I saw a post about people showing off thier tattoos. Personally, I think tattoos have no place in bodybuilding. All the greatest dont have tattoos, Arnold, Zane, Metzer, Coleman, Cutler, Lou none of those guys had tattoos....why? Cuz If me and you step on stage, and you got a tattoo of a dragon, or a demon, or hitler, or a devil on your quad, chest or back.... and I got a perfect tan and no tattoos, I got you beat, even if I was smaller and had less definition. Why? Cuz bodybuilding is about everything... Skin, simitry, and even everything down to your hair cut and how white your teeth are.
Ben weider would even say that you should look perfect in everyway when you step on stage. Even if you think having mom with a heart around it looks cool, it aint other peoples idea of perfection. and this sport is about struggle, pain and perfection.