I'm thinking of getting a tattoo soon.
I've been thinking about that for almost 7 years now, and I wanted a tattoo that gathered both my passion for Japan and my nerd interests. Easy thing you might say, there are tons and tons of nerd otaku things in Japan, but I didn't want to choose just any anime character I liked, I wanted my tattoo to have a link with traditional Japan too.
So there I found it, the Kyuubi/Kumiho legend, aka Ninetales (yeah, Pokemon), which is mostly about a nine tailed fox who transforms himself into a beautiful human to trick people.
(This is a rough copy, I tried to draw it like it was inked, as the same style in the game Ôkami on PS2, but i'm no entirely satisfied though, I'll eventually redraw it)