With tattoos I waited untill I found something I really wanted on my body, not decided I wanted a tattoo and found something to get. Figured that way I wouldnt regret it later.
My first tattoo was a small heart on my hand. I got it after my gramma died at age 67. No women in my family have made it to 70 yet due to multiple medical problems, heart disease, diabetes, etc., so after she passed we decided to get the small heart on our left hands. My mom, aunt, and sister all did it too as a reminder to ourselves to take better care of our own hearts the way my gramma never did, and as kind of memorial for her. Now every time I lift a glorious greasy fry to my mouth I have a conveniently placed reminder to look at and stop me. Its a great small reminder that helps keep us on track with all our health goals. Then I have some flowers I drew tattooed down my thigh. Really arent as warped and dull as they are in the bad pic.
^^all of mine have a story and meaning behind them. Plus I designed them so its not like I was jsut bumming off somebody elses art. I agree. It took 2 months for me to get my tattoo designed how I wanted...same with this one im getting on wednesday.
Not that there is anything wrong with the "meaningless" tattoos either... I have to laugh at my sister though. At 18 she went into a tattoo shop and picked a picture out of the book and had it done. She got a generic butterfly tramp stamp, some dolphins jumping her bellybutton just 'cause she was 18 and she could and she hates them now. Only ones she still likes are the special ones that have to do with her family, kids and horse.
Roper chick, can't wait to see pictures!