Couple of years ago before moving to Japan I was judging people with tattoos, doesn't matter which size or amount was on a body, if anyone asked whether I wanted to get one I would give a strong "NO!"
At this point some of the readers would wonder how is it relevant to UG columns, cuz it is unrelated to music. Actually it is relevant, as lots and lots of Rock stars are having more than one tattoo. Haven't you heard about "Tattoo Freak" Rick Genest "Zombie Boy", Canadian model who starred at Gaga's "Born This Way". This is just one big example, over 90% of rock stars are having more than one.
Just to show you how cool he looks:
Tattoo saloons are quite famous in Japan (It is interesting to mention that The Ainu, an indigenous people of Japan, traditionally had facial tattoos for centuries). You can get a decent tattoo for like $120, with high quality, "aftercare" and further discounts for a next one if you "spread the word". Most importantly, it is hard to stop after you have started. You start with one tattoo on your wrest, another one on your neck, surely ankle should not be ignored... Soon your body is fully covered with all your "emotional expressions".
Some of them are cute, I had serious thinking about having one on my hand, with the word "Freedom" written in Kanji. I think this is a good location: you can still hide it in office and look cool while being casual.
Drawbacks Of Having One:
But the right tattoo, on a right place, can really make it worth.
Which Rock Star, In Your Opinion, Has Da "Hottest" Tattoo?
P.S. It was hilarious reading about Professor Green "Lucky" tattoo on his neck in 2009, when just weeks later he was stabbed in the neck with a broken beer bottle in an altercation.
...or The Prodigy's Liam Howlett' "I have arrived" tattoo on his neck in 2008. In other words meaning "I've just come."