I think they are so cool :]
tattoo quickly turns into tattoos. I've gotten three in the past month, already designed my fourth.
Just make sure you get them places that are easy to cover. I have two small ones just below my panty line (an umbrella and a spider in a web shaped like butterfly wings) and a larger one that starts on my hip/thigh and wraps around over my hipbone (a dandelion with floating seeds that turn into birds and says "lets go chase the sunset, bring me the horizon") & my fourth one is going on my ribs/side (stars & swirls that says "Dios eterno, tu luz por siempre brillara" or in english "everlasting God, your light will shine forever"). All easy to cover, none interfere with jobs.
Just steer clear of those visible spots until you get yourself established in a career.
:] I got my first tattoo when I was 16 and I had it done in such a grubby, nasty little place. I'm pretty sure the tattooist didn't use a clean needle. Gosh, it makes me shudder just thinking about what I could have caught.
Think about your future - some employers don't like tattoos! And think about the design and location.
My one is slap bang in the middle on my inner arm! I didn't listen to anyone and just dived in :] as young people do, I suppose! Haha. I've learned my lesson now though!
But yeah, if you want one go for it, but think hard! Give it a few more years maybe?
Good luck with whatever you do!
of course you do..almost everyone has one now...it's a nice 'cool' thing to do I suppose...why don't you try something less permanent like a piercing..or...pick the one you want and put it on with permanent marker..sharpies or something...wear it around for a while and if your intrigue doesn't wear off...then give it some thought...some in depth with I regret this and am I sure it's not just bc everyone else has one..thought
Only if you happen to like being stuck over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over...oh yeah and over and over and over with a NEEDLE!
Then yeah, I say go for it. :P
(I don't like needles) :O
If you get a tattoo, don't get it just because you think it's cool...get it bacause the image or writing means something to you. These things are expensive and hard to remove if later in life you don't think it was such a 'cool' thing to do.
If you won't have regrets then go for it. Just remember... If you'd ever want the tattoo to be gone, they'd have to surgically remove it then replace the skin. So think twice.
But then again, there are some amateurs that give you aids and hiv and stuffies :(