i didn't get my first tatt until i was 26.... because of this very reason. i didn't want to regret my work.
but i have a solid plan now. just need to make time to draw it out, and then go get it done.
i agree, tho... so much... taking someone else's work, i duno. i love tatts that are meaningful to you PERSONALLY... like... when i watched miami ink, i loved the personal tatts. some of them were emotional.
i get the whole... fan appreciation/groupie love and all... but at least do something original. that no one else is walking around with.
i'm not a fan of band tatts, tho.
i don't think everyone regrets them... but, i'm just not that dedicated to any band enough to get ink in honor of them. i can think of 10 people, off the top of my head that deserve the honor. i guess, tho, if you're trying to fill your arm, maybe you run out of ideas, start putting 40s on there and shit.
but, i also would NEVER put a boys name on my body that didn't come FROM my body.
and i think "ghetto/prison" tatts are sexy and dangerous. hahah.
so, do with that what you will.