there are some *strong* reactions out there to the tattoo auction!
a very generous friend of mine, mark, has both ponied up with a *second* donation AND pledged to donate *another* $100 if i DO NOT get the tattoo.
and so, if you would like to join up, in an attempt to save my butt, simply send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the amount you will donate if i DO NOT get the tattoo.
i'll keep you guys updated on the progress there on the sidebar.
thanks to everyone on both sides of the debate! :)