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Say no more. (Via Imgur)

The thing about tattoos is that they invite strangers to ask you questions about them. While some people get them for the purpose of being a conversation starter, other people just get them for personal symbolic reasons and don't think through to the consequences of having to explain their tattoos. And some people, like reddit's kvd, weren't thinking at all because they were only 17-years-old.

Sure he got a self-described ugly tribal tattoo that stretches across his shoulder and back and will forever haunt his beachy days and sexed up nights, but rather than have to explain what this frat guy cliche means to him for the rest of his life, he added a tiny little footnote in ink, an asterisk in the upper corner leading to all the explanation necessary: "I was 17 at the time."

Sources: reddit