[There are 3 options and places you might find Marco today.
First, there just happens to be a certain vibrant blue phoenix hanging out in the quad "meditating" and trying to keep calm for the past month. Seems the Commander of Cool for once is having troubles staying composed. It's hard to study for a field test and as excited as he is, he has a lot more laying on the line than he has had for nearly a year and a half. There's a deck of Triple Triad next to him, and far more books than belong anywhere outside of the library, but he seems to be going through them.
Secondly, on the 26th, he's raiding the nurses' office and infirmary to steal needles and tools of sterilization.
Later on, it looks like he's setting up orange ink into very very clean needle tubes... for those who'd know; it looks like he's setting up a miniature tattoo parlor. Now what could that possibly be about?
And then there's this BBS message. Oh. So that that's what it's about.]
When done right, they are a mark of pride, much like a pirate flag. [Oh dear, someone's criminal roots are showing.] They symbolize something important to you, something that even if you magically live another thousand years, you will still want to show off for what it meant to you when you got it, and what it means to you even now. Something you want people to know how strongly the thing it represents affects you.
Something to think about. I've got the ink if you've got the guts.
[Quick... get in on that before the man shuts him down. And on the last day before his exam too, tsk tsk.]