• Feb 10th 2009 at 12:33PM
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Click above for a gallery of Mike's CEL tat

Cynics might suggest that driving a Volkswagen is one way to have the Check Engine light's pictogram seared into your retinas. Rather than carp about the reputation, Mike Templeton of Mk3Love.com has chosen to embrace, and even celebrate his Jetta's finicky nature. What better way, then, to declare your love for anything, than to have it etched indelibly on your body? Mike's got a good sense of humor about things, and took a plunge of unmitigated awesomeness by having a large, bright orange CEL buzzed onto his left bicep. But when the car's gone, will he regret it? Possibly. Although he'll always have fond memories of being stranded on the side of the road.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      His body, he can do as he pleases and I can appreciate a tattoo.....but this is pretty lame.
        • 6 Years Ago
        He's not an idiot, although this makes me want to get a huge turbo tatt on my chest.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Some people do the dumbest things..........just like this guy!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love Nissans, but you don't see me getting a burger tattoo'd on my back
      • 6 Years Ago
      1: It's a VW
      2: It's a Jetta, the Camry of VWs
      3: It's a Mk3 Jetta, the crappiest of the Jettas.

      Someone show this guy a real car worth getting a tattoo over.
        • 6 Years Ago
        LOL. I so agree with you it's not even funny.

        I'm surprised that the VW faithful, as small as they are in numbers around AB, haven't come to the defense of this man that is clearly a living cliche of a VW owner (qustionable tattoos, goatee, overall douche).

        This made my day as I get to loathe VW with others that feel the same way.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's the most easily serviced and most easily modified Jetta, so that could make it the best in some peoples' eyes (hey, I've saved a few bucks on mine because of this fact). But that doesn't alter the fact that this guy is a first-class chump, just like anyone with tattoos or earrings.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thats as stupid as putting someones name other than MOM on you !
      • 6 Years Ago
      That settles it. I'm getting a Rally Pig tat on my arm. Not because I love Subarus, but because I love teenage asian girls!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope this guy is at least a mechanic or something... not just an average douche.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No he's not an average douche, he's a VW owner.
        I guess that kind of makes him like a mechanic considering how much time he's probably had to spend with his car in the garage.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hey c'mon, don't give him that much credit. He's almost certainly a below-average douche at best.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What an arsch loch
      • 6 Years Ago
      People who put tattoos on their bodies are as follows:
      1. Motorcycle gangs
      2. Prison convicts
      3. Future prison convicts
      4. Hookers
      5. Street gangs
      6. Ignorant people
      • 6 Years Ago
      Some people have to show the world how stupid they are. This is one of those cases. This guy tales stupidity to new levels
      • 6 Years Ago
      If I had to follow in this guys footsteps with my e38 BMW I'd need a CEL, ABS + Brake Light, DSC and airbag light tatoos.
      • 6 Years Ago
      He should get a Tat of a toilet bowl next, that would be nice too.
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