Ditto. I have a few. Got them about 20yrs ago. Don't regret it at all.
About 1/2 the people in my Family have at least one, & about 1/2 don't.
Same situation in my place of work. No big thing....
I read the Thread title and thought, "Well how 'bout that! YukonJack has
opened his own Tattoo Parlor and is try'n to drum up some business here!"
I read through and it's not Tattoo SPAM. Go figure, eh?
I like seeing people's tattoos, especially well planned, artfully done ones. I like looking through the books when I visit my friend's tattoo room. I like going to a party, and seeing the newest piece of inspiration on a friend. I think they tell a very vivid story for most people. For some, they are done merely for appearance, and tell you nothing. For others they mark out major life events.
But, I still haven't ever found one I want to live the rest of my life with.
Samoan tattoos, or tataus as they are rightfully called, are more than just body art. A tatau is a sign of respect for the traditions and culture of the Samoan people, and the person who wears one is marked with a representation of the pride of his/her entire family.
I remember seeing a picture somewhere of a fellow with a huge tattoo that spread from his arm across his body. The tattoo itself was not the issue, but the needle tracks(not from a tattoo inker, either) that were in great abundance underneath his arms!
The main thing that would prevent me from getting a tattoo is my fear of needles.
Nifty thing about temps is there aren't needles. Mine are either drawn and/or airbrushed on.
I like looking at tattoo art, big ones are cool. As a personal preference though they're not for me. As I tell my tattooed friends and coworkers, I don't need to display or prove toughness because I naturally emulate it.
This would probably be petty, but I would have to base my reaction on exactly what the tattoo is. Tasteful? Cool? Original? Not on the face...