Surprise. Dad was adventurous earlier this year and had some custom artwork done (left arm). The apple represents NYC (where Dad was born) and the cowboy hat represents Texas (where Ty was born). Your comments are welcome.
Here's a linkto the studio that did the work (actually from St. Louis). They were in Austin for a tattoo festival. And here's a linkalso to the actual artist (Jason) who helped design this and applied it.