I'm the same way..
However, one of my strats has a sticker of the number "0" where my arm rests... because I set it on fire on stage... and that area got burnt up real bad and it would rub my arm... BUT, I've since set it on fire a few more times and now the sticker is nice and bubbled... and some parts of it have melted away. It looks pretty cool. I also have a little graphic of my name in graffiti by the bridge that I did with permanent marker. It looks pretty sweet after it burnt up a little too. I like relic'd looking guitars. Guitars that tell stories... and God knows each beer bottle cap that I've nailed into my burnt strat has it's own story... that's why they're on there. It gives it that sentimental value.