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Talk sense to me. I want a tattoo. A little white seahorse.
Yep, your body your choice, I think you're old enough to decide!! white needs a good skin tone to carry it off, might be tricky... but otherwise I'd say go for it. I've got tattoos that I got in my 20s, and I'm now 40 and still love them as much as when I got them, probably a little more!!
Bad idea. I had a "cherub" (in normal ink not white) done at 17 on my lower stomach. I hate it with a vengeance and look forward to the day when I can spare the cash to have it lasered the fuck off! However its your body.
My MIL has a heart on her shoulder with arrow through and the name Derek on. You can't get much worse than that... She was similar age to you when she had it done as well - plus the "Derek" is a married man. Another story altogether but it does make me larfffff!!!!
Don't! I have 3 and loathe and detest each and every one of them. I got them when i was 20, now nearly 40 and I get more embarrased by them every year. Even more so when I go the hospital for check ups and the doc presses my tummy - god knows what he thinks of this middle ages woman with a celtic band roudn her belly button.
OP as it's your first one and you only want a teeny tiny seahorse, why not?!? My advice would be to choose the location of the tatoo really carefully and only go to an artist who is recommended and you can see samples of their own work.
Sidetracking slightly, but can anyone explain what the fascination with big koi carp tatoos is? I really don't get it. I have seen more and more of them recently and they have all been really big, colourful and hard to miss. Don't get me wrong, the tatoos themselves are gorgeous to look at because it's obvious who ever did them was very talented. I just don't understand the fish theme?!?