I got my first and only tattoo in September 2011. It's a qilin (กิเลน, 麒麟) and it's a good sign.
I had an appointment for another session to complete the cloud part and to do the filling but never went back for it because the surf was up and I just... couldn't help. (You can't get inked when tanned) I didn't like the service there by the way.
This was taken in October 2012. I've become a lot darker and still haven't got it done. I guess I will need a few months away from surfing.