I really like tattoos I think the look hot... on guys, don't get me wrong some girl tatts look cool but to be honest some don't and not even the design the placement is the prob in my opinion... and I think its cos I'm really choosy and get bored with things so easy (mum says it because I'm a Libra but then again so is everyone in my house)
First reaction? Find someone else to talk too. Complete turn off.
I am way outside your generation, so you probably don't care. Keeping guys my age away is probably OK for your needs. I used to shoot fashion models in Paris in the 80's. Never ran into one then with a tattoo. They looked pretty good without them.
I think people who get tattoos have to have a certain type of mentality to get something burned into their skin that will be there pretty much forever. Similar to people who smoke despite knowing it's bad for them (not that tats are bad for you it's just that you have to have a mind that clamps onto something like a steel trap), they're likely stubborn, which isn't a fully bad thing, or just the type of person that can stand their ground on something they believe in.
Of course there are those people who get tats and totally regret them later, as an artist I know I get board of my own artwork to the point where I don't really hang my own stuff up. it has to be something that I wouldn't know ever nook and cranny of every time I look at it or just mean something very special to me to get one, but I've yet to find anything THAT meaningful to justify it.
I am 21 and I have a tatoo on my foot of flowers with some vines.
I love it, Aparrently guys and people in general see me as being sweet and innocent and the tatoo perks their interest. I can hide it easily and I have no trouble looking proffessional or anything and its fun to show people when they aren't expecting it.
I will say chest tatoos or anything too revealing always looks trashy, but there is always a nice way to do a tatoo if that's what you want.