Yes..............the scales, though are a 'tribute' tattoo to my grandma that died in the beginning of the year. One of the most vivid memories I have of her house is that she had this wrought iron (did I seriously write rot? stupid.) and amber glass scale that I was so obsessed with as a kid so I got a replica of it on my back and her name is in the bottom. It's secondarily symbolic because it's my Zodiac sign and thirdly because we are a big orchid family.
Speaking of gramophones. Ever since I got into the aviation field, I've wanted the gramophone airplane from the Aeroplane Over the Sea booklet. I Dr. Garbanzoure it's the absolute perfect way to pay tribute to both my love of aviation and music, but at the same time I don't want it to get asked about my "Neutral Milk Hotel tattoo." I suppose only about 1 out of 100 people even know who they are, so it shouldn't ever be an issue.
EDIT: Oh god damnit. Of course someone has it exactly where I want it, too.