birdfromboat wrote in post #8621014
I DO NOT CARE if you want to have a tattoo, but I am curious as to why. I am 47 years old, pretty open minded, can appreciate 'fringe' thinking, I am even an unconcerned father of the bearer of a tattoo, but it still eludes me.
I remember the t shirts I wore and the bumper stickers I displayed with pride in the seventies and eighties, and I have to say I would probably still wear some of them and stick some of them on my current car. But I have to admit I am glad some of them have long since been worn out or scraped off.
The point I am trying to make here is that I would not have been able to predict wich ones would survive to the present day and wich ones would fall to the side, no way. How can anyone say they will always be glad they got their tattoo, any more than I could predict wich of my t shirts and bumperstickers would become a pleasant memory and wich would become laughable phase that I left behind long ago?
When you get nicely done artwork and not some cheesy 70's saying, it's timeless. Once it's on you don't even think about it. When I see mine in the mirror I stop and admire it. I truly like what I picked and will forever be proud of it. It's not "Ass Gas or Grass, nobody rides for free".
There are so many places on the body to get tattoo's, for those who worry about employement. If you go with neck, hands, face, well that's your problem and you pretty much mapped out your life. If you get your arms done, wearing sleeves isn't the end of the world when it comes to your job. I have plenty of friends who wear suits to work and have their arms covered. Not a big deal. And they also had their stuff done a long time ago. They still like it.