I tend to look down on people with tattoos, especially if they have a lot. But I'm starting to really want one. I've wanted "No Reins" on the inside of my right foot with a dolphin tale next to it. And now I REALLY want "be brave" on one of my left ribs. I just don't want to regret it and I really want to get over my issue with being permanently inked.
For you I would recommend keeping it casual. Only get tattoos that you can cover up in a t-shirt and shorts. Try to not get any where you would have the potential to gain weight (butt, belly, thighs, hips).
Other then that try to get tattoos that mean something to you. Ones that are simple and not overly stylized or detailed will look good all your life. I really love that I can see a tattoo on my body and look back to what my mindset was when I got it done. All of my tattoos say something about me are very special to me with respect to that.
Well I'm glad to see your thinking in the long term with this. You have to think--"When I'm an old wrinkly woman, is this tattoo still going to look okay, will I still like it, will I regret it" I say its always best to stay away from tattoos for this reason. A lot of idiots go crazy and get really dumb tattoos, these people don't have the capability of thinking into the future... don't be one of them, which I don't think you are ;)
I personally do not like them on myself and it's quite a turn off on a potential partner. I don't look down on people that have them, though. If that's what you want, get it. Just be sure to really think about any that you do get, and not get anything impulsively.
I see no point in tattoos. Yes, some are cute - adorable even. But they will not be cute when you're 40. They'll just be sad when you're 80. I see no reason to scar my body just because it'll be cute.
Then there's the argument that people get tattoos for loved ones, or for a good reason. I try not to judge those people, but it's not for me. if I love my husband, child, or mother, I don't need to prove it to the world by tattooing their name or symbol on my body.
not my cup of tea. However, I don't really care what other people put on their bodies unless they get a tat of something stupid. I know a girl who has pac man and mario kart characters tatted on her hands and fingers. I hope for her sake that she dies young so she doesn't have to live to 60 with Luigi on her middle finger
They can be cute. Sometimes they can be downright ugly and pointless. It's cool if that's what you want-go for it. But personally I can't see myself ever getting one. I change my mind way too often...and I feel like it would only take me a week to get tired of the tat and want it gone. Plus the whole it looking out of place when I'm older...:/