I am a person who falls under the category as a "Lover of tattoos." I adore them, all that they stand for (when done right, of course.) Getting a tattoo doesn't mean getting something horrid and ugly like "do me." I, for one, have six tattoos- three of which are literary, two are something that I hold dear to my heart, and the last one is a spiritual thing.
Sure, one day when I'm older, they may not look so hot. But I truly believe in the beauty of expressing oneself through any means available- and that includes tattoos. I also believe in living in the present and enjoying the life you have right now. I wouldn't want to get rid of the tattoos that speak my passion simply out of the fear that one day they might look bad!
Not to mention that I was smart enough to put them on parts of my body that will be covered anyway once I reach the point where my tattoos look horrendous. (For instance: I have one at my hip... sure, when I'm 40 or 50, it would seem trashy if I flaunted it, yes? But wouldn't it be trashy if, at 40 or 50, I was showing that much skin, anyway? If I am in such bad shape -age wise or other- that my tattoos look bad, then I shouldn't be showing off my skin by then, anyway.)
I actually wrote an essay type thing for my Creative Writing class this year about this belief, and have considered posting it onto here... This just makes me more tempted to! :]