Just because you're unwilling to live the rest of your life as the illustrated man doesn't mean there still aren't times when you want to look fiercely tattooed. For the ink without the commitment, grab a Sleeves Tee.
The work of a Hollywood designer/make-up artist, Sleeves Inc. specializes in shortsleeve'd undershirts with tattoo-patterned arm stockings sewn in. The sheer mesh's bold, meticulous designs create the look of your actual skin -- realisitic even from close up -- were it ornate enough to've been peeled off a Chili Pepper. There's a choice of four styles: "Japanese", "Tribal", a rival "Tribal", and the colorfully illustrated "Dermagraphic" -- pseudo-scientific shorthand for "the type of stuff a Hell's Angel would spend his third quarter meth earnings on".
Since even simulated arm tats can become an escalating obsession, two full-torso versions are also available -- for the man who's afraid of needles, but is still brave enough to wear a tight, see-through shirt. However far you take things, you can rest assured that your temporary fixation won't cost you an arm, leg, or Jewish burial spot.