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 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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