On his upper arm he had a tattoo - a simple red band around his arm.
The vibrant music and the exhilarating beat of the tribals were infectious and soon many in the audience, including yours truly, were beating a tattoo on the floor.
So, I've had conversations before about the probability that I could be paid to tattoo an advert onto my skin.
If only we could get them to tattoo themselves with some permanent mark.
That is the dilemma facing Scottish pipe major Gordon MacKenzie as he prepares for a military tattoo to end all military tattoos - in the desert.
‘It's the only brand name riders will actually tattoo onto their arms,’ Ghattas goes on to indicate.
The term tattoo now refers to a military pageant, often held at night.
You can watch the pipers' ankles swirl past at the military tattoo .
When the crew lost their training base in October 2000 they decided to raise funds for a more permanent base and so the idea of the military tattoo was born.
Edinburgh can keep the military tattoo , all of the modern dance, and most of the London stand-up comedians.