I am fascinated by tattoos as an art form and frequently fantasize about getting a huge mural inked on my arms and shoulders. No dainty little butterfly on the ankle for me. I played a prank on my co-workers several years ago -- everyone thought my fake sleeve was real.
Tattooing over scars also interests me. I have this huge vertical scar on my abdomen from my cancer surgery, and I thought it would be cool to embellish it in some way. I had no control over the scarring of my body then, and the idea of taking control and doing it on my own terms appeals to me. My scar looks sort of like a zipper, so I Zoogled zippers and tattoos and holy cow! Check this out.
The thing is, I most certainly won't do it. OK, maybe I cave in and get something small, but even then, it's probably a bridge too far for me. I've gone this long without it, and I really don't see any good reason to start. Yet ...
What has been your experience with tattoos? Tacky or cool? Is it something you would consider in mid-life? Or are you way ahead of us? What do you have, and where is it?