"The activity taking place here, however, is a symptom of the growing barbarism in American life. Tattooing has traditionally been a marginal activity among civilized people, the calling card of cannibals, sailors, and whores. The appropriate place for it is on the margins, in the back alleys, the skid rows. The mainstreaming of tattoos (on main street) is a harbinger of social dysfunction." - James Howard Kunstler
Tattoos, for those who love them, are an ultimate expression of what they want and love, and it brings great happiness. Some tattoos are stupid looking and probably terrible mistakes, but even then, if it brings happiness to the owner, then great. I myself will probably get tattoos when I figure out if I am done shrinking or growing.