I got my first tattoo when I was 17 (Ooo bad I know...). It's a tribal snake down my spine. I still like it, although the colour is a bit faded in it's eyes.
I'm now in the process of sorting out my next one, a whole 12 years later - feathers over my shoulder. Sort of like scale armour, but with feathers. Not completely settled on colour or grey scale yet. But if it is coloured it will be grey, green and yellow. Since those are the colours of my parrot ZaZu
Tattoos are not as bad as most injections I have found. I actually fell asleep getting mine done. And the spine is apparently one of the more sensitive areas to get done. I woke up when he got to where my kidneys are because I kept twitching uncontrollably! A good gauge of how sore a tattoo is likely to be is to run a finger nail firmly across where you want tattooed.