YEah- I've got a tattoo on my ankle. I got it when I was 23.
HEre's what I've noticed:
A.) getting a tattoo hurts- it feels like a thousand little bee-stings. And then it bleeds afterward. Still, if you don't mind pain- it's not big deal. (How much does it hurt to get a shot from the doctor? To get stung by a bee? Now multiply that. See? Not so bad!)
B.) getting tattoos is addictive. Once you have one, you want another. My first reaction to my own was "wow!" And my second reaction: "I could put another on my arm- and another on my hand- and where should I put the next??" My advice- don't do that! Stop yourself before it's too late. Once you have them, you can't get rid of them. So wait a while before you make a decision.
Fortunately, I forced myself to wait- and the desire faded. But I do like what I have. It's tasteful.
That's my $0.02!