Hide and I went to get tattooed at Chameleon Tattoo in Harvard Square. This is not a tattoo parlor I would recommend for people who want original artwork or big pieces (all of my friends with either go elsewhere). But their artists are very good with a tattoo gun and because Hide and I had images from old Japanese stuff, we just wanted a steady hand.
I got Namu Myoho Renge Kyo tattooed on my back. It’s the Daimoku from Nichiren Buddhism (Wikipedia it). Hide got the crest from his ancestor Honda Tadakatsu on his left shoulder.