The thing about Getting Tattoos is only the *idea* of it is truly spontaneous. The march to the shop, assuming you get that far, is still pretty genuinely impulsive. But the space between idea and completion - and there's usually a lot - is not leak-proof, and the energy will inevitably drain right out. By the end of it you will be tired and feel some remorse, even if the tattoo itself turned out great. There's something wistful about the whole thing, as we'll see in the next few pages.