Chris Stevens

Friday, October 5, 2007 | 3:00 p.m. CDT; updated 4:23 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

For Stevens, the decision to get tattooed was years in the making. “I thought long and hard about it,” he says. He finally went under the needle less than a year ago at the urging of his tattooed wife, who bought him a gift certificate to a local studio.