Hey all! I just got this tattoo done a few hours ago. It’s a nutmeg plant, located on my back, flanked by my portrait of Ulysses S. Grant. It’s for my home state, Connecticut, nicknamed “the Nutmeg State”. According to legend, 18th and 19th century Connecticut peddlers carved wood to imitate the exotic nut and sold them at exorbitant prices to unsuspecting buyers, and thus, our notoriously devious reputation stuck. However, some believe it was the ignorance of the spice and it’s preparation that lead to confusion. Some assumed the nut was to be cracked to reveal meat rather than simply ground to attain the powder.
Anyway, I’m just showing my pride.