D. O'Meara thank you very much for the time you took to research the passenger list for Fredrich Groshweber. I appreciate the effort to post the passenger list particulars.
It was my fault that I did not include this information in the original posting.I had been concerned that I may have prejudiced responses to my query if I included the 1872 date as I had several German ancestors who emigrated in this same time frame who made return trips to attend to family business and then reemigrated.
I think that I will also post this query in a different group to further check to see someone has insight as to possible use of this type of tatoo in Germany. Thank you again.