@kwalker - I wholeheartedly agree about quality standards and, personally, am the type to have an idea that may turn into a tattoo - rather than a tattoo that needed an idea. Growing up around Las Vegas, I saw plenty of work and had the opportunity to find quality artists before any ink touched my skin. If I were to get any more detailed/imagery type stuff - I'd fly back. I appreciate you saying it's just a peeve of yours, I'm sure you're aware that a certain breed look at tattoos completely different. I've known many artists with tattoos that were a bet or a joke (like a bologna sandwich on a leg or 6 pack stomach). Not everything has to have meaning to them.
@Tinea Pedis - Not sure if you follow WSBK or MotoGP. American racer Ben Spies, also co-founder of Elbowz Elite Cycling Team, actually got many of his tattoos to cover up asphalt-given "tats"
I've got an acquaintance in Vegas who has started getting extensive work on his upper body to distract from the scars that were left after over 90% of his body was burned.