most people see it as ugly work while others see it as a part of individuality.
Most people regret getting tattoos because they were a quick 3 second decision while others who take time to plan them will love seeing the piece everyday.
Something that shifts when you get older but considering the amount of detail and care provided will not become a blotch of multi-colored skin.
Something that rarely be considered conformity. Tattooing is art and there is an infinite amount of ideas designs and creativity to dispel "sheep following". Basically unless you're getting flash (any random picture on a tat shop's wall) that everyone you know has you're not following anyone.
It is a serious form of art work and should be carefully thought about.
Basic spontaneous ink victim: I did love my butterfly tattoo when i first got it done but now i'm tired of looking at it.
Me: I love the star on my arm. It represents my daughter and it's comforting to see it everyday and know that she's a part of me
My daughter: dad i don't want to get a tattoo.
(response) it's your body and your choice.
my celtic trinity and warrior band
my tattoo... still in progress
rickys tattoo so sick
Tribal dragon by Dave / Baseltattoo.com
Lacey's Neck (URAQT!)
sm. Koi Fish Tattoo
'ink permanently implanted under the skin
Tattooing is a process by which pigment (ink) is permanently deposited (implanted) under the skin (well, into the non-exfoliating layers of skin).
We have archeological records of tattooing going well into pre-history (the tattooed iceman dates at 3300 BC). The word itself sources from "tattau", a Tahitian word which translates essentially as "to mark".' -Shannon Larratt
nowadays, there are technology to remove the tattoo such as a laser. thus, meaning the tattoo is a tattoo till is removed.
Sensible Newly Inked Person: I got a new tattoo, it's my grandfathers name. He taught me so much, and I want to show everybody that he is always with me.
Retarded Wannabe Rebelious Teenager: Check out this Japanese character I got tattooed on my shoulder! Now all the chicks will think I'm cool, and all the jocks/preps/rednecks will quit making fun of me!
Ericas Mom: Well fuck we just pissed away 50k on her college. I wish she would have told me that so I could have prepped her for a life of crime.
Some tattoos are indeed stupid. Usually done by scratchers who will ink things onto teenagers who are too young to realize what they're doing, or people who really don't grasp the concept of a what a tattoo is and the reality of forever.
A well thought out quality tattoo means something to their wearer and is done by a professional. They can be very beautiful and personal at the same time.
Sleazy Tattoo Artist: How about a butterfly on your hip?
Teenage Girl: Its like you read my mind!