Mom, I'm sorry for all of the tattoos I'm about to get.

Tattoos being good for your health?! It sounds too good to be true, right? But, that's just what the Huffington Post is reporting. The publication states details of a study that was done at the University of Alabama and it's said that the pain and stress you deal with while getting new ink helps strengthen your immune system. The theory would then be the more ink the less likely you'll get sick.

There really is only one way to find out how accurate this study is - but, what new tattoos do I get? Now that I think about it, before I had either of the two tattoos I have (one for each of my grandmothers) I had pneumonia, asthma problems, I even had Swine Flu! After my tattoos, perfection! Okay, that's a lie, I had kidney stones. So, maybe I'm not the BEST test subject for this study.

What tattoos do you have and what's the story behind them?

Do you have a favorite tattoo shop in the Capital Region?