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You may think that tattoos make you look bad ass, but they might actually make you a bad ass too! If you're looking for an excuse to get a tat, this may help your case just a scosh. Researchers at the University of Alabama found that getting a tattoo may actually help build your immune system by training your body to handle stress and pain. It takes a few tats to get the full effect, and your body is actually most susceptible to colds and flu after getting your very first tattoo. Still, pretty interesting findings!

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Maybe I will get that Dave Grohl back portrait...