“Ink, a Drug…” ----Vladimir Nabokov
Of course Nabokov was referring to the obsession of writing with pen and ink on paper. Nowadays the keyboard is mightier than the sword… and INK is primarily what you put on your body.
Tattooing has been around since prehistoric times. Curious what Cro-Magnon Man would’ve chosen… bone? spear? “Ma”…? The word “tattoo” comes from the Polynesian “tatau.” Before that Western folks called it painting, staining, scarring. Today it’s INK, or TAT (lazy hipster) … TAC as in “Tac it on…”