I have 3 tattoos.
I got my first one when I was 28 years old. I turned 38 this year and got two more.
My first tat is on my ankle. It's of my childrens initials surrounded by roses. It is of something that I am extremely proud of (Since I wasn't suppose to have children) and will never change in my life.
My second tattoo is of a clover, with a red center. It's on my shoulder. It represents my Irish heritage and uniqueness.
The third is of a black butterfly on my forearm. It was the logo from a book that I read that really helped me thru a situation. It's there as a reminder for me, that I am a good person even when others feel the need to abuse or put me down.
I love my tattoos. They're personal to me and I really don't give a s.h.*% what others might think of them. I am actually planning on having more done.
They are painful to get, but the pain is soon forgotten and it's not that bad really. Kinda like a bee sting. And as far as expense is concerned, it depends on who you go to to have it done and how large the tattoo is.
If you get one, make sure the person who does it has a certificate from the board of health and they are inspected often. Also talk to some of their clients and go through their portfolio.