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A tattoo can be a meaningful, artistic piece that you'll proudly show off for decades to come...or it can be something you decide on while absolutely steaming on holiday that everyone will laugh at.
In my humble opinion, neither scenario is without its merits.
And so, to Tenerife, where James Grigg decided to get himself a very permanent reminder of everyone's favourite carvery chain - Toby Carvery.
The tattoo was more than just a drunken idea he had while on a LAD's holiday four years ago, though - it was, in fact, a pretty impressive act of dedication.
Speaking to LADbible James, 36, said: "I got it done on a night out in Tenerife - it was about 6am and I had been drinking heavily.
"At the time I was actually working at a Toby Carvery as a bartender."
What do you think about that then? A fairly incredible display of commitment to his job (heavily influenced by alcohol, of course). Surely the bosses would be delighted at he free advertising? Probably leads to a promotion? A pay rise?
Sadly, like all good stories, this one has a twist.
"When I got back and showed everyone, they were gob smacked," James added.
"Then, about two weeks after I got back, I was sacked. I was constantly late and in the end my boss got annoyed." Ouch. Harsh but fair.
Thankfully, there's no hard feelings from James and he's still pleased with his tat - and people's reactions to it, which he admits can be...mixed.
He added: "If I'm honest, I love my tattoo! It makes people laugh.
"Everyone's reaction is different - some people laugh, and others think I'm stupid."
Well, f*** them, James. It's a bloody brilliant tattoo.
Now, on to the all-important question that I know you're all dying to know the answer to - does the ink get James any freebies at his local Toby Carvery? Well, the answer is...no, because he's never even tried one.
"I have never actually tried to get a free carvery. It hasn't ever crossed my mind," he said. You've missed a trick, pal.
He then added this bombshell: "I don't really like them."
Steady on, James.
Your choice of five meats, fresh, steamed veggies, fluffy yet crisp roasties, giant Yorkshire puddings - what's not to like?
The love of a Sunday roast is probably more meaningful that the relationships you have with most people.
Or maybe that's just me...
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