The Washington Post has interesting feature article today on tatoos as memorials. It's been common for generations for some people to do a tatoo with a loved one's name and perhaps significant dates (birth, death, marriage), but body art has moved on to doing actual portraits.
Photo is are from November 2004. The Congressional Cemetery is located in southeast Washington, DC, and, of course, contains a fair number of notables. J. Edgar Hoover is planted right up the road from this fellow.
Like many older cemeteries, the Congressional Cemetery has a number of maintenance issues, including family mausoleums that are suffering sadly from neglect.