John put a lot of time and effort into making sure his Starbuck/Anders tattoo was perfect:
I put a lot of thought into how to get it done because I’d seen people get smaller versions, in different places and at different angles and it never looked right – so, other than the fact that I wanted it on the right arm and not the left (both personal preference and to match where Anders’ was), I wanted it as exactly like the version on the screen as possible. I had a tattoo artist and BSG fan on LiveJournal called “IrishCal” computer draw the stencil for it from HD broadcasts, then I had Pete (Living Canvas in Columbia, MO) blow it up and size it just right for my arm so that it would fit from elbow to shoulder tip as it does on Starbuck’s. I also printed off several HD screens of Starbuck’s and had Pete redraw the LiveJournal stencil half a dozen times to perfect all the cuts and the geometry as closely as possible. There are a few other kinds of BSG tattoos out there, like the BSG75 seal, but I don’t think you’ll find a better or more exact recreation of Starbuck’s than mine.