For pretty much as long as I can remember I've considered getting a tattoo. In high school, I thought about getting one of a big cat (a puma or tiger or something of that sort), in discussing it at the time, I told this to a friend (who at the time seemed to be copying me as much as he could), and he promptly went and got it done himself (without saying anything to me). Fortunately for me his tattoo looked rubbish, and was a big help in affirming in my mind that it wasn't what I wanted.
With being fully aware that if I choose to have something done, it will become a permanent part of my body, I don't see it as a decision to be taken lightly. Rather something I have, and will continue to put a great deal of consideration into. Hopefully culminating in me finding exactly what I want.
I do adore unique pieces of art people have as tattoos and do think it might be nice to have something like that, but then I think back to what it is I love, what I would be happy to have with me for the rest of my life. What aspects of my life do I enjoy...?
And to be honest, all I can boil it down to is the fact that I'm a geek. I like maths, I like physics, I like astronomy, (also video games and cartoons too, but I would need something outstanding for that) and to be honest, this opens many doors.
In searching for some influence, I stumbled across this site
(my computer continually has trouble opening this page), run by the well known science writer Carl Zimmer. With those as an idea platform, maybe I can start thinking a little deeper into what I'd be happy with.
Also, I'd like to know (and possibly see) what any of you all have for your ink work, and why you chose it?
Oh, and any suggestions would be appreciated (nothing stupid though Iain!).