I adore tattoos. I like them all: big ones, small ones, dainty ones, tough ones, bright ones, black and grey ones. I have several tattoos. I got my first one (shown below from both sides)
and my latest one was done about 4 years ago.
They all have special meaning to me and I got all of them for a specific reason.
I know tattoos have certain connotations with people, and I understand that. I also know that you can't judge a tattooed person so quickly. Tattoos are no longer the bastion of sailors, bikers, and miscreants. We who choose to have tattoos just like to have our art on our bodies and most of us have chosen what we have for a special reason or to commemorate a person or memory. And, we LOVE to be asked about them--as long as it's done respectfully and not with disdain. So if you see someone with tattoos that you either admire or are curious about, feel free to ask. I know I'm always happy to talk about mine!