I got inked today :)
I still maintain that the most negative aspect of getting a permanent tattoo is, ironically, it's permanence. One can't hate or love anything or anyone forever. 'Forever' is intimidating.
Tattoo-making hurts like hell, yes.
But it makes you realize how pain is serene.
Like they say, "pain is temporary, pride is forever"
I don't know about the 'pride' bit yet, but the pain is going away.
The pain from today and that day.
Still gives me the chill though.
But I'll live :)