I have many tattoos. Well over a dozen.
Mostly I have “jewelry” style tatts - mine are original artwork designed for me by artists whose work I admire and with whom I spent a lot of time developing the designs.
I have a “necklace” that stretches across my chest, collarbone to collarbone with a celtic knot snake triskelion design as the center peice - and a similarly designed armband that is on my left forearm - no centerpeice yet - We’ve been uninspired. ON my left foot I have a black tribal design (ribbon like) that goes from between my big and second toes across the top of my foot (YEOWWCH!) spiraling around my leg to (currently) just below my knee. It’s in progress still, but eventually it will terminate at the point where my left hand touches my left thigh where I have already have the spiral top point (looks like a large stylized circular saw blade.)
I don’t regret any of them - they are permanent pieces of art just for me and those I choose to allow to saee them (Ok that’s almost everyone). I didn’t get them lightly either - I’m a professional and when allowing them to show is inappropriate, I am willing to accept that I may have to wear a shirt with a button up collar at least 3/4 sleeves as well as either pants or dark tights EVEN IN THE SUMMER.
A couple haven’t aged particularly well - the one on my belly for example was a set of simple line heiroglyphs about the size of a silver dollar…one full term pregnancy later - it’s 2X - 3X that size at least! I may have it covered over at some point in the future. I am in the process of losing the last of the “baby weight” and want to see how it loooks when I’m toned up some more before I decide.
Touching up an existing tatt is an option also. The quality of ink has improved greatly over the years and a touchup can make an older P.O.S. tatt look really nice.