no idea. The funniest thing is the guys or girls who have kanji (sino-japanese signs) just because it looks good, and who don't even know the exact meaning. They could be surprised sometimes.
Clouseau.I don't know if you have seen the fashion for "religious tattoos ",I talked a younger bloke at work out of having a full sleeve in that style done 2 years ago,remarkable how stupid people can be with tattoo "fashions",its not like clothes or a haircut that you can change in a months time...I have many tattoo stories but the wrong spelling ones can be so funny / sad.
BTW,I had a day out today in Hereford,the nearest place that I could find a shop that sells Paraboot Michael,I tried some on,but they did not have a 44 or 44.5,a very well made shoe and I will definitely buy a pair,the shop has an online store and they told me that they sell a lot of the Michael to Japan and Korea ! ( so expect prices to rise,I guess ).