Although car owners have been customizing their vehicles since the dawn of the automotive age, rarely has a car been known to customize its owner. Until now — when an Audi driver allegedly found his arm branded with the steering wheel's four-ring logo when the airbag deployed.
French artist Phillipe Pasqua created a unique allegory for the blending of man and machine: he covered a Ferrari F430 with leather and tattooed an intricate mural on the cowhide.
A tattoo is a deeply personal act of bodily adornment; asking why a person chooses something is not always a reasonable question. Still, and despite our rabid love for "Captain Slow," we cannot understand why someone would want a portrait of Top Gear's James May on his thigh for the rest of his life.
People have done crazy things because they love F1 champ Michael Schumacher so much, including giving him an entire island in Dubai. But does the gift of land top the gift of insane human disfigurement?
One Jalopnik reader was so upset with the death of the manual transmission he decided to preserve a 5-speed shift pattern on his back. Here's what he's got to say about his permanent move. - Eds.