I'm not a big fan of them, I think they are kinda stupid looking. When your young, you don't think about getting a good job. I finally got a big boy job last summer as a general manager. I was told were looking for clean cut individuals to be the face of our brand. In so many words, if the tattoo is visible don't hire them. There are many companies that have policies in place, to not hire those with tattoos that can't be covered.
I would also like to point out, for women that get tats. The women that win Miss. America contests and super models either don't have any tattoo's or are heavily air brushed for photo shoots. These women are the most beautiful in the world. So the majority of people must still feel tattoo's take away from one's beauty, not enhance it.
I *prefer* no tattoos. I can accept one or two small tattoos without an issue, as long as they aren't in key areas:
- neck (front or sides)
- pubic area
For me, a girl who had sleeves or big tattoos would have to be absolutely AMAZING in every other way to make up for the tats, and girls with tats in the areas I listed above would pretty much be a deal-breaker. Well, MAYBE if it was Scarlett Johansson, but even then, I'd have to think about it.
I don't care for tattoos. I do like women's skin without a tattoo. Women with tattoo's pretty much immediately become non-possible to date for me, but still can be interesting people. You realize that guys who have strong opinions about your question are going to be interested in responding and others, who don't care one way or another, will probably pass the question by.
Different generations, occupations, education, religious preferences, urban or rural backgrounds, big city or small town are all going to affect the guy's preference. You wouldn't be interested in dating me anyway. I am in the wrong generation.