But Buzz didn’t want any old body art: he had a very fixed idea of what he required. Green told KTVU that her son was a fan of 1990s Nickelodeon hit Rugrats and had long desired a tattoo of Tommy, one of the show’s lead characters. However, Buzz did have some conditions when it came to the illustration. In particular, his mom related, “he wanted Tommy in underwear – not a diaper.”
So Green began to make the preparations for Buzz’s tattoo as he approached his 23rd birthday. With his condition in mind, she decided to run the prospect by Buzz’s doctor first before approaching any artists. And, fortunately, the medical professional was absolutely fine with the idea – but actually securing the tattoo may have been harder than Green had anticipated.
That’s because many tattoo shops weren’t as accommodating as Buzz’s doctor. In the majority of cases, employees there either refused outright to tattoo Buzz or agreed to do so but with hefty charges. Green realized why that was the case, though.