Amen to that. I have always loved tattoos, but for that exact reason I did not get my first one until I was 45. Then in the last 11 years I have worked my way up to about 15 different tattos. Each designed by myself, and each with a lot of personal meaning. I have what I call the “tattoo rules”
1: Each tattoo should be easily concealed if you ever want to work in the “corporate” world.
2: Every tattoo should be personal. Being drunk and selecting a design off the wall is not “personal”.
3: Tattoos fade and bleed over time, eventually turning into big black blobs on your skin. Be prepared…
4: Never get a tattoo where you might get major surgery. Doctors don’t care if they sew you back together with the tattoo intact.
5: Never get the name of anyone but your kids put on your skin. Significant others, for what ever reason, come and go. Kids don’t.
And the final rule: Never get a tattoo unless YOU want it. Getting one because someone else likes them is a recipe for disaster.