Posted by: ret603 on Apr-15-12 10:27 AM (EST)
Don't do it!
I realize I'm shoveling against the cultural tide and showing my age, but years later you will regret the tattoo. In the 60's and 70's I worked with WW II and Korean war vets. Many had the obligatory tattoos from getting drunk while on leave. Decades later, the tattoos were faded, washed out and generally looked like shit. Their context was passť and trite, as your currently cutting edge ones will eventually become.
Few listen to the folk music I grew up with. Soul, disco, reggae, punk and grunge have come and gone.. Tattoos acceptability and desirability will also pass. EXCEPT they are very hard to remove and leave noticeably marred skin when removed. Don't contribute to the dermatology retire plan.
Wear distinctive clothing or jewelry if you want to be noticed and commission some unique jewelry or clothing if you want something that is distinctive and unique to you.
I accept that many tattooed folks will unload on me for posting this-just my word of warning-think where you will be at 20 years from now and how the faded tattoos will look then.