Welcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.

Click here for the results of the previous contest: Mars Meals

Last week's question: The percentage of Americans with tattoos has risen from 14 percent in 2008 to 21 percent last year — and women are now more likely to be inked than men. Given those huge numbers, we asked you to come up with the wording of a tattoo most likely to be regretted at age 50.


THE WINNER: Hope I die before I get old
Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, VA

Madeleine Braun, Chula Vista, CA

THIRD PLACE: Check out these hooters
Clarice Roth, Germantown, NC


Allen Peters, Knoxville, TN

I, for one, hate our new computer overlords.
Jeff Ludden, San Diego, CA

Snooki for President
James Smith, Mill Valley, CT

Britney Rocks
Art Rodia, Woodbury, CT

Team Edward
Kathee McCarl, Cool, CA

Down with AARP!
Cody Dove, Chicago, IL

Medicare is for Moochers!
Marcia Murphy, Burlington, MA

Sexy Smoker
Jill Dunn, Orlando, FL

Hope and Change
Audrey Plzak, Vail, CO

Jordan Shin, Eugene, OR

I Love My Broker — Bernie Madoff
Greg Feist, Seattle, WA

Tiger Blood
Allen Peters, Knoxville, TN