Go for it
Posted by: paddlemore on Apr-15-12 8:19 AM (EST)
I would ask the artist to draw a couple of designs so you can go home and think about them. A reputable artist will do this with a deposit.
I have four tattoos, the oldest is a 20 year old color tattoo with subtle shading. It still looks great because it is on my upper thigh and doesn't see a lot of sun. Plus, I put sunscreen on it. My other three are bold line black ink only tattoos.
One might need a touch-up (its 18 years old and sees a lot of sun). I am thinking of having it covered up with a different design.