it depends on what they're of. if they've got a good design and it's placed well and has meaning for them, then tattoos are mad hot. if they've got something like NIN or Metallica tattooed on their back or a bunch of skulls, a american or confederate flag, or naked ladies tattooed on their arms, then it's a major turn off, actually it's more of a deal-breaker. I also hate neck tattoos and tattoos on the lower body. they're only hot if they're on the shoulder, bicep, or pec in my opinion.
It's not tattoos that are a turn off or turn on it's the type and the guy sporting them. For example, some weight lifter guy with barbed wire around his arm *turn off* but some punk guy with full on sleeves *turn on*. Then again, that is not always the case. Also, some people consider the body a temple. Therefore, they eat right, do not tattoo or pierce themselves etc. I think it boils down to overall attraction.
I just think tatoos are ugly. Yeah I think the design looks good but only on paper. I perfer a guy that doesn't have them because it makes him look...cleaner in a sense. I'm not one for bad boys, not saying that all guys that have tatoos are bad, but I like people that take care of their bodies. And who would want a tattoo especially when you get old, when they sag and look gross lol.
Guys with tattoos are always the guys I notice first. Personally, I really like the tattoo look, usually because they reflect more independent type of guy that I like. Also, just the type and location of the tattoo can say a lot about a person.
Tattoos are not a turnoff for me whatsoever! I think they are really sexy on guys, and I'm talking about guys that have tattoos everywhere, covering arms, chest, back, neck. OMG Also facial tattoos turn me on too but not too many guys have them.
I always thought girls thought tattoos were a turn on. I guess more reserved girls might consider them to be taboo or a turn off, but from my experiences, most girls find tattoos hot. Of course it could just be mine haha, probably not though.
I would never date or not date a girl because she had tattoos. It's a personal choice, I don't see why anyone else should get to judge. Personally I respect anyone who is an individual and does things because they want to do them.