I think about each tattoo I want for AT LEAST a year (usually longer). If I don't get tired of it by then, chances are, I won't be tired of it later. Besides, a lot of it has to do with your outlook. My tattoos represent something to me, how I was feeling at that time, and even if I don't feel like that later (and I often HOPE that I won't), it's still a part of my past. It's a stepping stone on the path to being the person that I will someday become, and I can't erase that.
Besides, my tattoos are cathartic to me. It helps me to express the things that I feel, and by expressing them so permanently, it helps me not to dwell on them as much, if that makes sense? It helps me to finally begin to move forward. It's sorta like saying, "Yes, I feel like this, this is a big part of me, there it is, now let's discuss something else," sort of thing, haha.
I know it's cheesy, but this really sums out how I feel, and I say it every time I talk about my tats:
My tattoos take what is ugly inside of me, and make it beautiful on the outside.
My favorite part of my body or appearance is my tattoos.
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." -Will Rogers
Last edited by blackviolet; 11-05-2010 at 10:34 PM.