I've been thinking of getting a tattoo, a really small one just below my ankle, it would be a national sign of a country I come from. Do you think it would lessen my chances of getting a job or being treated seriously (based on my looks and the way I dress, people usually see me as someone really conservative), do you think the idea is silly? It's not a feminine tattoo, rather very nationalistic ( I want to remember where I come from), and lastly this is directed to the male readers, would it be a turnoff?
Not really a deal breaker or anything. It's easy to cover up and not too glaringly obvious. It's unlikely it would stop you from getting a job... besides if someone was looking that close you might have to sue for harassment!
I'm in pharmacy school and I can point down any row of our class and find a girl with a tattoo somewhere. You're under 18, times have changed, and tattoos are far less of an issue with people when it comes to jobs and being treated seriously.
Personally, I like tattoos and piercings on a girl, but that may be because I have neither and it might be one of those opposites attract type things.