I have no tattoos myself. I really like the "tramp stamps", and a few other hidden tats or on the ankle can be really hot on an attractive woman! Years ago I used to think the nose piercings were hot, now I can take them or leave them.
I don't have any tattoos because I could never settle on something that I would want on my body forever. However, I do like some tats and piercings on women. I think n!ppl3 and l@bia piercings are pretty hot on women.
I don't like whole sleeves or whole leg tattoos and I have this thing about being able to see the "person" underneath; some areas where there isn't any ink. On the flip side, depending on the artistry of the piece, I can find some full sleeves quite beautiful.
I've always loved tattoos on guys...grrrowl. When my hubby & I were still together, I would constantly trace his tats w/my fingers.
I'm 32 & only just got my first (& so far only) tattoo a little over a year ago. It's on my forearm & extends onto the back of my hand. I've been told it was a bold choice, especially for a first tat. It seemed normal to me, but I've always been a dance to a different beat kind of girl. It's very pretty, & I love it.
I used to love piercings. As I get older, though, I'm finding I don't dig visible piercings so much. I do have a tiny stud in my nose, which I've had since I was 15.
Tattoos and body piercings used to be unusual expressions I guess, now everyone does it so it is more like someone saying "Im different! Im different!" while at the same time looking more and more like everyone else. Just another sheep.
Im sure I will get flamed for saying so - but seems to me that many (not all) people that get all excited about tattoos are the same attention seekers that stuck pencils in their nose and ate glue when they were kids. Now they cant wait to wear specially selected clothes to show of their special tat' or eagerly display ever increasing ear /nose rings to let everyone know how unique they are. Isnt that special. I'm inclined to say 'Good for you! Isn't that special?" ;-)
Go ahead. Let me have it. I am totally in the 'attention seeking' camp.
I suppose I must admit I find some tramp stamps kind of sexy - peeking up above a pair of low rise jeans in the same way a whale tail is sexy and suggestive. Tats are trashy though - and ultimately, eventually look like tired imperfections on naturally beautiful bodies - like graffiti in a park - and reminders of old beliefs that may or may not still fit the person.
Not judgemental - but in general, I think tats and egregious piercings a little silly.