Yes, it's real.
No, I don't care if you don't like it. It has meaning to me, and yes I'm aware that it will stay on my flesh for the rest of my life. I'm quite content with that thought.
Yes, I will get more. Yes, I have a freckly back.
It hurt, but I like to think I was a trooper. My skin is so sensitive, I swelled up before he could finish it, so it still needs a touch-up, but we're waiting for it to heal.